A local guide to sightseeing in Lisbon: Adventures off the beaten track
Lisbon, Portugal’s bustling capital, is a treasure trove of sights, sounds and experiences worthy of sightseeing. While the main tourist attractions like the Tower of Belem and the Jeronimos Monastery are definitely worth a visit, they are often crowded and lack the city’s authentic charm.
That’s why we work with a local guide in Lisbon who will take you to the heart of the city’s hidden gems. From exploring the colourful street art to sampling the best pastel de nata in town, this guide will help you discover the real Lisbon.
So if you’re looking for an adventure and want to experience the city like a true local, our guide to Lisbon is just what you need. And you won’t go with a large group but only with your own family or group of friends.
Sightseeing Lisbon; the hidden gems
Lisbon is a city full of hidden gems, and our local guide can help you discover them all. The city is rich in history and culture. And there is always something new to discover, even for those who already know the city well. From the colourful street art to the hidden gardens and parks, there is something for everyone in Lisbon.
The best viewpoints in Lisbon
One of the highlights of visiting Lisbon are the stunning views of the city. Our local guide can help you find the best viewpoints, which are often off the beaten track and less crowded than the well-known tourist attractions. From the viewpoint of Graça to São Jorge Castle, there are plenty of beautiful places to enjoy the views of Lisbon.
Sightseeing Lisbon; the city’s street art
Lisbon is a city full of colourful street art, and our local guide can take you on a tour of the best works. From the huge murals that cover entire facades to the small details hidden in the city’s narrow streets, there is always something new to discover. You will be amazed by the creativity and craftsmanship of local artists.
Museums and galleries off the beaten track
Lisbon has a wealth of museums and galleries that are off the beaten track and less known to tourists. Our local guide can take you to some of the best, such as the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) and the Gulbenkian Museum. These museums often have interesting and unusual exhibitions you won’t find anywhere else.
The best local markets and eateries
One of the best ways to experience a city’s culture is to visit its local markets and eateries. Our guide can take you to some of the best places, where you can sample local dishes and buy authentic souvenirs. From the Mercado de Campo de Ourique to the Time Out market, there are plenty of delicious places to explore.
Day trips from Lisbon
Lisbon is a great base for day trips to nearby places. For example, it is fun to go to the Arrábida Natural Park. Here, Tugar organises various activities such as coasteering, kayaking, visiting caves and dolphin spotting. You can also visit Cascais and Sintra. Beware though, Sintra can be very busy, especially in summer!
Exploring Lisbon’s unique neighbourhoods
Lisbon has plenty of unique neighbourhoods, each with its own charm and character. Our guide can take you to some of the best, such as Alfama, Bairro Alto and Chiado. Each of these neighbourhoods has its own history and culture, and you will be amazed by the city’s diversity.
Lisbon’s best-kept secrets – hidden gardens and parks
One of Lisbon’s best-kept secrets are the hidden gardens and parks scattered throughout the city. Such as the Jardim Botânico and the Jardim do Príncipe Real. These quiet spots offer a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and are perfect for relaxing and unwinding.
Getting to know Lisbon at your own leisure or rather getting to know the small streets and quaint spots with an experienced (Dutch-speaking) guide? You can!
It’s an excellent way to get a first impression of Lisbon and then explore the rest at your leisure.
Along the way, you’ll be treated to local refreshments.
Tugar also arranges accommodation in Lisbon.
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