In my daily life I do everything I can to avoid the places that I know that are crowed with tourists and in Lisbon we have tourists all year.
Of course that when I visit other cities maybe I do that too, I go and visit and that famous places that you must at least one time in your life, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Atomium in Brussels.
But then I like to visit other places that are not in the tourist guides, the spots in each city that are reserved for the locals, because this is how, in my opinion, you truly get to know one city!
The other day I was thinking that maybe it would be fun to explore my hometown, Lisbon, like a tourist! Spend a day doing touristic things. It’s just like traveling but in your hometown. Good, right!?
So today I’m sharing what are my favorite touristic spots in Lisbon, check them here!
My favorite place in the city is Terreiro do Paço and the Arco da Rua Augusta.
Recently I made a Lisbon by Neighbourhoods about this part of the city. You can find the post here!
Also this area has been under construction with major renovations to make it more walk friendly and with more green spaces by the river! I would suggest you to buy an ice cream and seat there, by the river, just watching! It’s so rewarding, promise you will love it!
One of my other favorite places in the city is this zone of the city, the Rua Augusta, very close to Terreiro do Paço and it’s where you can find some global stores like Zara and where you can find some stores with products homemade that are so cute that deserve a visit from you!
This place in the picture below is called Elevador de Santa Justa is located just in a street next to the main one (it’s impossible to miss). You can climb to the very top you will have an amazing view for the city!
To entry in the Elevador and to enjoy the breath-taking view, you have to pay 5€. But, a little secret: if you go through a city in the back (here linked the direction) you can go to the very top for only 1,50€!! See? Such a way to save and visit your hometown!!
And finally my other favorite place in Lisbon (apart from all the viewpoints that we have!!) is the S. Jorge Castle. The famous castle of Lisbon that has the best view for watching the sunset!!
Make sure to check this view, and of course, walk all the way until the very top so that you can explore the little traditional houses of Lisbon!
Have you ever been to Lisbon? If so share with me your favourite touristic spots of the city!!