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3 Days in Lisbon Portugal – Walking Tour Guide

Lisbon Portugal - City Views

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August 15, 2016 by Andrew Gavin

Nestled on the hills overlooking the river Lisbon, Portugal is an incredible example of old world charm. Largely untouched, this walkable city offers incredible beauty as you wander the streets.
Among the many stops we made on our whirlwind tour of Portugal we had the pleasure of spending 3 days and 2 nights in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. Here are the must see spots.

Day 1:

Torre de Belem

Lisbon Portugal - Torre de Belem

A little way away from the city center you will find two important landmarks worth a trip out. There are public transporation options, but if you can drive manual you may want to rent a car for the day as we did.
If you do rent a car, make a bigger trip out of it and continue further out to Cascais a beachside community 30 mins away and Sintra where the royals summer castle is located.

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

Lisbon Portugal - Monesterio de Jeronimos

Near the Torre de Belem it is a natrual next stop.

Jump On One Of The Trolleys To Get Around

Lisbon Portugal - TrolleyDSC04482

Rumor has it that pickpockets frequent the trolleys so keep your valuables close, we didn’t have any problems with this.

Check Out The Rua da Prata In The Baixa Neighborhood

Lisbon Portugal - Baixa

This central street is lively with restaurants, bars and shops.

At The End Of The Rua da Prata You Will Find The Praca do Comercio

Lisbon Portugal - Praca do Comercial

This public square sits along the Tagus River and provides great views of the Cristo Rei statue and the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge

Cristo Rei Statue From The Lisbon Waterfront

Lisbon Portugal - Cristo Rei Statue

Stroll Back Inland To Find The Santa Justa Elevator

Lisbon Portugal - Elevador do Santa Justa

Take The Elevator To The Top For Some Stellar City Views

Lisbon Portugal - Elevador do Santa Justa Views

From The Top You Will Be Able To Walk Over To The Carmo Convent


The foundation is all that remains following an earthquake hundreds of years ago.

Day 2:

Begin In The Baixa District And Walk Toward The Sao Jorge Castle Making Sure To Pass The Casa dos Bicos

Lisbon Portugal - Casa do Bicos

The house is know for it’s unique exterior which features cones jutting out from the surface.

Continue Walking Up The Hill And You Will Pass The Se Cathedral

Lisbon Portugal - Cathedral do Se

Photo opp

At The Top You Will Arrive At The Castelo Sao Jorge

Lisbon Portugal - City Views

These are the best views overlooking the city and river below.

Wander The Side Streets And Look For A Good Place to Eat Lunch

Lisbon Portugal - Fish Meal

We happened upon a mom and pop restaurant where the wife cooked and husband hosted and served. Fish grilled with a little sea salt is cooked to perfection and although it’s a simple preparation is a speciatly of Portugal.

Listen For Some Fado Music

Lisbon Portugal - Singing Fado

Fado is a type of Portuguese folk music and the city has many popular clubs featuring Fado.

Sip On Port Wine


A top spot for Port is Solar do Vinho do Porto.

End The Trip With A Meal At Cervejaria Trindade


Day 3:

Take In The Views One Last Time, Adeus Portugal


Where to Stay?

Recharge In A Hostel Apartment or Airbnb rental

Lisbon Portugal - Hostel Apartment

Lisbon has quite a few boutique hostels where the accomodations are incredibly pleasant, in great central locations, yet affordable, and some offer offsite apartments.