Lisbon is a city of history, colour and passion, with breathtaking views and perfect miradouros (viewpoints) from which to see them. Now you can discover the Portuguese capital like never before, following Nathalie Fauquette as she dances her way through the city’s most unique locations.
Watch our interactive film below to find out more about each of these places for yourself.
The Miradouro da Graça
The Miradouro da Graça offers a shaded spot from which to take in a panoramic view of Lisbon. From here, visitors can see the São Jorge Castle, the Tagus River and the iconic 25 de Abril Bridge (Lisbon’s version of the Golden Gate Bridge).
The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
A short 15-minute walk east along the river from Belém’s cluster of historic landmarks is the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (the MAAT), where visitors can climb up a curved staircase to the roof and snap photos of sailboats and ferries.
Loja Viúva Lamego, Largo do Intendente
In Intendente Square (or Largo do Intendente) azulejo lovers will find the stunning Loja Viúva Lamego, a historic shop responsible for manufacturing Portuguese ceramic tiles.
The Berardo Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Art can be found in every corner of this city, and in Belém the Berardo Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art has been showcasing notable 20th- and 21st-century works since 2007.
Praça do Comércio
Is there a more recognisable Portuguese square than the sunshine yellow Praça do Comércio with its grand archway? Now a popular meeting point and photo-op, it was originally a centre for foreign trade.
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
Once you’ve explored all the city has to offer, the luxurious Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is a peaceful retreat where you can bury your nose in a newly purchased book or sit back and scroll through your best pictures. There is no better place to end an exciting day in Lisbon.
Padrão dos Descobrimentos
Visitors arriving by boat will be welcomed by Belém’s riverside landmarks, including the 20th-century Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a monument honouring key figures in Portuguese history and the Age of Discovery.
Miradouro das Portas do Sol
Walking up Lisbon’s steep roads can be a bit of a workout, but you can catch your breath while gazing at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora from the Miradouro das Portas do Sol. Then make like a local and catch the trundling Tram 28, which will carry you past more beautiful buildings as you head back downhill.
Ler Devagar in Alcântara’s LX Factory
Lisbon is a city that loves to express itself, and invites visitors to do the same. Get inspired at the city’s most beautiful bookshop, Ler Devagar in Alcântara’s LX Factory, which is stacked floor to ceiling with texts from the country’s most exciting literary minds.
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