The Best Kept Secrets Of Lisbon

Discover Lisbon no matter where you are
Discover Lisbon no matter where you are | Marina Watson Peláez / © Culture Trip
Sophia Karner

Lisbon sees millions of tourists throughout the year that come to experience the city’s amazing cultural heritage, art scene and outstanding cuisine. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas in Lisbon, the city still has a few well-kept secrets – read about them below and spend an extraordinary day in this amazing city.

Local handicraft

Lisbon is a paradise for anyone who enjoys the art of handmade crafts, such as select furniture, vintage jewelry and other hidden gems. There is a wide variety of intimate small shops that are mostly frequented by locals, so you can be sure to get authentic handicrafts at fair prices. Nobre Povo, for example, features hand-picked products from local artists. Cor do Cobre is another great venue at which to pick up some lovely handmade jewelry, such as copper rings and necklaces. This quirky little shop is run by Chapito, a cultural center that also promotes art projects for the young in the city.

Marina Watson Peláez /

Alternative exhibitions

Lisbon has an outstanding art scene that successfully blends into the city’s culture. A great variety of small galleries and off-the-beaten-path museums create an extraordinary environment for art lovers. Galeria de Arte Urbana is an independent gallery that gives street artists the opportunity to showcase their works in a legal environment. MUDE, the city’s museum of fashion and design, regularly features alternative exhibitions, like Tap Portugal. If you’re looking for independent art galleries, then Lisbon’s art scene has plenty in store for you.

Lisbon street art

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