Travelling to the capital city of Portugal to attend a wedding in Lisbon or other special event is an opportunity to visit one of the oldest cities in the world!
A picturesque city, built in seven hills and bathed by the Tagus River, Lisbon presents its visitors and locals, with beautiful viewpoints, lively and colored old streets & neighborhoods, delicious food – including pastries and traditional drinks to die for! So, this short introduction is to show you what you can experience in just one day walking around Lisbon!
See our suggested itinerary to explore Lisbon's highlights in one day!
A day in Lisbon
09:30 – Start your tour by walking through the downtown area, also known as Baixa, towards the most historical quarter of the city – Alfama.
Stop to taste some traditional delicacies in small cafés you will pass by, like the Ginjinha do Rossio
10:30 – Go up to visit the Old St. George’s Castle that offers one of the most beautiful views over the city
11:30 – Go down through Alfama narrow streets towards the riverfront and walk towards Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square).
*Once you get to the square, we suggest you grab some lunch.
14:00 – Start walking again, but now go to the Chiado quarter, one of the most elegant areas of the city, followed by the Bairro Alto district.
14:45 – Go down again, now heading straight to Cais do Sodré Train Station and get on a train towards Belém.
15:15 – Once at Belém, walk along the river towards the Discoveries Monument square. Take some time to see this monument and the map on the floor.
15:45 – Go on a panoramic boat cruise. From here, you will get to see the most important monuments of the city from the river, including the Tower of Belém and the Jerónimos Monastery.
16:45/17:00 – Boat cruise returns
17:30 – Walk towards the Belém Pastry Shop, to taste the most famous pastries of the country, which recipe has been kept secret for centuries. (And yes, you can take a few of them with you back to the hotel!!)