Lisbon is, without a doubt, a charming city. It contains so much history, culture and art, all this without ever losing its special touch of modernity that does not detract from its identity, on the contrary! Those who visit it are not indifferent, with so much that the city has to offer. But it is also easy to get lost without knowing where to start your visit or what to see in Lisbon in a weekend.
That is why we have compiled some must- vist points of what to see in Lisbon on a weekend. Prepared? Join this journey with us.
Impossible to visit Lisbon and not go through La Baixa
La Baixa is considered the heart of the city and the starting point to visit various streets and monuments. From Restorers Square you can walk down Freedom Avenue and finish at Pombal Marquis Square.
Walk down Augusta Street which will take you through the Triumph Arch to Commerce Square, also known as Terreiro do Paço. Here you cannot miss visiting the three main shopping and gastronomic streets: Augusta, Gold and Prata streets.
To get to know La Baixa better, you can also consult our post A day in La Baixa, where we share a set of points of interest that you cannot miss.
There is a lot to see in Lisbon on a weekend, so we want to highlight some monuments and characteristic streets that you cannot miss.
From São Jorge Castle to Nations Park
From La Baixa you can easily go to other parts of the city. Being in Figueira Square, you can easily take the tram that will take you to São Jorge Castle, or even climb the hills and walk the route (we recommend wearing comfortable shoes). Along the way you will find viewpoints that will make you yearn for the city and from where you can see Mouraria and Alfama, two emblematic and historic neighbourhoods of the city.
By car or public transport, you will quickly reach the Nations Park, and here you will feel the contrast between the historical area and the more modern area. You will also find the Oceanarium and enjoy the Vasco da Gama Bridge. Shopping and dining options will not be lacking either.
Chiado is a neighbourhood rebuilt after a fire in 1988. It is a neighbourhood linked to arts, here you will find the statue of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, and the A Brasileira cafe, one of the oldest cafes in the city and a point of meeting of several intellectuals of our country. To get to Chiado you can take the tram, Glória or Santa Justa cable car and enjoy the view of the city.
From the Belém Tower to the Jerónimos Monastery
And we cannot finish the suggestions of what to see in Lisbon on a weekend without recommending a visit to the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery. It is in Belém where you will feel the weight of the city's history. The Belém Tower is a symbol of the city and of the country's history, and that is why you cannot finish the weekend without visiting it. The Jerónimos Monastery is one of the jewels of the city where we recommend a visit to its Church and Cloister.
In this way, we share some of the main points of the city so that you can organize your weekend and create your own itinerary. Remember that Lisbon is known for being the city of the 7 hills, that's why you should prepare to walk and fall in love with Lisbon.
Where to stay to visit Lisbon city on a weekend?
Rossio Apartments offers you a privileged location next to Rossio Square, being the ideal starting point to explore the city during the weekend. Rossio Apartments is located in the historic centre of Lisbon, a few minutes from Chiado and Commerce Street. In the area you will find a wide range of restaurants, cafes and pastry shops.
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