The autumn months are perfect to get to know Lisbon! Tourism is lower at this time, compared to the hot months, and you can enjoy the Portuguese capital with more tranquility without losing the sunny days, which are still felt.
Lisbon is definitely a dream city, and it’s not just for the good weather or for the good access and mobility. The Portuguese capital is also full of museums and historical monuments, cultural events and delicious cuisine, offering visitors everything they are looking for in a tourist destination.
Even if you do not have many days of vacation, be sure you visit this city this year! If you plan the time well, two days in Lisbon is enough to know much of the city. Today we give you a hand!
Day 1: Lisbon’s monuments, museums and viewpoints
Try to get to Lisbon early to make the most of your stay in the Portuguese capital!
On the first day, you can choose to get to know the city’s culture by visiting some of its most famous museums and monuments.
Visit historical places such as the Jerónimos Monastery, the Monument to the Discoveries, the Belém Tower, the National Coach Museum, the Lisbon Cathedral, the Carmo Archaeological Museum or the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology.
Apart from Lisbon’s monuments and museums, these two days in Lisbon wouldn’t have the same magic if you didn’t enjoy the best views of the city.
Climb to the top of Eduardo VII Park and enjoy the view over the garden and Avenida da Liberdade or visit S. Jorge Castle and admire Lisbon on its walls. Other points you can’t miss are the São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint, Nossa Senhora do Monte Viewpoint or Monsanto Panoramic Viewpoint.
Day 2: Lisbon’s historic center and Tagus tours
During these two days in Lisbon, you can’t afford to miss a visit to the historical center of the Portuguese capital, stopping at areas such as Lisbon downtown, Chiado, Rossio, Bairro Alto and Alfama.
Along the streets of Lisbon downtown and Chiado, you will find several points of interest such as the famous café A Brasileira, which has the statue of Fernando Pessoa, the stores of Armazéns do Chiado, the Santini ice cream shop, one of the most traditional in Lisbon, and the Santa Justa lift, which gives you access to a magnificent view of the city and the Tagus river.
In the afternoon, there is nothing better than to take a little of these two days in Lisbon to sail along the Tagus river on a custom boat trip. There are several tour boats that leave every day from the Alcântara docks, with itineraries of your choice!
In addition to the incredible view, you can sail to specific points that you did not have the opportunity to visit, such as Paço d´Arcos or Parque das Nações, and make this trip unique with a delicious bar and catering service and music on board. If this is going to be a weekend in Lisbon due to some special occasion, you can also organize various events on these boat trips, such as bachelor parties or birthday parties.
Don’t miss the opportunity to spend two days in Lisbon full of discovery and animation. This will undoubtedly be a weekend you will never forget!