Portugal is rapidly establishing itself as one of Europe’s most attractive tourist destinations. As more tourists rush to its towns and beaches, demand—and prices—are on the rise. However, finding off-the-beaten-path locations and seeing this amazing nation without breaking the budget is still doable.
The great news is, the best things that you can do in Lisbon are absolutely free. With this guide, you can design your own incredible adventure!
5.) Go To Art Museums
Who knew you can admire art from Picasso to Warhol all free of charge? You can go up close to original works of art in Lisbon’s main modern and contemporary art museum– the Museu Coleção Berardo. There are guided tours as well as other activities offered.
In Museu do Fado, you can catch occasional free concerts and all you have to do is visit their official website to see schedules.
4.) Visit the Markets
Markets are a fun way to get to know locals and find unique items you can’t find anywhere else in the world! You can try the Mercado de Rebeira where you can find an array selection of food, books, antiques, and unique local crafts.
How to get there: The market sits on the riverfront in the heart of Lisbon, within walking distance of downtown and Chiado. The metro is the best mode of public transit; the market is directly across the street from Cais do Sodré station (the last station of the green line).
3.) Relax In A Park
Parque Florestal de Monsanto, popularly known as Lisbon’s lung, is the city’s largest urban park, over three times the size of New York City’s Central Park. Monsanto features designated picnic and grilling places, smaller parks for children, and plenty of hiking and cycling routes organized into numerous zones. After you’ve finished visiting the park, take the 1.5-mile Corredor Verde pathway back to the city center.
2.) Have A Scenic Bike Ride
Cascais, a popular idyllic municipality near Lisbon, offers free daily bike hire at 8 A.M! All you need to do is to show your ID and you can happily go and explore Cascais or head to the famous beaches in Guincho.
1.)Visit Miradouro de Santa Luzia
The ideal place to grab a bite to eat in the evening, relax outside, and take in the scenery. The next level is like a park, with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the stunning views of the ocean.
If you’re looking for budget-friendly accommodations in the heart of Lisbon here are some of the most highly-rated hotels you can find:
Eurostars Das Letras 8.3/10
Corinthia Lisbon 8.9/10
Boutique Chiado Suites 9.3/10
EVOLUTION Lisboa Hotel 8.8/10
The Emerald House Lisbon 8.9/10
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