Things to do in Lisbon



Bairro Alto​

Dive into Bairro Alto. Here there is no precise tip from us, due to the unlimited selection of restaurants. There are so many small and cozy restaurants, offering endless amounts of dishes and atmosphere. Located next to Chiado Metro Station, just venture into the neighbourhood and follow your senses.  Lisbon’s key night life district: a melting pot where everyone has a place. Also a great place if you want to have some drinks, with a large sel


The Decadent​ - Rua D.Pedro V

You don't usually expect much from a restaurant in a hostel, but this one inside The Independente Hostel serves good Portuguese cuisine using seasonal ingredients. The prices are quite reasonable (especially for lunch), and in addition to lunch and dinner it also offers Sunday brunch. 
It has a nice terrace in the back, open throughout the year, attracting a cosmopolitan crowd.

Versailles Pastry Café​ - Avenida da República, 15 A

One of the most famous pastries in Lisbon Open all day and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inaugurated in 1922, it is a Lisbon classic, with a beautiful Art Nouveau interior. On the counter, there is a selection of delicious pastries, but it also serves meals of traditional Portuguese cuisine

Pavilhão Chinês - Rua D.Pedro V, 89

Lisbon’s 1900s style bar Pavilhão Chines Bairro Alto: curiosities, bizarre & one of a kind! Fascinating collection of all sort of things, like lead soldiers, contemporary engravings, humorous ceramics and models of war planes. This is a place with a very characteristic refinement, which has transformed it into a cult bar for Lisbon-goers and tourists.

Chafariz do Vinho - Rua da Mãe d'Água

The location alone (inside part of the city's monumental aqueduct) makes this one of the most attractive wine bars in Lisbon. 
Then when you include a choice of over 300 labels you have one of the best destinations in the city when you want to relax with a glass of wine. 
Most of the wines are Portuguese, ranging from reds from the Alentejo region, to whites from the Douro to the north. 
Happy hour is from 6 to 8:30PM, and the wine can always be accompanied by snacks such as carpaccio, cheeses, and cold cuts.

Lost In Esplanada Bar - Rua D.Pedro V, 56

The views are of Lisbon, the décor is inspired by India, but the ambience and menu are cosmopolitan. This cafe-restaurant in a large terrace overlooking the city serves light meals throughout the day, and also operates as a bar. 
While everyone naturally chooses to sit at the terrace, on rainy days there's shelter in the interior rooms that are just as welcoming

Sea Me Fish Restaurant - Rua do Loreto, 21

Have dinner in a modern, trendy and very fresh ambient! Sea Me represents the fusion of what Bairro Alto represents. A mix of sea food, traditional Portuguese dishes as well as Japanese cuisine. Not so cheap but worthwhile!


It's a fish market, a seafood restaurant and a bar, or simply a "modern fish market." It's a contemporary space where you can buy your fish to cook at home, or stay for a meal that can go from sushi to traditional seafood dishes. 

The fish is therefore always fresh, and can also be served at the bar accompanied by a glass of wine. 
On Friday and Saturday nights the doors stay open until later, often to the sound of DJs.

Alfama Neighbourhood

The most famous neighbourhood, housing the old part of Lisbon. A labyrinth of small streets and houses that lie below Castelo de São Jorge, where you will encounter small traditional restaurants and Fado bars, serving typical Lisbon dishes.

Pasteis de Belém, Rua Belém 84 - 92​

Enjoy the tradional custard tarts and the traditional “pastel de nata” Pasteis de Belém. World famous for being so tasty. A nice break from sightseeing around Belém and Jerónimos. Perfect with a mily coffee. You can even take some back to the hotel and home. (Also available to buy at Lisbon Airport)