Lisbon in a nutshell, with just a few days available
- take a ride on tram n. 28 or 12: you will fall in love with these funny and noisy means of transport, and you will see the oldest and most suggestive districts of Lisbon at the cost of a café.
- Try all of the singular means of transport in Lisbon, such as the ascensores and elévador , as well as the modern underground: they are efficient and cheap, and you will save lots of time moving around by public transports .
- Spend a few hours at the wonderful Castelo de São Jorge: from its walls the sight of the city is really amazing
- Walk around the Bairro, Chiado and Alfama without the use of a map, which would only distract you from the view of the azulejos standing out of the façades.
- Go to see the old and modern architectural beauties in Belém
- Take a quick visit of the Parque das Naçoes to have a taste of the modern and futurist side of Lisbon
If you have more time available:
- Visit the Museum dos Azulejos.
- Visit the Oceanário inside the Parque das Naçoes.
- in Belém stop at the Antiga Confeitaria de Belém to taste the exquisite Pasteis
- make a trip to Cascais, rent a bike and go to Cabo da Roca, the western point of continental Europe
- spend a few hours in one of the wonderful parks: Parco de Monsanto, the various botanical gardens, the gardens on the Tejo embankment, or those at the Parque das Naçoes.
- Visit at least one of the numerous museums of the city
- Make frequent breaks in the numerous cafés of the city: they represent a real institution in Lisbon, just like its monuments.