The Best 3 days in Lisbon Itinerary — Each day guide for woman travelers

The thing to try in Lisbon: Bica Elevator. You can see this everywhere while traveling

✳️Day 1 in Lisbon :

Start in Terreiro do Paço (also known as Praça do Comércio). Looking towards the river, you see two columns side by side: this is called Cais das Colunas, or Column Pier, the place where many years ago boats transporting important people arrived⛴️ On the other side of the river, there is a city called Almada (my actual birthplace). If you turn, in the center of the square you have a statue of D. José I, who was the king 👑when the place was rebuilt after the big earthquake of 1755.

The place to visit in Lisbon: Santa Justa Elevator, a landmark of the city center
The place to visit in Lisbon: Embaixada, an unconventional shopping center. You can see nice architecture inside.
The place to visit in Lisbon: Ribeira das Naus

✳️Day 2 in Lisbon :

This area corresponds to the old neighborhoods of the city,😄 where Fado was born — we will be walking across the typical Alfama and Graça. Start in the Sé Cathedral ⛪(you can get there by tram 28E from Chiado, for example, but also walk depending on the starting point). You can visit the interior. Follow Augusto Rosa Steet and go up to Santa Luzia Viewpoint🌅. Check the amazing views! Continue going up until you find Portas do Sol Viewpoint, for another fantastic view! A few steps away, following São Tomé Street, you will find an homage to Amália

✳️Day 3 in Lisbon :

From Cais do Sodré, catch the train to Belém (direction Cascais). Here you can visit all the gardens🪴 (try to find the Pavilhão Sala Thai), the Império Square, the incredible Jerónimos Monastery🏰, the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Tower of Belém🗼 and the surrounding gardens🌿

✳️Extra Tips or Day Trips:

The Parque Eduardo VII, the gardens of Gulbenkian, and the Campo Pequeno bullring are nice spots out of the typical tourist route. If you have spare time, you could go to Parque das Nações 🏢(metro red line to Airport, exit in Oriente). I really like this part of the city. It is really modern as it was all built from 1998 onwards because of EXPO 98, which took place here (like the one now in Dubai). Take a walk along the coastline until the Garden of Passeio dos Heróis do Mar🌷 It has a nice view over the bridge and even a small viewpoint to it (Miradouro da Ponte Vasco da Gama). You may take the cable car to see the views.

The place to visit in Lisbon: Sintra National Palace

✳️List of Restaurants/Cafes in Lisbon:

  • Pastéis de Nata : Manteigaria and Pastéis de Belém 🥞
  • Traditional/regional pastries: Casa dos Ovos Moles em Lisboa and Alcoa 🥐
  • Topo Chiado (bar, restaurant, caffe, brunch) 🍹🥗
  • Padaria Portuguesa: This is located all over the city and has regular pastries and light meal menus 🥯
  • Di Marzano (Italian and brunch) 🥗🥪
  • Boa-Bao (Asian) 🍱
  • Cotidiano, Nicolau Lisboa, Maria Limão, Fauna & Flora (brunch and healthy) 🥑
  • Pitéu da Graça, Mesa de Frades, Taberna Anti-Dantas (traditional)
  • Time Out Market (multiple options) 😄
  • Os Tibetanos (Tibet food) 🫕
  • SUD (varied food, Caffe, rooftop) ☕
  • Guacamole (Mexican)
  • Zero Zero (Italian)
  • Honest Greens, The Green Affair, Naked (vegan/ healthy) 🥗

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