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  • Writer's pictureAngelina Ly

The Ultimate Lisbon Bucket List: 50 Must-See, Must-Do, and Must-Eat Experiences

Lisbon is a beautiful, vibrant city with lots to explore and experience. Lisbon is known for its stunning architecture, rich cultural heritage, and delicious food. Whether you're looking to check out the famous sights, discover hidden gems, or just try some amazing local dishes, Lisbon has something for everyone. The Lisbon Bucket List is a guide to the 50 best things Lisbon has to offer, from must-see attractions and activities to must-eat cuisines.





To make it easy, I've organized the bucket list items by category – places to see, things to do, and food & drink experiences. Print it, save it, or pin it and check them all off your list, and enjoy your great Portuguese adventure!



  1. Admire the Manueline architecture at the Jeronimos Monastery

  2. Visit the Lisbon Oceanarium

  3. People watch at the Praca do Comercio & Arco da Rua Augusta

  4. Visit the Lisbon Cathedral for its Romanesque architecture and religious significance

  5. Explore Lisbon’s Alfama district

  6. Grab a Bifana (Portuguese pork sandwich) from Lisbon's famous Bifana restaurants



  1. Explore Lisbon’s central square, Rossio Square for some genuine local vibes

  2. Taste Portugal’s national soup - Caldo Verde

  3. Appreciate the Portuguese azulejos (glazed tiles) at the National Tile Museum of Azulejos

  4. Try some Portuguese Port Wine

  5. Get a Tuk Tuk ride through the city

  6. Visit the Rua Augusta Arch for a stunning view of Lisbon

  7. Listen to live music in Bairro Alto

  8. Unwind in Lisbon's Botanical Garden

  9. Sip on a classic Ginjinha liqueur

  10. Explore the Palace of Queluz

  11. Enjoy some seafood at Lisbon's famous Mercado da Ribeira

  12. Visit Lisbon’s Calouste Gulbenkian Museum to admire its art collection

  13. Take a Lisbon river cruise for amazing sunset views

  14. Explore Lisbon’s ancient Moorish Castle.



  1. Stroll through Lisbon’s narrow and picturesque alleyways

  2. Sample Portuguese food at Time Out Market

  3. Discover Lisbon's Ancient Tower of Belém

  4. Enjoy a breathtaking Lisbon sunset from Castelo de Sao Jorge

  5. Take the Lisbon Tram 28 ride

  6. Visit one of Lisbon's most photogenic churches, Carmo Convent

  7. Experience some delicious Portuguese seafood, like grilled sardines or Pasteis de Bacalhau (Cod Fish Cakes)

  8. Visit Lisbon's Street Art District and walk the pink street

  9. Take a Lisbon harbor cruise

  10. Experience Lisbon's vibrant nightlife and go to one of their many dance clubs

  11. Take a surfing lesson at Carcavelos Beach



  1. Sample delicious Pastel de Nata (custard tarts) at Pasteis de Belem

  2. Hike up Lisbon's hill of Monsanto for the best views of Lisbon.

  3. Enjoy Lisbon's famous 'Fado' music at one of Lisbon's music venues

  4. Visit Lisbon's iconic Monument to the Discoveries and explore its interesting history.

  5. Shop for unique souvenirs in Lisbon's Baixa shopping district

  6. Take a day trip to the beautiful Obidos Castle

  7. Visit Lisbon’s Contemporary Art Museum (Museu Colecao Berardo)

  8. Go to the Lisbon Carnival and enjoy some of the Portuguese street food

  9. Admire the Church of Sao Roque in the Bairro Alto District

  10. Check out the interesting history of the National Pantheon of Lisbon

  11. Go shopping in Lisbon's Chiado district

  12. Visit Lisbon’s oldest bookshop, Bertrand Lisbon, which opened in 1732 and is still open today.



  1. Experience Lisbon's stunning views from Miradouro de Santa Luzia

  2. Take a ride on the Lisbon Santa Justa Elevator, an iconic elevator built in 1902 and is the only vertical lift in Lisbon.

  3. Sip on a warm cup of Portuguese coffee at Lisbon's traditional cafés

  4. Eat some Cozido à Portuguesa, Lisbon's traditional stew

  5. Stroll through the Eduardo VII Park and admire the amazing views of Lisbon

  6. Tour Lisbon's incredible Gothic-style Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora

  7. Visit Lisbon’s Urban Beach, Praia do Carcavelos, to enjoy the sun and sand.




No matter which Lisbon bucket list items you decide to check off, Lisbon has something for everyone. From its stunning architecture, delicious food, and vibrant nightlife to its historical sites and cultural attractions, Lisbon is sure to provide you with a memorable experience. So get ready for an adventure – and try to complete your Lisbon bucket list!


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