Best Places in Lisbon

Where to go, eat, drink, sleep, and see in Lisbon.

Lisbon is a lively and budget-friendly destination, known for its wide range of affordable accommodations, restaurants, public transportation, and top-rated attractions. From magnificent lookout points and shopping districts to picturesque neighborhoods and architectural sights, you’ll have plenty to explore in Portugal’s capital city whether you’re visiting for a weekend or weeklong trip. See our recommendations on where to go, what to eat and drink, where to stay, and places to see.

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Olivia Briggs visited Portugal on an eight-day trip through the Portugal Board of Tourism and wanted to buy everything in sight. To learn more about her trip, follow her on Twitter @Olileibri.

By Olivia Briggs

Nothing excites Assistant Editor Olivia Briggs quite like traveling to new destinations. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

Briggs joined SmarterTravel in 2012 and became a member of the editorial team in 2015. She has lived in Ireland and has worked in the hospitality, tourism, and online travel industries for more than a decade. She loves scoping out new hotels, promoting unfamiliar destinations, and writing about niche travel topics.

Her stories have also appeared online on USA Today, The Huffington Post, TripAdvisor, Jetsetter, Oyster, Savoteur, and AirfareWatchdog.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "The Baggallini Zipper Cross-Body Travel Bag. This is a great travel bag because it's small, compact, has many compartments, and can be worn across your body for added security."

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: "Snowboarding through the Alps and staying in a chalet overlooking the mountains."

Travel Motto: "Travel more; it awakens your soul."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Window seat."

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