Lisbon has certainly always been one of the most affordable of Europe’s capitals, with it’s warm climate and gorgeous azulejos, it’s certainly popular among the tourists. However, with the rise of tourism, the capital has also seen a spike in prices. Here are some of my favourite free things to do in Lisbon. Whether you’re here heading to Lisbon on holiday or are currently living here but are on a budget, here are some ways that you can squeeze as much as possible out of this lovely city.
Firstly, the first Sunday of every month is your cup of tea. Why you ask? Well, that’s because ALL THE MUSEUMS ARE FREE OF CHARGE THAT’S WHY! I spent the 6th of November hopping from museum to museum in Belem for that exact reason. The ones of follow me on Instagram may remember my Instagram Stories blowing up on that day because i started early and spent the entire day visiting as many museums and markets as i could, even though it was such a windy day and i had forgotten my warm coat at home (Note to self: Do not trust the iPhone’s Weather App.)
However, there are some museums that never charge an entrance fee. (The Portuguese people sure love their modern art)
Miradouros should definitely be on everybody’s list when heading to Lisbon, my favorite one is Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte. It isn’t one of the most visited ones, but it certainly has one of the most amazing views of the city.
Close to Berardo and MAAT, you could spend an entire day in Belem!
Again, located in Belem. That area is wonderful!
Ribeira de Naus
Take a stroll along the Tagus, enjoy the view of the other side of Lisbon, read a book, have hot coffee at one of the outdoor coffee shops, there’s tons of relaxing things you could do here.
Alfama is like a whole other world really, it is the oldest district in Lisbon and an absolutely delightful maze of narrow streets filled with all walks of life. There’s so much you can do there, just visit this link and see for yourself!
There’s nothing i love more than walking around Baixa Chiado, it’s filled with the coziest restaurants and cafés, the cutest little shops and muscicians and artists on every corner.
Do you have any other tips you’d like to share? Or anything you’d like to know more about? Leave your comments down below, i’d love to hear from you!