You only have a few spare hours in Lisbon (before or after Radiodays Europe, of course).
Here’s a few things you could do to take advantage of this little window of opportunity in Western Europe’s oldest city.
Taste a much of Lisbon, in as little time as possible…
This indoor food court has been around since 2014 and has since become one of the city’s most popular destinations. With over 40 stalls showcasing snacks from the top chef’s of Lisbon. You can try the famous Portuguese tarts pasteis de nata or explore other types of food like pizza and burgers, famous for their fusion style.
Bar Hop in Bairro Alto
If your free time is at night and you want to explore some of Lisbon’s best nightlife, Bairro Alto is for you. Full of hole in the wall bars, the area comes alive at night. The street is packed with locals and visitors alike, as the tradition is to order your drink inside the bar, but socialise outside the bar. The streets through Bairro Alto really are a sight at night!
Listen to Fado
Fado music is a form of Portuguese singing that is often associated with pubs, cafés, and restaurants. This music genre officially originated in Portugal around the 1820s and it is known for its expressive and melancholic style. It is also very popular in Lisbon.
If you would rather spend your few spare hours in Lisbon listening to Fado, we completely understand. Here are some highly recommended locations to listen in Lisbon:
1. Tasca do Chico
2. Tasca do Jaime
3. Devagar Devagarinho
Take a tram ride to Belém
In keeping with the traditions of Lisbon, it seems only right to experience a tram ride.
We recommend a tram to Belém. Belém is one of Lisbon’s most visited areas of the city, offering an escape from chaotic central Lisbon with big open spaces, plazas lined with trees and parks. You can take a walk along the river following the banks of the Tejo Estuary, visit one of many monuments or museums or enjoy the Botanic gardens (Jardim Botânico).
Whichever option takes your fancy, we’re sure you will enjoy a few hours of spare time in Lisbon!