2 Days in Lisbon: The Best Weekend Itinerary

📅 6 May 2023 | Guides, Portugal | ⌛ 40 mins

Alfama Sunset in Lisbon

You are probably wondering what to see in Lisbon in 2 days. Spending 2 days in Lisbon can be quite challenging, especially if you want to see everything. Lisbon is a huge, charismatic and full of vibrancy city that needs lots of attention. I have already set your expectations high, right? That is no surprise since Lisbon is quite fascinating!

Lucky for you I have created this weekend Lisbon trip, which is split into 2 day trips in Lisbon. It will help you to easily go around the city and its famous landmarks. Along with that, I made sure that you will get the chance to get lost in Alfama, the oldest district and feel its laid-back vibe. Last but not least, you will also get the chance to witness one of the most beautiful city views and completely fall in love with Lisbon. I promise!

To make your trip easier I have made a list on what to do in Lisbon in 2 days, so that it is easier for you to follow through…

2 Days in Lisbon Itinerary Map

Lisbon History

The capital of Portugal has a very rich history dating back to the 2nd century BC when it was inhabited by Celtic tribes. Later in time, during the 8th century, Lisbon was settled by the Romans, Visigoths and the Moors. It witnessed some of the greatest religious wars during the Reconquista.

In the 12th century, Lisbon or as it is known as Lisboa, became the capital of Portugal under the rule of King Afonso Henriques. Ever since, it has been experiencing significant growth and prosperity. During the 15th and the 16th century, Portugal has reached its greatest potential in the Age of Discoveries where maritime explorers that brought all the goods back to their motherland. Some of the most famous Portuguese explorers include Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan who established the trade routes with India, Africa and Asia.

This vibrant city has continued growing during the centuries and experienced significant architectural and cultural development. It has suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 1755, which almost wiped the city, but everything was rebuilt.

Lisbon has been expanding rapidly ever since and today it is home to more than 2 million people. Honestly, Lisbon is a humongous city, full of historic landmarks from various historic periods spread everywhere. Having this in mind, Lisbon is definitely challenging for exploration and also time-consuming. Thus, you for sure would need to know what to do in Lisbon for 2 days…

Lisboa Card - Is it worth it?

Is the Lisboa Card worth it? Absolutely! You can use it to visit the top things to see in Lisbon in 2 days!

The Lisboa Card provides you with free travel. This means that you won’t have to figure out how and where to buy tickets for the metro, bus, trams, elevators or funiculars. It also gives you free travel to Sintra and Cascais, which are the most visited cities around Lisbon.

In addition to that, the Lisboa Card gives free access to 26 museums, monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Among them are the Belem Tower, Jeronimos monastery, the Santa Justa Elevator and the Azulejos Museum (The Tile museum).

The other benefits of getting the Lisboa Card are the free guidebook, which is quite helpful and provides valuable information for the city. The card also gives its holder lots of discounts to travel to and from Lisbon Airport with the Aerobus airport shuttle or a discount for the Fado museum.

The Lisboa Card is worth every cent! Whether you are staying 2 days or 3 days in Lisbon, it will save you lots of hassles and time. To get your Lisboa Card click here.

Day One - 2 Days in Lisbon

The top things to do in Lisbon in 2 days include getting around the city’s oldest districts and its most prominent historical landmarks. Luckily, this day trip around Lisbon’s old quarter does not require you to use public transportation. Simply put the most comfortable shoes you have and embark on your adventure to a new world!

Comercio Square & Arco da Rua Augusta

If you plan to spend 2 days in Lisbon, you will have to definitely stop by Praça do Comércio exactly on the waterfront of the Tagus river. Praça do Comércio has been the seat of the Portuguese royal family for a long time. However, things changed when a devastating earthquake and later tsunami hit the city and destroyed it. Sadly, the royals had to move to their residence in Belém and help rebuild the city all over.

Nowadays, Praça do Comércio, the sunniest square in Portugal, is the most famous touristic gathering point. This is due to its easy-to-find location and noticeable yellow colour. 

Right before entering Praça do Comércio you will encounter the massive Rua Augusta Arch. Being one of the most beautiful arches in Portugal, it is also a clock tower, which still works. Fascinating, right?

If you want to get a birds-eye view of the Praça do Comércio and the Baixa district you can go up the arch by using its elevator for a small fee. The entrance to the elevator is on the left of the arch just before going to Praça do Comércio.

Rua Augusta Arch Working Hours & Tickets:

⏳ Working Hours:

Every day from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

💸 Ticket Price: EUR 4

Carmo Convent

Carmo Convent is probably the only building that was not completely demolished by the Lisbon earthquake in the 18th century. Unfortunately, it was never restored and was left to remind the people of the devastating earthquake.

Nowadays, the only things you will find there are the arches and pillars that suggest what the size of the convent was. Surprisingly enough, there are some statues left inside along with a nice little museum, which shows how important was the Carmo Convent to the citizens.

Honestly, Carmo Convent is one of the most beautiful religious places in Lisbon (even though there is not much left of it)! It will definitely grab your attention with its fine architecture and grandiose size.

Carmo Convent Working Hours & Tickets:

⏳ Working Hours:

From May to September: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

From October to April: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

💸 Ticket Price: EUR 5

Santa Justa Lift

Lisbon is a very steep city and requires lots of climbing. That is why, back in the 19th century the locals decided to build a lift so they can easily move around. This lift is known as the Santa Justa Lift and connects Lisbon’s steepest streets.

You will recognize the Elevador Santa Justa by its iron Gothic arches with geometric patterns. It is also standing taller than the houses surrounding it, thus if you decide to go up you will get a very nice view of the city.

Tip: If you want to see one of the best vistas of Lisbon and absolutely free of charge, go to Alfama. There you will be able to truly enjoy the view without having to constantly bump into people.

Santa Justa Lift Working Hours & Tickets:

⏳ Working Hours:

From May to October: Everyday from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM 

From November to April: Everyday from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

💸 Ticket Price: EUR 5

Rossio Square

Rossio Square might not mean anything to you but it means a lot to the Portuguese people. Back in the days, it was the square of the city and a gathering point for the locals. During the Middle Ages, all of the celebrations, bullfights and even executions were held here.

Unfortunately, when the famous earthquake hit Lisbon in 1755, it destroyed the square. Thus, the square had to be rebuilt. Nowadays, it is one of the most picturesque squares in Portugal. It is easily recognizable, due to its wavy mosaic patterns that are almost hypnotic. Along with that, it has two beautiful bronze fountains on each side and a huge column that is in memory of Pedro the Fourth, King of Portugal and Emperor of Brazil.

Alfama

Alfama is rich in colours and history, and is also the most laid-back part of the city. From the small shops set on the steep narrow streets of the city, to the tiny cafes and restaurants with hidden tunnels, Alfama is like a little Narnia in Lisbon.

Whether you will be spending 2 days in Lisbon or more, a stop in Alfama is a must-do. Known for being the oldest district of Lisbon and a street art spot, it is also the best place to get closer to the Portuguese culture and customs. If I have to completely honest, Alfama made me fall in love with Lisbon. I know I set your expectations high for the oldest district of Lisbon, but you will agree with me, once you visit it. I can guarantee you that!

If you want to check the bohemian part of Lisbon, you better head to Bairro Alto district! There you’ll find Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara and the famous São Roque Church that is worth visiting.

The 5-star Santiago de Alfama – Boutique Hotel is located in Lisbon’s historic center, just an 8-minute walk from the famed So Jorge Castle, and provides magnificent city views. This beautiful hotel is around 500 meters from Pombaline Downtown.

The on-site á la carte restaurant serves a wide cuisine, and the bar is a great spot to unwind after a day of visiting Lisbon. A continental breakfast is included in the room.

SĂ© Catedral de Lisboa

Alfama is home to one of the most important religious buildings in Lisbon. One of them is the notorious cathedral of Lisbon, which is dating back to 2,000 years when the first religious building was built in this place.

However, due to the numerous earthquakes that hit the city over the ages, the cathedral had to be rebuilt a couple of times. So, over the ages, it has changed its appearance quite a bit. Nonetheless, the SĂ© de Lisboa looks quite impressive and will for sure catch your attention.

Make sure to visit it and check out its cloisters where you will learn more about Lisbon’s history. In addition to that, you will get the chance to see one of the most beautiful vistas of Lisbon and the Tagus river, but only if you climb the steep stairs.

SĂ© Catedral de Lisboa Working Hours & Tickets:

⏳ Working Hours:

Every day from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Cloister: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Sunday from 2 pm)

Treasury: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Closed on Sundays and holidays.

💸 Ticket Price: EUR 5

Lisbon's Miradouros

In case you become sore by climbing up the steep hills, which for sure will be the case, don’t hesitate to stop by the miradouros. They are an among the best things to see in Lisbon in two days. You will recognize the miradouros (viewpoints) easily by the little terraces with benches located on most of the hills in Lisboa. One of my favorite miradouros is the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, which is set in a churchyard. It offers a panoramic view of Lisbon and is the best place for watching the sunsets in Alfama. A bit down the street is another miradouro I love – the Miradouro da Graça overlooking Alfama and Lisbon. It is very close to one of the most colorful stairways in Lisboa – Caracol da Graça.

Going a bit down the street, you will find the Miradouro Santa Luzia and Portas do Sol (Doors to the Sun). Both of the viewpoints provide mesmerizing vistas over the Tagus river and Alfama. Next to them is a nice bar called Portas do Sol Terrace. There you can enjoy an exceptionally beautiful view over the old city and a pint of nice draft beer.

SĂŁo Jorge Castle

If you are a history lover, you will for sure love the tour inside of the São Jorge Castle. The castle is set on one of the highest hills in the Alfama district and is there since Roman times. The castle stood over time and witnessed various historical ages. It was there when the Romans were ruling over these lands, until the fall of the Roman Empire. Then, the Visigoths came to the lands and asserted control and at some point the Moors took it from them. The Sao Jorge Castle witnessed some of the most important historic events of Portugal in the last 20 centuries. This makes the castle one of the most historically important buildings in Lisbon and Portugal in general.

While inside the castle, you will be able to enjoy a walk on its defensive walls and enjoy some views over Alfama. In addition to that, you will be able to explore its fortifications and its historic museum. There you will have the chance to learn the unfiltered and true Portuguese history.

SĂŁo Jorge Castle Working Hours & Tickets:

⏳ Working Hours:

From November to February: Every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

From March to October: Every day from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

💸 Ticket Price: EUR 10

Day Two - 2 Days in Lisbon

The second day in Lisbon is dedicated to the southwest part of the city – Belém. Belém is considered to be a relatively new part of the city with most of the landmarks built around the 15th century. 

The district of Belém is quite far from the city center, but it can be easily reached by train from Cais do Sodré train station (Linha de Cascais). From there it takes around 10-15 minutes to reach Belém.

Jeronimos monastery

Fancy seeing one of the most beautifully decorated and extravagant monastery complexes? Head straight to Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and try to fight the endless queue! Yes, you read that right! The queue for the Jerónimos Monastery is one of the biggest queues you will see anywhere in Portugal. 

The Jerónimos Monastery is a Gothic religious complex built in the 1495. It is famous for its beautiful stone carvings and richly decorated arches and pillars. The cloisters of Jerónimos Monastery are one of the most beautiful parts of the complex and an absolute masterpiece. Thus, it is no surprise that it was classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983!

Back in the days, Jerónimos Monastery had a significant importance for the embarking sailors. It was the most visited religious building by the explorers and their wives, including Vasco da Gama. As the legend goes, the night before Vasco embarked on his voyage to India, he stayed in Jerónimos Monastery to pray. And the rest is history…

Nowadays, his tomb can be found at the entrance of the JerĂłnimos Monastery. It serves as a reminder of the brave Portuguese explorers that traveled around the world.

Jeronimos Monastery Working Hours & Tickets:

⏳ Working Hours:

From October to April: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

From May to September: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

💸 Ticket Price: EUR 10

PadrĂŁo dos Descobrimentos

The Monument of the Discoveries is another place that calls for your attention and is on the list of this Lisbon Itinerary.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos was built in the beginning of the 20th century in honour of the great Portuguese explorers. Exactly in front of the monument is a map of the world. It is portraying of all the discoveries along with the year of their discovery. The best way to see the map is to go inside of the monument where you can use the elevator for a fee.

At the top of the monument, 52 meter higher, you will get the most clear view of the world map and the rest of the landmarks in Belem. In front of the monument is the Jerónimos Monastery, on the left the Belém Tower and on its back the 25 de Abril bridge.

The view from above is simply astonishing!

PadrĂŁo dos Descobrimentos Working Hours & Tickets:

⏳ Working Hours:

From October to February: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

From March to September: Everyday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

💸 Ticket Price: EUR 6

Belém Tower

Belém Tower is the symbol of Lisbon and is one of the most notable landmarks int he Belém district. You will probably see it on almost any postcard or souvenir around the city. 

That is no surprise, as in the past it was a building of great importance for the city. Belém Tower was a defensive tower protecting the city from sea attacks. It was also the place where most of the great explorers embarked on their voyages. The tower of Belém is notable for its beautiful architecture and exterior and just like the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nowadays, the Belém Tower doesn’t offer much to see or do once inside. However, from the outside, the fort is quite astonishing. Thus, if you want to save some money for Pastel de Nata, you can take a look at it from afar. Nobody will judge you! 🙂

Belem Tower Working Hours & Tickets:

⏳ Working Hours:

From October to April: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

From May to September: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

💸 Ticket Price: EUR 6

Pastéis de Belém Bakery

One of the top attractions in Lisbon is the Pastéis de Belém bakery in the notable Belem district in Lisbon. It is famous for its fine egg tarts that are just melting their crispy crusts in your mouth. I know. Now you want to try them and see what everybody is talking about.

However, the Pastéis de Belém bakery has lots of visitors daily and sometimes it is hard to get inside. That is quite normal, as this is the bakery where the famous pastries originated. However, you can find them pretty much everywhere in Lisbon. Thus, if you can’t get a sniff here you can check out the Manteigaria Fábrica de Pastéis de Nata, which is one of the finest bakeries in Lisbon!

And if you are a keen baker and want to learn the sercrets of making a Pastel de Nata, you can always learn from the locals!

MAAT

Finally, at the end of you two days in Lisbon itienerary, you can stop by the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. To me it is always a good spot to finish my walk around Lisbon. On top of that, it is a very nice place to take some good shots of the Portuguese Golden Gate (25 de Abril Bridge).

Oh, and you can climb on top of the museum and enjoy the beautiful art installations or the sunset…

More Than 2 Days in Lisbon?

2 days in Lisbon might not be enough for the curious eyes. However, 3 days in Lisbon might satisfy it. In case you have more time to spend in the city of Lisbon, you can visit some of the following places:

LX Factory

The LX Factory is one of the coolest places to visit in Lisbon. Back in the days, it was an old industrial complex for textiles, now it is a creative and artsy district. There you can find lots of bars, restaurants, a library and art everywhere you look.

Some of the highlights of the district are the Livraria Ler Devagar, which is an iconic artistic library. Just stepping inside is an experience. Then, we have the Flea market that opens on Sundays and some independent artist studios that are worth a visit.

So, if you are into art, LX Factory is the place to be! Make sure to not miss it!

Ride on Tram 28

The famous ride on tram 28 is an experience that anyone coming to Lisbon wants to try. The ride goes from Martim Moniz and goes through Alfama, Baixa, Estrela and Graca districts of Lisbon.

Tram 28 is known for its exceptionally well-preserved features dating back to the 1930s, including its wood interiors and cheery yellow paintwork. And if you are wondering why Lisbon does not invest in new trams, well its because the new trams can’t really get around the steep roads.

It’s good to keep your belongings safe, as there might be pickpockets in the trams.

Bairro Alto Disctict

Bairro Alto District is known as the Fado district, since it offers lots of Fado music restaurants. It’s also one of the nightlife areas of Lisbon where people usually go to socialize.

Aside from that you can check out the Sao Pedro de Alcantara view, which is one of the most romantic miradouros in Lisbon. From there you will see the Sao Jorge castle, Alfama district and the Tagus river. Another viewpoint to check out is the Santa Catarina where you can enjoy the sunset in Lisbon.

In case you would like to check the churches of Lisbon, you can visit the Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara and Igreja de Santa Catarina. You’ll witness some of the best tile and art work, which will leave you speechless for sure!

Located in Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s bohemian and cultural core, this hotel offers stunning views of the Tagus River on one side and the Castelo de So Jorge on the other. 

Parque Eduardo VII

Parque Eduardo VII is one of the finest parks in Lisbon, if not whole Portugal. It has been named after King Edward VII of the United Kingdom who visited Portugal in 1903 to help the relationship of Portugal and England.

Nowadays, you can enjoy a visit in this park, which provides some of the most mesmerizing views over the city and the Tagus river. It also is home to a nice greenhouse and lots of tree species.

It’s good to point out that the Lisbon Book Fair is held here every year.

Parque das Nacoes

If you want to visit Lisbon’s most modern area, then you can go straight to Parque das Nacoes. It was constructed in 1998 for the Expo World Trade Fair. Nowadays, the area is filled with some of the most modernistic architecture, including its green areas.

While there, you can visit the Oceanario de Lisboa, which to be quite honest with you is one of the finest aquariums in Europe. Then, you can check the Torre Vasco da Gama, as well as the cable car, the modern shopping centers around and the casinos.

Day Trips from Lisbon

If you have more time to spend in Lisbon, then it is best to opt some of the best day trips from Lisbon. You can try out the magical city of Sintra, or catch the waves at Nazare, may be do some hiking at the Sesimbra and Arrabida National Park. Whichever you pick, it is guaranteed that you won’t regret it!

Sintra

Sintra is among the best Lisbon day trips luring its visitors with its enchanting, fairytale like environment. This magical city is home to some of the most captivating palaces. Pena Palace is probably the most prominent one, but besides Pena National Palace we have the Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Ragaleira and Monserrate Palace in the outskirts of the city.

So, the Sintra day trips from Lisbon are definitely recommended. Honestly, if you ask me, they are a must!

Cascais

If you are into a beach day trips from Lisbon, then you should opt for Cascais. This coastal town, close to Lisbon is perfect for a day trip away from the big city. It was a favourite destination of the Portuguese royalties and is a all-time favourite to the tourists these days.

Some of the highlights on this day trip would be the Casa das HistĂłrias Paula Rego, a museum dedicated to the Portuguese artists Paula Rego, Parque Marechal Carmona and the Praia da Duquesa. If you decide to go further you can check out the Boca do Inferno, Pedra da Nau, which are offering some of the best views. Or, if you are in for adventure you can check out the Cabo da Roca, which is the westernmost point of Europe.

Fatima

If you are into exploring the country’s religious and cultural heritage, you should definitely consider Fatima as a day trip from Lisbon. In fact, Fatima is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal. As the story goes, the apparition of Mary appeared to three shepherd children, which drew millions of pilgrims and visitors to Fatima ever since.

The typical day trip to Fatima does not take much time and you would usually need a couple of hours to go around the city. Some of its highlights include the Capelinha das Aparicoes, the Museu Intertivo, which follows Fatima’s history and the Museu de Cera de Fatima, which is keeping some wax figures.

Nazaré

If you are into beaches, then you should definitely consider Nazare as a day trip. It is one of the best day trips from Lisbon by train!

In the past, the city of Nazare was a shelter for the fishing fleet and was one of the important fishing villages of Portugal. Nowadays, Nazare is famous for its beaches, which are among the most stunning beaches of Portugal’s “Costa de Prata” or as it is mostly known – the Silver Coast.

Nazare, is a well-known tourist destination where you can sunbathe at the Praia da Nazare, visit the Forte de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, the museum of surfing and the historic Sitio district. Another thing that Nazare is famous for are the humongous waves, which can be observed from October to March. Here you can learn more about it.

Here’s a popular tour to Nazare from Lisbon to try out!

Batalha

Close to Nazare is Batalha, a little parish that is home to one of the finest monasteries of Portugal. As tthe story goes, the battle of Batalha de Aljubarrota took place in this area in 1385 where Portugal regained its freedom from Castile. As a way to celebrate it, King Joao I ordered the building of the Mosteiro da Batalha or as it is widely known – Batalha Monastery.

Some of the other highlights of Batalha include the Capelas Imperfeitas, Aljubarrota battlefield and museum, as well as the Capela do Fundador.

If you fancy a trip to this beautiful town you can check this trip.

This hotel is located in Principe Real, one of Lisbon’s most affluent and charming neighborhoods. Bairro Alto and Avenida da Liberdade are both within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, making it a great location for exploring old Lisbon. Memmo Principe Real has an outdoor pool and lounge with views of the city. Café Principe Real Restaurant honors its Lusophony heritage with Portuguese and cosmopolitan recipes influenced by Brazilian, African, and Asian elements. The restaurant is centrally placed, trendy, and cozy, with a patio overlooking the pool and the city.

Ă“bidos

This medieval walled town reminds its visitors of a princess fairytale. To be quite honest, there is some resemblance as the story is similar. Back in 1441, the city of Obidos was gifted to the Queen of Portugal on the wedding day following a tradition that started out in 1282. Partially, the queen’s presence made the city so charming and attractive, but partially, it was due to its location.

If you decide to go to Obidos, make sure to visit the Muralhas da Cidade, the Porta da Vila, and the Rua Direita. You are guaranteed to have a good time in this small parish full of stories and colors…

Check this day trips from Lisbon to Ă“bidos!

Barlengas Islands

Just 10 km away from the fishing parish of Peniche you can find the famous Barlengas Islands. Looking like a long forgotten fortress, the Barlenga island has quite a fascinating story. Back in the days, a monastery was built on the largest island, Barlenga Grande, to help rescue shipwreck sailors. Unfortunately, the monastery was under constant pirate raids, which led to its abandonment. Later on in time, the Sao Joao Baptista Fort was built to protect the area.

Nowadays, this scenic fort has been transformed into a hostel and is open to any visit. Thus, if you decide to visit it, make sure to book a visit or at least a tour.

Sesimbra

This beautiful coastal town is just 50 minutes away from Portugal’s capital and is the perfect one day trip from Lisbon. It’s one of the best places to have your beach vacation, but it is also perfect for day trips from Lisbon.

There isn’t much to do in Sesimbra aside from laying at the beach, eating the best seafood and wandering around. However, this should not discourage you. Not much to do, does not mean you won’t have a great time. It’s actually the opposite – you will have a great time in Sesimbra, especially at its vibey bars near the beach…

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Serra da Arrábida National Park Tour

The Serra da Arrábida Natural Park is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. If you are into hiking scenic mountain roads, stunning beaches and sea-kayaking, Arrabida National Park is for you! It is also considered one of the best road trips from Lisbon!

Some of the most famous places to visit within the part are the Praia do Creiro beach, the Estrada de Escarpa road, the Serra do Risc cliffs and the Castelo de Palmela. Aside from that, you are promised to witness some of the most beautiful vistas of the coast, so don’t miss them!

The Best Time To Visit Lisbon?

The best time to visit Lisbon is almost anytime I would say. Lisbon is well-known for its mild weather with August being the hottest month and January the coldest month. The average temperature in Lisbon is 17 °C.

If you are into spending time at the beach, the best time would probably be the summer months of June, July, August, and September. During this peak season, the average temperatures are between 25°C to 30°C, and rainfall is low, close to none. You will for sure have your sunny days, but you will get to enjoy the crowds as well. However, it is good to know that during tourist season prices in Lisbon might skyrocket, so you might as well want to book upfront.

However, if you are more into the cooler weather, then you can visit Lisbon during its rainy season from October to March or as they are known – the winter months. During this period, you can enjoy a relatively nice and mild weather with occasional rain showers. It’s probably the best time to go outside and explore the city, as it is not so hot and humid. In addition, during the low season, you will get to enjoy less crowds and lower accommodation prices. You can even decide to spend New Year in Lisbon, which guarantees you to have a great time!

April and May are considered to be one of the best months to visit Lisbon. The weather is pleasant and the city is not as crowded, as usual. Unfortunately, the weather during those months can be changing quite often so you might expect some rainfall and cooler temperatures. Nevertheless, you will still get a pretty dope experience!

What To Eat In Lisbon?

Lisbon food is known for its richness and diversity. It offers a range of delicious traditional dishes and cuisine too try from. The Bacalhau for example is the most traditional Portuguese food you can try while you are staying in Portugal. It’s made out of salted cod accompanied with some boiled vegetables. However, you can try it either grilled, baked or fried.

Another famous delish dish is the prominent Pasteis de Nata. This crispy and creamy custard tart will leave you yarning for more. It’s one of the best deserts you will ever get and has a history of more then 2 centuries in the making!

The Sardinas are an important part of Portugal’s traditional meals. Especially, during the summer months, when they are in season, you can try them with some bread and a salad.

Then, we have the Prego, which is a sandwich made with thinly sliced beef, some garlic and lots of spices. Usually, you can get it on the streets of Lisbon with some fries.

If you are into something more hearty, then try to Caldo Verde, which is a traditional soup made of potatoes, kale and chorizo. It’s perfect for lunch and dinner. The Cozido is also not to be missed! It’s a hearty stew made out of various meats and vegetables.

Last but not least, if you are a seafood fan, Lisbon is the place to be! Try as many seafood options as you can. You are guaranteed to have some of the best seafood dishes there are. Whether it be octopuses, squids or shrimps, you won’t be disappointed. That’s for sure!

What To Drink In Lisbon?

Lisbon is known as a very laid-back destination, which attracts many visitors each year. The city has a rich drinking culture so to say and there are many things to try out. I’ll share some of the most typical Portuguese drinks to try!

First and foremost is the famous Portuguese wine, the Port Wine, which is produced in the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal near Porto. To be quite honest, this is one of the best drinks to try while in Lisbon. Another drink of the same sort is the Ginjinha, which is a traditional Portuguese drink made out of cherry liqueur.

Then, we have the Caipirinha, one of the most famous Portuguese cocktails made with cachaça, lime, and sugar. This one is for sure to be tries, as well as the Vinho Verde, which is a white refreshing wine from the Minho region in Portugal.

Lastly, make sure to try the craft beer of Lisbon, as it is not to be missed. There are plenty of local breweries that make magic and deserve to be appreciated!

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I hope that you have found this post about 2 days in Lisbon useful. Do you plan to visit any of the suggested places this season?

Which one is first on your list?