Lisbon is a true gem with its many beautiful historical areas and buildings,a big choice of museums and art galleries, and in many areas of the city the streets and car parks has become its own gallery filled of urban street art, its something for everyone
Alfama– The oldest part of the city is filled with beautiful narrow streets, breathtaking views and traditionally tile covered buildings from the 17th or 18th century. Alfama is also the place to catch the famous tram 28 and see the castelo de S jorge.
Baixa– As most of Baixa (The lower neighborhood) was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake it became the first area to go against the traditional city layout with its narrow streets and instead offers lovely open plazas and squares filled with restaurants and shops.
Bairro Alto– Just a stone throw from Baixa is Bairro Alto (The upper neighborhood) this is Lisbon’s bohemian area filled with bars, restaurants, nightclubs and also one of the best areas to see the city’s urban street art scene.
Mouraria/Martim Moniz– A very multicultural neighborhood of the city, where you can find restaurants and stores with products from all over the world or just enjoy the beautiful water features of Praça Martim Moniz.
Parque das Nações– This area was built for the world exposition of 1998 and is worth a visit simply to see the difference between this new modern area and the city’s more historical parts.
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum– This museum has one of Europe’s most amazing art collections with pieces from all around the globe and dating back as far as the ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Berardo Museum– Located in the Belém Cultural Center is the Berardo Museum with a wide range of modern and contemporary art.
The Fado Museum–Listening to fado undoubtedly offers a glimpse into the soul of the country, so why not learn more about its history and visit the Museu do Fado.
Lisbon story centre– If you want to see the city tell its own story in a original way you should visit the Lisbon story centre and its multimedia experience that dramatically recreates Lisbon’s most significant historical events
São Jorge Castle– This is one of the city’s oldest and most recognisable structures and offers not only the castle itself but also breathtaking views, gardens and a archaeological museum.
Torre de Belem– This 16th century tower located on the river Tagus is a monument to Portugal’s age of discovery and worth a visit both for its beauty and history.
Carmo convent- Convento da Ordem do Carmo is a medieval convent that was ruined during the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, and the destroyed Gothic Church is the main trace of the great earthquake still visible in the old city.
Jerónimos Monastery– Located in Belem is the famous Jerónimos Monastery which is one of the most famous examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture in Lisbon.
Urban street art
Calçada da Glória– Located on one of the steepest streets in Lisbon you will find a graffiti art gallery approved by the city council with some amazing pieces.
Rua Rodrigues Faria– The walls surrounding LX factory has some impressive street art to be seen and is know to be some of the most artsy walls of the city
Chão do Loureiro– This car park located close to the São Jorge Castle is a hidden gem for anyone interested in street art, from the outside a standard car park but on the inside you will see art from some of Portugal’s well known graffiti artists such as Miguel Januário and Nomen.