OK we know you did not visit Lisbon for the rain but unfortunately it does happen, sometimes. Here are Activities in Portugal tips on what to do on a rare Lisbon rainy day.
Warm your cockles next to an open fire. Visit Foxtrot bar in central Lisbon, not only do they sell amazing cocktails, have a cool 1920s theme but during the winter months a open fire will warm you up and keep you cosy.
The bar is “One of the most iconic bars in Lisbon, where the decoration “Art Deco” and music, embark us in a time machine, where the gatherings and conversations between lovers are made half light. His extensive wine cellar, where they are included several whiskeys, as well as numerous brands of gin, vodka, rum, liqueurs, domestic and foreign and Brandy Spirits, allows also offering a wide range of quality cocktails and drinks, and even a cooking service until 3 am, which highlight the Foxtrot Steak and the delicious steak sandwich. The best kept secret in Lisbon.”
Open Monday to Saturday 6pm to 3pm and Sunday 8pm to 2pm.
Get out of the rain by visiting one of Lisbon’s churches.
Sé De Lisboa – The Lisbon Cathedral or Church of Santa Maria Maior, in the parish of Sé. Built in 1147 it is Lisbons oldest monument and survived the famous earthquake that destroyed the city in 1755. As you would expect, due to its age, it is a mixture of styles including Romanesque, gothic, Mannerist and Baroque. Entry is free to the church.
Igreja de São Domingos – Located in Largo de São Domingos in central Lisbon this church was not lucky enough to be undamaged by the great earthquake. Built in 13 th century by order of King Sancho II the church has been rebuilt numerous times after damage from natural distasters and fires, the chruch was closed for some time but in 1994 it was reopened. Entry is free to the church.
Igreja de São Roque – The Church of São Roque is a Catholic church dedicated to São Roque and built at the end of the 16th century. The church of São Roque was one of the rare buildings in Lisbon to survive the relatively unscathed 1755 earthquake and still boasts amazing architecture, including a fantastic ceiling. Entry is free to the church.
Visit Bounce and get active. This indoor trampoline park is a great way to spend an grey and rainy afternoon. An urban playground with 100 interconnected trampolines where “you’re never too old or too young to have an awesome time. It’s the coolest place in Lisbon!” Entry is from 19 euros pp. Book here