When it rains you can still explore Lisbon and avoid taking the rain. For example, using the city’s metropolitan system will save you from the bad weather since many stations are located near famous tourist attractions.

You can see on the map various points divided by interest.

Belém Tower

Belém Tower: The symbol of the age of discoveries.

The Belém Tower is one of the most iconic Lisbon attractions you will find, as it is the symbol of the golden age of Portuguese discoveries. From 1983 this magnificent monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in the homonymous district of Belém.

You can find the Quick entry ticket buying online here

Oceanário of Lisbon

If you are in town for a short visit, a one-day itinerary should include the Oceanário de Lisboa (link to buy your ticket online) in the Parque das Nações. This is Portugal’s most popular tourist attraction and takes visitors on a fascinating submarine journey through five different habitats: North Atlantic, Antarctic, temperate Pacific and tropical Indian. There is also a huge central reservoir, the global ocean, where sharks, stingrays and other amazing aquatic species glide with Beata nonchalance.

A two-day itinerary allows for a more pleasant exploration of what Lisbon has in store. Unfortunately, the Metro line does not extend westward to the East Museum, but the tram number 15 stops outside this fabulous cultural piece.

Dedicated to Asian art, with a focus on Portuguese presence in the Far East, the museum houses a magnificent display of rare and priceless artifacts from China, Japan, Indonesia and India. Give yourself two hours to absorb this unique collection.

Cafes and food

After returning to the city center, your coffee break will be enriched by a table inside Pastelaria Suiça (located a few steps from the Rossio metro station). Of course, this café is renowned for its outdoor terrace, where seating is perfect for people watching. But you can still look at the world through large windows that give character to this historic hangout. Incidentally, the Suiça makes a pretty good brunch!

Fancy shopping? Visit the Vasco da Gama shopping Center for a bit of retail therapy. Dozens of shops, restaurants and a multiplex cinema offer lots of things to see and do for adults and young people.

On the other side of the Rossio and up to Chiado is located in Vida Portuguesa, a boutique with extravagant design and full of traditional products, from vintage soap to gourmet salt. This is a wonderful place to look for Quealche special souvenir.

By the way, here’s a suggestion. Every time it rains in Lisbon you will notice old ladies standing on the street corners shouting Chuva (“Rain”) and selling umbrellas.

If you have three days to spend in the vibrant capital of Portugal, but the forecast is to rain, you are very unlucky. But there are still many places to visit in addition to the suggestions already listed above.

Culture vultures can immerse themselves in the exceptional Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (also on the metro line in São Sebastião). The scale of this extraordinary collection of Oriental and Western art is staggering and you could spend several hours in the galleries of Oriental tapestries, Chinese porcelain and paintings by masters such as Rembrandt and Monet, among other breathtaking pieces.

Mercado de Campo de Ourique 

The Mercado de Campo de Ourique is a fashionable urban market, about 10-15 minutes from the old town. It’s the favorite place to try high quality gourmet food and go shopping. Here you will find a wide range of fresh juice counters, bars and gastronomic stands specialising in traditional dishes and experimental cuisine.

Wine Tasting

Afterwards, return to Chiado because it is raining, it is difficult to resist a glass of port wine, and the best you can taste at the Solar do Vinho do Porto in Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara 45.

The winery in Lisbon is known for organizing some of the best tastings of Portuguese wines in the city. Extraordinary flavors and aromas, in an environment in which tradition, know-how and modern vision come together to create an unforgettable experience.

No wine? Pass by as Vicentinas for a tea

Tour of the Lisbon libraries

On the map you will find the most beautiful libraries in Lisbon registered. Among these stands out that of Ler Derambler, a real must for lovers of books and urban art inserted in the complex of the Lx Factory (ancient industrial zone transformed into Creative Island)

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