Looking for free things to do in Lisbon Dropdown content? Dropdown contentThe city is now a top league destination. It's still an affordable European capital. But prices have risen in recent years. Get more for your money with our top 10 free things to do in Lisbon. The information in this article is taken from The Rough Guide to Portugal Dropdown content, your essential guide for visiting Portugal Dropdown content.
Want to get up close to original works of art? Lisbon's Museu Coleção Berardo lets you do just that. The art collection of Madeiran Joe Berardo ranges from Picassos to Rothko. You'll find it in a modern gallery in Belém Dropdown content. And it's free to admire. Some temporary exhibitions aren't free.
Little Núcleo Arqueológico is in the heart of Baixa Dropdown content. It offers twice-weekly guided tours. And they're free. Go discover Roman fish-preserving tanks. Explore ancient burial sites. And check out the wooden pillars which stop Lisbon sinking. Tours need to be booked in advance.
Rua Augusta links Rossio Square Dropdown content and the riverfront Praça do Comércio. It's Lisbon's main pedestrianised street. So find a perch to people watch. Not entertaining enough? Look out for street performers, artists and musicians here too.
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Markets can be found in many Lisbon districts. They're great for trying local produce. And good for meeting local characters. Try Mercado da Ribeira near riverfront Cais do Sodré Dropdown content. It's one of the city's most central food markets. Heart set on a flea market? Head to Feira da Ladra on Tuesday or Saturday morning. You'll find everything here from junk to antiques.
Lisbon's top attractions can be pricy. But most have free entry one morning a week. Want to see the biggest hitters for nothing? Many have free entry on the first Sunday each month.
Can't wait until Sunday? Get a 24, 48 or 72 hour Lisboa Card instead.
Lisbon has a vibrant festival calendar. And there are free concerts all summer. But the biggest citywide bash is in June. That's when Lisbon Dropdown content celebrates Santo António. Expect parades and parties everywhere, especially Alfama which turns into an open-air party. Take a look at the best area to stay in Lisbon Dropdown content for festivals.
Want to soak up some real Alfama atmosphere? Stay at Alfama Terrace in the heart of the district.
Tagus waterfront has opened up in recent years. You can now walk from Praça do Comércio to Belém Dropdown content. Try the pedestrianised path from Doca de Santo Amaro to Torre de Belém. It's about a 30 minute walk.
Head for a city miradouros (viewpoints). Almost every Lisbon Dropdown content hill has one or more. And many come with cafés.
For best free views try:
Some of Portugal’s best beaches Dropdown content are near Lisbon. Easiest reach are Estoril and Cascais. Take the train from Lisbon to the Atlantic. It runs along the Tagus estuary. Alternatively head to Caparica Dropdown content. It's a ferry ride from Lisbon and popular with surfers.
Cascais offers free daily bike hire from 8am. Show ID then off you go. Explore Cascais itself. Or head to beaches at Guincho.
Tempted to linger in Cascais? Book charming Ninho Salina near Tamariz Beach.
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