Getting lost in the winding, narrow streets and alleys of Lisbon’s oldest quarter is half the fun.
2 Castelo de São Jorge
Despite its bloody past, the castle makes a tranquil haven from the busy city, with its pretty gardens, strutting peacocks and dazzling rooftop views.
3 Bairro Alto
Lisbon’s “upper town” is the place for a lively night out, with its huge selection of vibrant bars, clubs and restaurants.
4 Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
The magnificent Manueline monastery houses the tomb of Vasco da Gama.
5 Museu Gulbenkian
Lalique’s fantastic Art Nouveau jewellery, Flemish masters and Impressionist paintings are all included in this awe-inspiring collection of priceless art and antiquities.
6 Antiga Confeitaria de Belém
Don’t miss a melt-in-the-mouth, tasty, flaky, warm custard tart, best eaten in the tiled surroundings of Belém’s most traditional café.
7 Palácio Nacional, Sintra
A splendid royal retreat in the beautiful, wooded summer residence of kings.