10 Romantic Things to do in Lisbon


Lisbon is the thriving capital city of Portugal and is one of the most charismatic, vibrant and romantic cities in Europe. It has a varied history, an exciting nightlife and a great climate all year-round. Lisbon is a stunning city with a wide choice of activities and attractions. Eat traditional specialties like the “bacalhau” (salted cod) or “pastel de nata” in Belem or listen to atmospheric Fado music by night. Or maybe you will prefer to have a cruise on Tagus River or a day trip to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lisbon will appeal to everyone as it can offer a cultural trip, a fantastic nightlife, a family and beach holiday, or even a romantic weekend with your partner. It is a perfect spot for lovers.

There are multiple options for cruises to Lisbon that allow passengers to enjoy the natural beauty of Portugal. Lisbon is full of romantic hotels, restaurants and sites to see. Here are 10 romantic things to do in Lisbon.

Discover the Alfama district and take a carriage ride

Alfama and carriage ride

Start your day by discovering Alfama, one of Lisbon’s oldest areas. Lose yourself in the maze of narrow, cobbled streets.  It is one of the most emblematic quarters of the city. You will enjoy its medieval alleys and outstanding views. There are lovely streets to discover and great places to take pictures. Eat-in Alfama and enjoy your meal while listening to Fado.

Enjoy a private carriage ride in Lisbon, and discover Belem neighborhood with all its historical and cultural aspects. Or simply remember memories of the past in this lovely transportation with your beloved one. Don’t miss this opportunity to share a private moment with your partner while seeing the most romantic places in Lisbon.

Visit St Jorge Castle and Se Cathedral

St Jorge castle and Se cathedral

Continue your day by going to St. Jorge castle located at the top of the city and discover the panoramic view of Lisbon. You will enjoy the stunning views from the “Praça d’Armas”, over the Tagus Estuary and central Lisbon, perfect for lovers.

Follow your journey to Se Cathedral and discover its beautiful rose windows. This is a splendid monument in which many of Lisbon’s inhabitants pronounced their wedding vows in this outstanding cathedral. End your visit by walking on the Tagus River path.

Take Tram 28 and enjoy a cruise on Tagus River

Tram 28 and Tagus river cruise

You can not go to Lisbon without taking Tram 28 one of the oldest existing trams; it is a must-do. The tram passes through the most popular tourist districts of Alfama, Baixa, Graca and Estrela. Ride through the narrow streets of the city and continue your journey along to the best places in the capital.

A short cruise on the Tagus River is one of the best experiences in Lisbon. Sail below the 25th April Bridge, admire Belem Tower, and have a glass of wine in this relaxing cruise while discovering Lisbon be water. These small trips, which last around two hours, offer a view of Lisbon’s most popular landmarks from a different angle.

Explore cliffs, sea coves and take a picnic at the beach

Lisbon cliffs and beach

Take the train to the beach and hire a boat or walk on Lisbon’s cliffs to explore and natural coves surrounded by the turquoise sea. Don’t miss these amazing landscapes. The Lisbon coast is also a top pick for a romantic getaway. You and your partner will enjoy the natural beauty of the coast.

Why explore the beach at dusk with a picnic and a blanket. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets with your special someone. Lisbon oozes romance.  You will love the sound of the waves and the infinite horizon. 

Go on a day trip to Portimao Marina or Silves Castle

Portimao marina and Silves castle

Change the atmosphere and visit Algarve and the beautiful southern coast of Portugal.

If you love culture, go to the amazing Silves castle. The outstanding view will give you a panoramic sight of Algarve. You will appreciate the medieval atmosphere of the city. You must explore Silves with his open-air cafes, cobbled streets and relaxed pace of life.

In just three hours by train from Lisbon, you can reach Portimao and its marina. From here you can board our Portugal to Spain Cruise. Set sail on a comfortable, modern ship and explore cliffs and sea natural caves along the coast. There are some spectacular caves to discover. If you are lucky, you may have the chance to admire dolphins on your way.

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