1) Jeronimos Monastery
- Location Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa, Portugal
- Opening Hours 10-6pm Summer, 10-5pm Winter
- Admission Main Chapel Free
The Jerónimos Monastery strikes an impressive figure in Lisbon’s architectural tapestry. A former monastery, near the Tagus river, it is one of the pre-eminent examples of the Late Gothic Manueline style common in Lisbon. It was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém, in 1983.
2) Palace De Pena
One of the most amazing places to visit, located just outside of Lisbon, is the magical village of Sintra. A mountain resort famed for its picturesque features, its national park has several unique and historic palaces, castles, scenic beaches, parks, and gardens. While the whole town and gardens are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site, its most famous landmark has to be the Palace De Pena. Its colorful facade and breathtaking views almost transport you to fairytale land. When it comes to day trips, this one has to be top of your list!
3) Arco da Rua Augusta
- Location R. Augusta 2, 1100-053 Lisboa, Portugal
The Rua Augusta Arch is the ornate gateway to the Praça do Comércio square. It was built to commemorate the city’s reconstruction after an earthquake in the 18th century and features an elaborate stone facade, 6 columns, and multiple statues, making it the perfect backdrop for your next hit on the ‘gram.
4) Torre De Belem
- Location Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal
Head down to Belem, it’s the setting for many of the city’s most iconic tourist attractions. With no tourists around, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your insta snaps in front the Torre de Belem without getting photobombed! There’s even over 10 museums to visit and several art galleries to check out! If you haven’t already, check out the Planetarium for stunning astronomical shows. Trust us, you’ll be star-struck! Pastel de Natas, how we’ve missed you. Finally, get your hands on the most iconic palm-sized pastries at Pastéis de Belém and rejuvenate those dull taste buds from lockdown. End your day at the Jardim Botânico Tropical. Lush green trees and fresh air, it’s the perfect stop to relax. Find a shady spot for a pic-nic and feast on the Pastel de Natas you shopped for earlier!
5) Pink Street
- Location The Pink Street, R. Nova do Carvalho, 1200-372 Lisboa, Portugal
Lisbon is a vibrant city bursting with colour. No trip is complete without a photo on the famous Pink Street. Only a short 15 minute walk from Safestay Lisbon, this gorgeous historic center surrounded by bustling cafes and lively late night bars is THE place to be!
Pro Tip – Get there early as possible, you’ll have the street to yourself for photos!