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5 things to do in Lisbon in January

Starting a new year means a lot of new opportunities to try new things, explore new places and even go back to activities you haven’t done for a long time.

And in Lisbon, 2020 will never be boring! If you are visiting Lisbon in January, there are plenty of indoor alternatives to choose from, so the cold of January won’t stop you from having fun during your vacation in the Portuguese capital.

Discover some of the best things to do in Lisbon in January without getting frozen!

  1. Escape from the cold in these restaurants

If you still don’t know where to lunch and dinner during your stay in Lisbon, know that there are several restaurants and cafés with fireplace in the Portuguese capital so that the cold does not prevent you from having a good time.

“O Nobre” restaurant, for example, is next to Campo Pequeno and has a huge fireplace to make your meal even more cozy. “O Asiático”, in Chiado, is another suggestion not to be missed.


  1. A good movie and popcorn, please

It’s a classic, but also one of the best things to do in Lisbon in January! Going to the movies is one of the busiest winter programs, and if you join a large bucket of popcorn, it becomes perfect.

There are always new movies on display at the cinema, so you just have to search for what you like the most.


  1. Discover the best pubs in Lisbon

Cold days ask for cozy bars to hang out with friends or family, while sipping a cocktail.

Thus, remember these four bars when writing the list of things to do in Lisbon in January: Red Frog, in Avenida da Liberdade, Musa, in Marvila, CINCO Lounge, in Cais do Sodré and, if you prefer a good wine, Wines by Heart in Príncipe Real. You won’t regret it!


  1. Oceanarium at night!

Have you ever imagined sleeping with sharks? This is possible in the Lisbon Oceanarium!

This is one of the best activities to do in Lisbon in January, perfect for kids and adults, and in addition to having a special night, you will find out more about the characteristics and conservation of these animals.


  1. A different day on the Tagus River

Want to discover the Tagus River, but are afraid to go to Lisbon’s riverside because of bad weather? It is not necessary!

You can make comfortable and warm boat trips on the Tagus River and have a different day in Lisbon. The sailing routes are varied: you can go from Alcântara Dock to Belém, Santa Apolónia, Paço d’Arcos or Parque das Nações, or even sailing to/from Cascais and the Estoril coast.

If you want to have a truly unforgettable experience, you can liven up your boat trip with onboard music (live music, DJ or just your favorite Spotify list!), or go even further and organize a boat trip with cocktail and buffet service!


Include these 5 things to do in Lisbon in January on your agenda and enjoy your days in Lisbon!

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