5 activities to do on the Lisbon coast

Lisbon is a city full of life that deserves to be explored by you to the last detail! There are always activities to do in the city, new places to discover, parties taking place and new restaurants to visit.

If you love to watch the river, the Lisbon coast is the perfect place to enjoy your holidays in the Portuguese capital. And if you think that by the Tagus river there are not much more activities to do, except eat in one of the many restaurants of the Alcântara docks or ride a scooter, you’re totally wrong!

Find out 5 activities to do on the Lisbon coast that will make your vacations much more exciting!

  1. Visit the monuments and historical places of the Lisbon coast

The Lisbon coast is full of monuments and important places to see and enjoy.

In the Belém area, you can visit several monuments that characterize the History of Portugal, such as the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries, as well as modern monuments, such as the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology.

The Terreiro do Paço and Cais do Sodré areas are also historical places to visit if you go for a walk along the Tagus river.


  1. Cable car rides

If the heights don’t scare you, another of the most fun activities to try along the Lisbon coast is to ride a cable car in Parque das Nações.

The cable car ride is about 30 meters above the ground and takes a few minutes that are truly worthwhile. The view is magnificent, so just sit back and enjoy the trip!


  1. Watch the sunset at Pillar 7 of the 25th April Bridge

Are you always looking for the best place to watch the sunset? Today we give you one more to add to your list!

The 25th April Bridge viewpoint gives you incredible views of the bridge and the Tagus River, especially if you are visiting this place at sunset.


  1. Take a dip on the beaches near the city!

The Lisbon coast has several beaches that you cannot miss in the warmer months.

Old Beach, in Paço de Arcos, Carcavelos Beach, Estoril’s Tamariz Beach, or Santo Amaro de Oeiras Beach are just minutes away from the city and are easily accessible by public transport!


  1. Discover the Lisbon coast in a tour boat

If you want to see the whole Lisbon coast in a more in-depth and funny way, there’s nothing like a trip on one of the tour boats that depart daily from the Alcântara docks.

Choose the sailing routes that suits you best: visit the area between Belém and Santa Apolónia, the area between Alcântara and Paço de Arcos, sail to Parque das Nações or navigate to/from Cascais and the Estoril coast. On these trips you will also be able to glimpse many monuments and beaches of Lisbon, as well as liven up your tour with music on board and a delicious bar and catering service.


Make the most of the Lisbon coast with these 5 fun activities. You will see how you will fall in love with the Tagus river!

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