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Things to Do in Lisbon

Explore the Iconic Praça da Alegria and Avenida da Liberdade

Hotel Alegria, a Lisbon Boutique Hotel is located in the iconic Praça da Alegria of Lisbon, Portugal. Just a short walk from the lively Avenida da Liberdade and the fascinating neighborhood of Príncipe Real, our hotel is surrounded by the cultural landmarks and authentic things to do that are sure to enrich your stay. We are also just a five-minute walk from a bus and metro stop that will take you anywhere in Lisbon and a seven-minute stroll from the high fashion shops and terraces of Baixa and Chiado. 

Bright, charming and eclectic, Lisbon is one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. It consists of unique neighborhoods spread over seven picturesque hills, with each neighborhood featuring its own distinctive character and vibe. When planning your getaway, our staff will be happy to recommend fun things to do and see throughout Portugal’s vibrant capital city.  

Avenida de Liberdade

Avenida da Liberdade

Avenida da Liberdade (Portuguese for "Avenue of Liberty") is an important boulevard in central Lisbon, Portugal, famous as one of the most expensive shopping streets in Europe.

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overview of Castelo de Sao Jorge

Castelo de São Jorge: An Iconic Landmark

St. George's Castle commands a glorious position near Alfama on the crown of a hill overlooking the Portuguese capital.

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Jeronimos Monastery

Jerónimos Monastery

A highlight of any Lisbon sightseeing tour, the 16th-century Jerónimos monastery is one of the great landmarks of Portugal, a stunning monument of immense historic and cultural significance deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage Site accolade.

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Torre de Belem

Torre de Belém: A Historic Tower

Arguably the most iconic of all Lisbon's historical monuments, the Belém Tower squats in the shallows near the mouth of the River Tagus as a symbol of Portugal's extraordinary Age of Discovery during the 16th century.

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Elevador de Santa Justa

Elevador de Santa Justa: An Antique Elevator with City Views

Looming somewhat incongruously over the rooftops of Lisbon's Baixa (downtown) district is the odd-looking Santa Justa Lift, a neo-Gothic elevator and the most eccentric and novel means of public transport in the city.

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Igreja de Carmo

Igreja do Carmo: One of the City's Oldest Churches

The skeletal ruins of the Carmo Church are among the most evocative of all Lisbon's historical monuments. Built with an almost exclusively Gothic design, this Carmelite treasure was constructed between 1389 and 1423.

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Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT)

A recent edition to Lisbon's enviable cultural offerings, the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology amazes from the outset with its extraordinary curvaceous exterior of gleaming white tiles that resembles a just-landed alien spacecraft.

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Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto

Lisbon has a buzzing nightlife scene that is social, diverse and welcoming. Nights tend to begin Bairro Alto, a warren of trendy bars, artistic cafes and traditional live music establishments.

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Cais do Sodre

Cais do Sodré

As the night progresses (around 2 am) everyone heads downhill from Bairro Alto to Cais do Sodré, with its late-night clubs and party atmosphere, which continues until sunrise . The heart of Cais do Sodré’s hedonistic nightlife is centred around the distinctive “Pink Street”.

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Lisbon Oceanarium

The Lisbon Oceanarium

The Lisbon Oceanarium is one of Europe's finest aquariums, and one of the largest in the world. It's also arguably the most family-orientated of all the city's visitor attractions.

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