Things to do in Lisbon

Things to do in Lisbon

Lisbon has a distinctive and astonishing nightlife, where traditional and modern nightlife goes hand in hand. What about starting the evening with a delicious traditional Portuguese dinner in one of the fado houses in the Alfama or Bairro Alto area? Afterwards you can join the party in the streets or bars in the Bairro Alto, where you can experience the authentic Lisbon nightlife. When the bars close the clubs and discos will open their doors and welcome you with an amazing atmosphere, the best music and fresh drinks. The clubs in Lisbon belong to the most outstanding clubs of Europe. Do you prefer to visit a theatre show? In Lisbon you will without a doubt find a nice show in one of the great Lisbon theatres. Read more about the most traditional and trendy hotspots in Lisbon.

Restaurants Lisbon

Lisbon is packed with restaurants. The best places to look for a restaurant are the Alfama district, the Bairro Alto or the Docas area. In lots of restaurants in the Alfama and in the Bairro Alto you can also enjoy the live fado performances which will contribute to an even more romantic and nostalgic atmosphere. The Docas area is right along the river Tagus near the 25 de Abril Bridge. This is a great place to taste the fantastic Portuguese seafood.

Clube de Fado
The Clube de Fado in the Alfama district will give you the most wonderful dining and fado experience ever. Here you can enjoy typical Portuguese dishes while enjoying a fascinating live fado performance. The excellent nostalgic, romantic and even mystic atmosphere promises you an unforgettable experience. Leaving Lisbon without visiting this restaurant and fado club is unthinkable.
Address: Rua de São João da Praça 92

Doca Peixe Seafood Restaurant
The Doca Peixe Seafood Restaurant is a sensational restaurant for fish lovers. It’s beautifully located at the Santo Amaro Dock, almost under the 25 de Abril Bridge with a lovely view over the river Tagus. Here you can taste terrific seafood like shrimps, clams and lobster. An absolute must for fish lovers.
Address: Doca St Amaro Armz 14

Lisboa á Noite
Lisboa á Noite is an excellent restaurant in the Bairro Alto where you can taste wonderful traditional Portuguese dishes with a modern touch. Also the wide range of wines, champagnes and national liquors will impress you. At the restaurant Lisboa á Noite a pleasant and tasteful evening is guaranteed.
Address: Rua as Gáveas 69

Nightlife Lisbon

The Bairro Alto is definitely the centre of the Lisbon nightlife. The little streets in this neighborhood seem a bit sleepy during the day, but at night the streets are packed with people drinking a beer, a shot or a cocktail. The Bairro Alto is full of little bars and cafés. Every bar has its own characteristics, atmosphere and music style. Most bars close around 02:00, but this doesn’t mean the end of your nightlife experience in Lisbon. The party continues in the many clubs and discos at other places in the city. Some clubs are also located in the Bairro Alto, but the most popular high-end clubs you will find near the riverside. Lisbon is one of the European capitals with the best clubbing scene. Here we will highlight the best clubs in Lisbon.

It’s all in the name! The interior of this disco club in Lisbon is beautifully decorated in a modern and very artistic style. This will give your evening out in Lisbon a whole different dimension. The club also has an amazing dance floor on the rooftop. With the soft breeze from the sea this is the best place to enjoy Lisbon nightlife in summer time.
Address: Av. 24 de Julho 66

For the best parties in Lisbon you should go to Blues along the river at the Alcântara Dock. In this big club with a nice view over the river with the vessels laying in the water you can have a great time with the best blues, rock and dance music.
Address: Doca de Alcântara

Lux Frágil
One of the most trendy hotspots of Lisbon and maybe even of whole Europe is Lux Frágil. This popular club houses in a three-floor building on a great location close to the river Tagus near the Santa Apolónia railway station. This fantastic club is founded with the cooperation of the famous actor John Malkovitch. Every week concerts and special parties take place at the Lux Frágil. Check out their calendar, maybe this is the place where you will find the best party during your citybreak Lisbon.
Address: Rua Gustavo Matos Sequeira 42

Theatres Lisbon

Lisbon is home to some fantastic theatres like the majestic Teatro Nacional Don Maria II and the opera house Teatro Nacional de São Carlos. Do you love ballet? Then the Teatro Camões will be the right spot for you. Here you will read more about these astonishing theatres in Lisbon.

Teatro Nacional Don Maria II
This excellent theatre is one of the most important theatres in Portugal. The theatre was built between 1842 and 1846 by the Italian architect Fortunato Lodi. The theatre replaces an older building which served as the seat of the inquisition in the 16th century. The Teatro Nacional Don Maria II has an impressive neoclassical façade which faces the Rossio square. Here you can watch the best classical drama.
Address: Praça D. Pedro IV

Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
Teatro Nacional de São Carlos is a beautiful opera house in the Chiado area in the centre of Lisbon. The theatre was inaugurated in 1793 at the location of a former opera house, called the Tejo Opera House, which was destroyed in the earthquake in 1755. The theatre is designed by the Portuguese architect José da Costa e Silva in a remarkable neoclassical style with some rococo details.
Address: Rua de Serpa Pinto, nº9

Teatro Camões
Teatro Camões is home to the Portuguese National Ballet Company. The design of this modern theatre building is the work of the Portuguese architect Manuel Salgado. Teatro Camões was inaugurated during the Expo ’98 and is located at the Parque das Nações in Lisbon. If you love ballet, you should really visit one of the shows of the Portuguese National Ballet Company in Teatro Camões.
Address: Passeio do Neptuno

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