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Top free places to visit in LISBON

Lisbon and skinny wallet? It’s possible 

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Because there are many beautiful places which are worth seeing, enjoying, feeling… even without paying. These are my favorites:

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1. Metro stations

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Each of Lisbon metro stations is themed differently and some of them look really special in a way. I recommend visiting Olaias, Oriente, Parque or Restauradores stations.

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Metro Lisbon.

2. Party street near Elevador da Bica

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Do you already have your VivaViagem card (which allows you to travel wherever in the city)? Then catch Elevador Da Bica on Rua de São Paulo, which will squeak, shake, chortle on the way up to a party street with a bar playing brazilian funk, taping cheap beer but most importantly, go there to chill and socialize with friends.

Party on Elevador da Bica

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3. Sunrise watch from any miradouro

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Choose the best (or the closest) miradouro – this is my latest post about it and watch beautiful sunrises above the town. 

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Portas do Sol sunrise

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4. Street art

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Lisbon for me is the capital of fancy Street Art. There’s open-air graffiti gallery on the street along Elevador da Gloria, then in LX factory, in little streets near Miradouro Santa Luzia, on Avenida 24. de Julho, but wherever you go, there will probably be at least one art piece.

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Street art Lisbon Street art Lisbon Street art Lisbon Street art Lisbon

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5. LX Factory

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Not jut graffiti, but unusual shops with stylish souvenirs, hipster cafés, and library Ler Devagar with its moving decor constructed by single artist working on the highest floor. He will willingly (and playfuly) show you around his incredible weorld made fromgarbage. This is a place to remember. 

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Ler Devagar Lisbon.

7. Statue of Christ the King in Almade

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Equally the statue (you’re right, it is inspired by Rio’s monument) and also the view is amazing here. It’s situated on the other side than every miradouro in the city. To get to Almada, you should sail from the port of Cais do Sodré to the port of Cacillhas, and from there, catch the bus nr. 101.

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Christ statue Lisbon Christ statue Lisbon, view

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8. Parks

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Both city parks and botanical gardens (which you can visit for few euros), are amazing places to be. I recommend a park in Belem (especially in may-june when trees are blossoming in purple) and Parque Eduardo VII and it’s surroundings.

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Parque Eduardo VII Lisbon

Lisbon

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9. Palácio dos Marqueses do Fronteira

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Palacio dos Marqueses da Fronteira
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If you have more time, walk though this beautiful castle’s garden. It’s farther from the city, but isn’t it worth a beautiful picture? 😀

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10. Pink street

.Pink street Lisbon

If you want a really original pictures on the “pink street” (Rua Nova do Carvalho), I advise you to get up early, when everything around is closed and other tourists sleeping in their beds  🙂

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11. Visit Alfama and Chiado

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Walk through neighborhoods full of colorful houses, little cafés, beautiful views, wonderful tiles “azulejos” and many, many, stairs!

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Lisbon streets Alfama

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12. Escadinhas da São Cristovão and the litttlest bookshop in the world 

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People go to Escadinhas da São Cristovão for fado (tradidional portuguele melancholic music) painting and right underneath it, there’s the littlest bookshop Livraria do Simão.

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Escadinhas da Sao Cristovao Lisabon

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13. Walk along the coast of Parque das Nacões

If you would finally like to see something modern, you have to go on the other side of the city than Alfama or Belem. This place was built for EXPO ’98. Other than this, you’ll enjoy the view of the longest European bridge Ponte Vasco da Gama .

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Parque das Nacões Lisbon

 

 

 

 

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