Things To Do For Free In Lisbon, Portugal

About Lisbon, Portugal · about Sightseeing

While Lisbon has not tradtionally been considered a European vacation hotspot, it has been growing in popularity over the last several years as one of the continent's most beloved international destinations. And for those looking to save a few euros during their time in this amazing Portuguese city, there is plenty to see and do that is completely free of charge.

While Lisbon has not traditionally been considered a European vacation hotspot, it has been growing in popularity over the last several years as one of the continent's most beloved international destinations. And for those looking to save a few euros during their time in this amazing Portuguese city, there is plenty to see and do that is completely free of charge.

While Portugal's capital city of Lisbon may not yet be on the order of Milan or Paris in terms of its popularity as a travel destination, it is every bit as fun and exciting as any of the larger and more well-known European cities. And while much of that fun and excitement comes at a price, as it does anywhere in the world, there is still a lot to see and do throughout this fantastic and friendly town that is absolutely free.

One of the most popular areas to visit in Lisbon is the beautiful Alfalma neighborhood. This beautiful and very hilly enclave is lined with palm trees and beautiful designed homes, shops, and restaurant. There is a tram that runs through the neighborhood that visitors can take for free to enjoy the sights but many elect to take a self-guided walking tour.

The Monastery of St. Jerome located in Lisbon's Belem district is one of Portugal's many historical landmarks. Originally constructed hundreds of years ago for Heironymite monks, the monastery is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts both locals and out-of-town visitors.

Formerly a fishing village, the town of Cascais is now a seaside beach town lined with some of Portugal's finest hotels and resorts. But you don't have to be a guest at any of them to enjoy the miles of beautiful beaches in Cascais, you just have to want to spend some time relaxing on a great beach in a very charming area.

Built in the mid-12th century, the Se Cathedral is a stunningly beautiful Roman-style Cathedral situated on the grounds of Lisbon's main mosque. It offers some of the most fascinating visual aesthetics of any historic structure in Europe and touring the cathedral is free to all.

Tourism in Lisbon, Portugal is on the rise and many of the wonderful sights and attractions therein cost nothing more than the time it takes to enjoy them.

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