the best things to do in Lisbon with kids
The Portuguese capital is great for families: safety, weather, everything relatively close, nice food, our hospitality and you have at your disposal the city itself, the beach, the sea, the river and a lot of green spaces.
In this article, we're sharing the best tourist attractions to visit with kids in Lisbon, one of the coolest cities in Europe. Check our top turistic things to do in Lisbon with kids. And if you're looking for something else, explore our new platform - kidstogo.pt. It's still in a beta version and still in development. Altough still in Portuguese, I believe it will be super helpful to explore what to do and where to go with kids in Portugal.
Lisbon is considered the city of 7 hills so don't miss the opportunity to get to know Lisbon better on the famous tram number 28. Enjoy the city's historic districts and some interesting sigths. Between Graça and Prazeres the journey is unique and if you are tempted to make a stop know that the 28 route will pass through the same places again.
Just cross the 25 de Abril bridge (which crosses Lisbon and Almada) and you'll arrive at one of the most emblematic symbols of Lisbon. Go up to King the Christ and enjoy the view!
Did you know that you can use a elevator that take visitors to the top of the bridge?
Schedule: 10am to 6pm
Opened in 2016, the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is located in Belém. MAAT has a modern construction near the Tagus River and offers a full day where you can practive and awaken your inner creativity. Check their agenda here - an agenda full of exhibitions and experiences.
Near MAAT, there's a cool kds playground called SUD Kids from SUD Lisboa Terraze (a restaurant & a bar, with a pool upstairs). If you're looking for other kids playground check our top kids playground in Lisbon.
Schedule: from Wednesday to Monday, 11am to 7pm
Praça do Comércio
The famous entrance to the city is through Praça do Comércio. A mandatory stop to visit. Also known as Terreiro do Paço, this square is considered one of the largest in Europe and is busy at all hours.
Chiado and Bairro Alto
One of the busiest areas of Lisbon. Chiado is full of shops, restaurants and lots of street entertainment. It goes from the famous pastry shop “A Brasileira”, which sometimes has live music, to Armazéns do Chiado. Bairro Alto is the ideal place to discover the true DNA of the city. Inside this old neighborhood you will discover the typical Lisbon architecture with the classic clotheslines and you will also be able to enjoy the traditional commerce.
The ideal space to absorb more creativity is at Lx Factory. Between the streets, the shops and workshops, and also the array of bars and restaurants, here, you will find a new city. Be sure to stop by the restaurant “A Praça” and enjoy a super relaxed atmosphere with snacks and adapted for children. With parking available, take the opportunity to visit the Lx Factory on Sundays as there is a 1st or 2nd hand goods fair.
LX factory address: R. Rodrigues de Faria 105, 1300-501 Lisboa
Lx Factory schedules: 09:00h – 22:30h
"A Praça" contact: +351210991792
Castelo de São Jorge
If the goal is to travel back in time, then I advise you to take a look at the highest hill in the city – Castelo de São Jorge. Take the opportunity to enjoy several views from different angles that the castle can offer over the capital. Don't leave without visiting the castle exhibition where some of the objects found in some excavations are on display.
Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa
Contact number: +351218800620
Schedule: 9am to 9pm
Centro Cultural de Belém
Come and discover the exhibition grounds. The Belém Cultural Center is located in the parish of Belém. A space where conferences, performing arts and exhibitions are held. Take a walk in the Praça do Império garden, which is one of the most beautiful green spaces in Lisbon.
If you're looking for green spaces in Lisbon, don't miss our best parks and gardens in Lisbon.
Address: Praça do Império, 1449-003, Lisboa
Contact number: +351213612400
Schedule: 11am to 8pm
Mercado da Ribeira / Time Out Market
One of the best known markets in the city of Lisbon is the Mercado da Ribeira. You will find the traditional fish, fruit and vegetable market, as well as an immense variety of restaurants with famous Portuguese chefs.
Address: Av. 24 de Julho 49, 1200-109 Lisboa
Contact number: +351213462966
Amoreiras 360 Panoramic View Lisboa
Come to the Amoreiras Shopping Center, take the opportunity to do some shopping and visit the rooftop where you have the opportunity to observe the city in 360º and enjoy an unforgettable sunset.
Address: Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco, 1070-103 Lisboa
Contact number: +351213810200
Schedule: everyday from 10am to 11pm
One of the main tourist attractions in Lisbon is the Belém area. A historic neighborhood. The perfect place to find the most emblematic and interesting monuments of the Lisbon capital and beyond. I didn't want to fail to share with you a spectacular route that you should take in this neighborhood.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
This visit is worth time and the Jerónimos Monastery should be the first due to its importance. It is the Manueline jewel of the country and it took more than 100 years to be built at the behest of Infante D. Henrique in 1451. Today, it is classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Appreciate the cloisters, chapels and the neatness of the interior gardens.
Address: Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa
Schedules: 3ª feira a Domingo - 10:00h - 17:00h
Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian
If you are interested, take advantage of the Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium right next to the Monastery. Come and discover the world of astronomy exploring the sessions that the Planetarium has to offer.
Address: Praça do Império, 1400-206 Lisboa
Schedule: 3ª a Domingo - 2.ªfeira a 6.ªfeira: das 9:00h às 17:00h
Pastéis de Belém
Pause to have a snack or taste the famous “pastel de Belém”, a confectionery that has been around for over 100 years. A delight that you have to try even if you have to stand in line to buy it. You'll see that you don't regret it.
Address: Rua de Belém 84 92, 1300-085 Lisboa
Schedule: 08:00h - 21:00h
If it's raining, don't miss our suggestions on what to do in lisbon with kids on a rainy day.
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Note: English is not my first language (Portuguese is). I apologize for any typos, grammer error or others.
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