What to do and see in Lisbon
Children in Lisbon
If you travel with children Lisbon offers you activities and places to visit that will be appreciated by children and grown ups, we highlight:
Lisbon Oceanario – Located in the renovated area of Parque das Nações (previous expo 98), was considered in 2004 the second biggest oceanarium of the world. With a wide range of species (sea birds, mammals and fishes), the main attraction is indeed the central aquarium by its size and number/variety of fishes you can find, from sharks, rays to barracudas. The Lisbon Oceanario has also a kid’s activities program for children from 4 to 12 years old, among the several ones available your child can enjoy sleeping with the sharks.
Lisbon Zoo – Located in the city centre, is the perfect place to enjoy walking in a green area with animals from the 5 continents. In the Zoo you will find some dining options, but we suggest to take advantage of the fresh air and take your family to a picnic. The Hotel Cidadela Cascais can help you with your picnic basket. While you are at the Zoo do not miss the dolphins show.
Lisbon in a tram
The typical way of transportation for a large number of Lisbon locals, the tram is also a comfortable way of getting to know the main Lisbon quarters. You can choose from the red line (tourist oriented with guide) and take the Seven Hills Tour or the Discoveries Tour. Or the regular line (number 28) that takes you by Graça, Sé, Alfama, downtown, Chiado and Estrela.
Lisbon and the Discoveries
Belem the starting point for the Portuguese World Discoveries is nowadays an area with some of the most beautiful Portuguese monuments. On a walking tour you can visit Belem Tower, Discoveries Monument, Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Cultural Centre, Coach Museum.
If you travel with children take a look at the Planetarium, near Jeronimos Monastery. End your tour with a snack at Belem Pastry Shop, for the traditional Belém custard tarts.