After talking about Porto, the time has come to present options for outdoor strolls in Lisbon. With high temperatures and plenty of sunshine, the best choice at this time is to stroll around the city and enjoy the good weather out in the streets and the parks. There are many alternatives for all preferences.
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Besides being a safe way to explore, since it avoids being in closed environments with several people, outdoor strolls can show you other perspectives of Lisbon, show you new surroundings and help you enjoy the summer while adapting to the “new normal”. Want to take a walk with us? Get to know 5 options of tours.
Cais das Colunas
Located in Terreiro do Paço, in the historical center of the city, Cais das Colunas allowed the access to the cacilheiros or other vessels that made the trajectory between Terreiro do Paço and the South Bank of the Tagus River. This has always been the noble entrance of Lisbon that where heads of state and other prominent have disembarked. It is worth the visit!
An emblematic part of 16th century Portuguese architecture, the Monastery of Jerónimos is located in one of the most important areas of Lisbon. Close to the Monastery it is possible to walk through the streets of Belém, appreciate the Discoveries area and fall in love with the rich architecture of the region. It is possible to visit the interior of the Monastery but, as the suggestion is for outdoor walks, we urge you to visit the gardens, the various monuments and contemplate the beauty of the Tagus River which is only a few meters away.
Botanical Garden of Lisbon/Principe Real
The Lisbon Botanical Garden, which belongs to the National Museum of Natural History and Science (MUHNAC), combines a huge diversity of species (between 1,300 and 1,500). Open since 1878, it houses species from New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan and South America. Located in Príncipe Real, besides enjoying the ride in the Botanical Garden, we advise to know the area that is a very beautiful and exquisite part of the city.
Panoramic Viewpoint of Monsanto
After being a luxury restaurant, bingo, disco, office building and warehouse, the building is now used as an excellent viewpoint with 360º views of the entire city. With a privileged location, in Alto da Serafina, the belvedere has the best view and is an excellent option for an outdoor strolls in Lisbon.
A reference in Portuguese landscape architecture, Jardim Gulbenkian was built in the 1960s and is one of the most emblematic gardens of the modern movement in Portugal. During the visit, we recommend an appreciation of the “micro-landscapes” that have been created and the spaces that justify the visit. For more information, access the website.
In addition to these options, we suggest you enjoy the greater Lisbon with a sea tour of Algés, visit the Sintra Castle, and the beautiful landscapes of Cascais and Estoril. Outdoor options are not in short supply.