Ten unusual things to do in Lisbon for under 100 euros

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Here are ten quirky and cool things you can do in Lisbon for less than 100 euros, total!

  • Enjoy Lisbon’s Urban Art Galleries

Lisbon is a mecca for street art. Head to the Saldanha neighbourhood to see buildings dominated by super-size street art, and keep your eyes open while exploring the city for more art by some of the world’s most famous street artists including BLU and SAM3.

Price: Free!

  • Pick up a steal at the Thieves Market

Locals love the so-called “Thieves Market” aka Feira da Ladra held every Tuesday and Saturday near tram stop Campo da Sta. Clara. Vintage-loving visitors will love it too, with lots of bargains worth going over your excess luggage allowance for.

Price: 10 – 20 euros should buy an outfit for a night out

  • Drink a Ginjinha or two…

While a well-respected wine nation – Vinho Verde anyone? – Portugal is often best known for its port. But, there are other famous drinks being sipped by Portuguese in Lisbon including Ginjinha, a vibrant cherry liqueur. Head to the nocturnal suburb of Bairo Alto after 10pm to see the bars open and choose your spot for a glass (or two, or three…) of Ginjinha.

Price: 8 euros. Anymore and you’ll be in trouble…

  • Eat a world famous Pastéis de Belém

If you find yourself staying near Belém, this is a result as you can save yourself the 2.85 euros tram fare and simply walk to Pasteis de Belém to try one of their world famous custard tarts. Created using a very secret recipe, thousands are produced and devoured every day and you can all but guarantee there will be as many locals as there are tourists in the queue.

Price: 10 euros if you take Lisbon’s famous tram to get there, with enough change for two pastéis as one is never enough

  • Watch the sun set

Watching the sun go down is an unofficial ritual in Lisbon with so many viewpoints to choose from. Our favourite is Miradouro da Graça, a popular spot with the locals when the sun starts to hit the horizon, which often means fewer people and more romantic spots to pick.

Price: Free

  • Get a sugar high from homemade cupcakes

It may feel like you’re cheating on the Pasteis de Belém as you walk through the doors of Tease Bakery on Rua do Norte, but once your teeth sink into the frosting of these homemade cupcakes you’ll consider yourself a happy and almost guilt-free rogue.

Price: Around 3 euros for a cupcake. Comes with free tea!

  • Explore the historic and atmospheric Alfama

Take a journey back in time by climbing up to explore one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods, Alfama, which is now a pedestrian-only maze of narrow and steep alleyways where families spill out from their living rooms on to the streets to discuss the day’s highs and lows. Listen out for the romantic sounds of Fado – the nation’s beloved traditional music coming from within some of Lisbon’s best restaurants and taverns.

Price: Free

  • Hop on a train to the coast and get on your (borrowed) bike

As Lisbon heats up in the summer months, follow the all-knowing locals as they hop on trains to cool down by the coast. For a full adventure, once at the station of coastal town Cascais you will find free bike hire, so use them to explore the miles of brilliantly flat bike trails along the coastline.

Price: 5 – 10 euros for your train ticket

  • Take part in a We Hate Tourism Tour

A tour company that calls itself We Hate Tourism has to either have a very good sense of humour or be very good at what it does. Thankfully We Hate Tourism can promise both on their tours of Lisbon, Sintra and the surrounding area.

Price: From 25 euros

  • Pop into the quirkiest shop in town

Blink and you’ll miss Lisbon’s strangest shop, found on the busy Praça da Figueira. The Hospital for Dolls has been looking after broken dolls and toys since 1830 and is the best place for any broken doll to receive an eye, leg or arm replacement. It’s also a wonderful place to pop in to visit some of the inpatients and find out more about the Hospital de Bonecas.

Price: Free or if you have a doll who needs some TLC the cost of repairs start at 4 euros

Total Cost 

81 euros or more, depending on how many cupcakes you had or how many vintage dresses you scored at Feira da Ladra. Now go burn your leftover euros on another Ginginha or perhaps another Pasteis de Belém!

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