Top Travel Tips from the Ryanair Team: Lisbon

Olá! My name is Susana and I’m the Sales & Marketing Manager for Portugal at Ryanair. Below are some of my favourite hotspots in Lisbon, that in my opinion, you just can’t miss.

Susana, Sales & Marketing Portugal

Places to go:

Chiado and Baixa 


Ensure you have enough time to stroll around these neighbourhoods. You’ll no doubt appreciate the beautiful historic buildings, luxury shops, theatres and museums, as well as fantastic restaurants serving the very best of Portuguese food.

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Lisbon is known for its hills and viewpoints. There are enough of them that it’s easy to enjoy superb views of the city, all from different angles.


Out of the dozens of options however, my favourite is the Miradouro das Portas do Sol in Alfama.

I think the best time to visit is at the end of the day.


There’s nothing better than watching the sunset over Rio Tejo while sipping on a glass of wine.

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Castelo de São Jorge


This castle is one of the main attractions of the city and I can certainly see why. It’s a superb vantage point where you’ll catch what many would consider the best views of Lisbon.

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Hidden Gems (my choice is food-related, and for good reason!)

If you want to escape from busy tourist areas and experience Lisbon like a local, this is it! The Restaurante Petisco de Alvalade (in São João de Britois one of the best places to eat snails, which in Portugal, we absolutely love to eat! This restaurant isn’t fancy but it’s certainly delicious. For this reason, I recommend booking your table in advance.

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Where to Eat

Not only do we have the best soccer player in the world (hon Ronaldo 😊) we also have one of the best gastronomies, so it’s never too difficult to find an amazing restaurant in Lisbon.


If I had to name just one though, it would be Belcanto by José Avillez.The well-renowned Portuguese chef has several restaurants dotted around Lisbon — all are outstanding — but Belcanto holds two Michelin stars (the first restaurant in Lisbon to do so) while the menu here consists of sophisticated, contemporary Portuguese food that’s superbly fresh and sure to be a feast for the senses.

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What to Eat

Don’t miss the opportunity to taste original Portuguese pastries, dating back to Jerónimos Monastery, at Pastéis de Belém. Avoid the long queues and be sure to arrive early in the morning.

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Where to Drink

Pink Street


Among a symphony of bars and cafés, there are plenty of drinks options to help quench your thirst.

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Sky Bar by SEEN


Have some fancy cocktails overlooking Lisbon at this lively yet sophisticated rooftop bar. It’s the perfect way to chill out under the stars too.

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So, there you have it. I hope these little tips serve you well and that Lisbon brings you as much joy as it brought me!  

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