Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): City Breaks with Kids: Lisbon

City Breaks with Kids: Lisbon
Lisbon, with its colourful houses, red-tiled roofs and near constant blue skies, is the loveliest of cities. It makes the perfect destination for a long weekend but I’d recommend staying even longer. You’ll want to linger for a while in its cobbled streets, to eat more cakes and seafood in the delicious restaurants and fully explore the wonderful food markets and historic neighbourhoods.

There’s so much to see and do for all the family, from riding on the trams to exploring the castle and visiting the aquarium. Here’s my guide to the best activities in the city for families.

Make getting around part of the fun

There are seven hills in Lisbon so expect steep streets and lots of steps. Public transport is relatively cheap, easy to work out – and lots of fun. The trams and elevators are a great way of travelling around the city and avoiding those steep hills. The number 28 tram goes through historic neighbourhoods so makes for a lovely tour of Lisbon on your first day. Your kids will love the excitement of the Santa Justa Lift and the Gloria Funicular. You can even get ferries across the Tagus River for great views over the city.

Get a green Viva Viagem card for each person travelling from newsagents or metro and train stations for €0.50. We found the easiest system was ‘Zapping’ where you top up your card with money.

Walk along the ramparts of the Castelo de Sao Jorge

Climbing the ramparts of the Moorish castle entertained our two boys for ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: City Breaks with Kids: Lisbon
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Santa Justa Lift   Gloria Funicular   Castelo de Sao Jorge   Antiga Confeitaria de Belém   Mosteiro dos Jerónimos   Oceanário de Lisboa   Museu da Marioneta   Adega do Ribatejo   National Palace of Pena   Quinta da Regaleira   Jardim da Estrela   Campo de Ourique   Parque Eduardo VII   Botanical Gardens   Torre de Belém  
Author: Clare Thomson
Read it on author's website: https://suitcasesandsandcastles.com/2016/03/01/city-breaks-with-kids-lisbon/

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