Lisbon for children through the eyes of our family

Lisbon for children through the eyes of our family

Lisbon is an enthralling city, with all its history and beauty, its 7 hills, the Tagus River and the beaches right on our doorstep... The sun shines most of the year, even when it's cold, which is why it's perfect for stroll and explore.

Lisbon is our city, I was born here 40 years ago and 9 years ago I rediscovered it through the eyes of children and I explore with my 3 children this city that we love so much.

I will share our favorite programs and places:



- Gulbenkian

- “Jardim da Estrela”

- “Jardim do parque das Conchas”

- “Jardim do Parque Eduardo VII”

- Monsanto


Museums, exhibitions and others:

- Zoo

- Oceanarium

- Science museum

- Maat (see the different exhibitions)


Different programs:

- Go to the flea market on Saturday “Feira da Ladra”

- LX factory – has a market on Sunday

- Ride the tram to Alfama

- Tour by Tuk Tuk

- Picnic in a garden

- Skateboarding and rollerblading on the terrace of the IDB

- Go to lunch at “Aldeia da Praia” in Praia Grande - Sintra

- Ride a boat on the lake in Jardim do Campo Grande

- Visit “São Jorge” Castle


Workshops for children:

- LUCA “Luis de Camões” Theater

- It's a Book Bookshop

- Gulbenkian – workshops for families

- “Cinemateca Junior”


Favorite restaurants with kids:

  • Fauna and Flora - in Santos or Anjos for Breakfast, lunch or snack
  • Boa Bao - on the sizzle for amazing Asian food
  • Casanova - in Santa Apolónia for the best pizza in town
  • Pasta No Basta – Good Italian, in several locations
  • Café Nicolau or Amélia Café - for brunch or lunch
  • Kaffehaus – Austrian in Chiado, great for lunch
  • Restô – restaurant inserted in a circus school, with a terrace with an incredible view in the area of Castelo de São Jorge
  • Honorato Burger – best hamburgers, in several locations
  • Prego na Peixaria – for the best “prego” in town, there are in several locations
  • Ajitama Ramen Bistro – Best Ramen in town, 2 locations
  • Hot dog lovers – our favorite hot dogs, there is a kiosk on Avenida da Liberdade
  • Village Underground – restaurant in an old bus, perfect for lunch
  • Kailua – Fonte da Telha beach with such a cool vibe


  • Donuts – Crush Donuts or Scoop n dough
  • Brigadeirando – best brigadeiros in town at Lx Factory
  • Ice cream - “Santini” or “Nannarella” in various locations in the city


Our favorite neighborhoods:

  • Príncipe Real and Chiado
  • Campo de Ourique
  • Alvalade
  • Alfama and Castle
  • Bairro Alto
  • Avenidas Novas



  • Beaches of São João in Costa da Caparica
  • Guincho Beach
  • Praia Grande in Sintra
  • Ericeira beaches
  • Beaches of Comporta


Outside Lisbon for 1 day tour:

- Óbidos – medieval village within the walls of a Castle

- Cascais – right next to Lisbon, a city by the sea and so charming

- Sintra with all its nature and palaces

- Ericeira – “Surf” village with very good waves and several beaches just 40 minutes from Lisbon


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