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What to do and see in Lisbon

Lisbon, the Portugal capital at only 30 minutes distance from Cascais and from the Hotel Cidadela Cascais. After a comfortable sea view train trip between Cascais and Lisbon, you will arrive at Lisbon downtown and ready to start your tour. No matter the option you take as a tour, Cais do Sodré, is the interface with train, tram, subway, bus or just a few minutes walking from downtown main attractions.

The Hotel Cidadela Cascais presents you some of the leisure activities that you can embrace in Lisbon. Due to the wide range available it is not possible to state every single one in detail, count with our front desk team to help you on a specific tour or place that you wish to visit.

What to do and see in Lisbon

Children in Lisbon

If you travel with children Lisbon offers you activities and places to visit that will be appreciated by children and grown ups, we highlight:

Lisbon Oceanario – Located in the renovated area of Parque das Nações (previous expo 98), was considered in 2004 the second biggest oceanarium of the world. With a wide range of species (sea birds, mammals and fishes), the main attraction is indeed the central aquarium by its size and number/variety of fishes you can find, from sharks, rays to barracudas. The Lisbon Oceanario has also a kid’s activities program for children from 4 to 12 years old, among the several ones available your child can enjoy sleeping with the sharks.

Lisbon Zoo – Located in the city centre, is the perfect place to enjoy walking in a green area with animals from the 5 continents. In the Zoo you will find some dining options, but we suggest to take advantage of the fresh air and take your family to a picnic. The Hotel Cidadela Cascais can help you with your picnic basket. While you are at the Zoo do not miss the dolphins show.

Lisbon in a tram

The typical way of transportation for a large number of Lisbon locals, the tram is also a comfortable way of getting to know the main Lisbon quarters. You can choose from the red line (tourist oriented with guide) and take the Seven Hills Tour or the Discoveries Tour. Or the regular line (number 28) that takes you by Graça, Sé, Alfama, downtown, Chiado and Estrela.

Lisbon and the Discoveries

Belem the starting point for the Portuguese World Discoveries is nowadays an area with some of the most beautiful Portuguese monuments. On a walking tour you can visit Belem Tower, Discoveries Monument, Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Cultural Centre, Coach Museum.
If you travel with children take a look at the Planetarium, near Jeronimos Monastery. End your tour with a snack at Belem Pastry Shop, for the traditional Belém custard tarts.