Discover Lisbon with your kids!
Lisbon with children is one thing above all: fun! The city is quite hilly. This has the advantage that you can enjoy a great view over the city from many so-called Miradouros (viewpoints). In the various parts of the city it is worthwhile to stroll through the small alleys and also sometimes one of the famous endless stairs up the hill to run. Practical is the streetcar that runs throughout the city. The old wagons are a landmark of the city and a nice help if you discover Lisbon with children. The ride in the small wagons is fast and a pleasant wind comes through the windows. In a few minutes you can move from A to B in the center of the city.
How to enjoy the city trip to Lisbon with kids!
We wake up on our favorite day in Lisbon with the family, of course, in the beautiful apartment at Baixa House. It embodies a very special apartment hotel in Lisbon and the location of the apartments couldn’t be better. It’s in the heart of downtown and many of the Portuguese capital’s sights are within walking distance, as are hip restaurants and individual stores.
Today, we’re drawn outside for breakfast. Lisbon is known for its cozy cafes where you can have an extensive brunch. Our destination also belongs to this variety and in addition the kids find it super cool. In the Café Comoba there is namely a small terrace in the back of the café with a lot of space. The breakfast is delightful. Delicious smoothies, banana bread, cinnamon buns or even muesli make a perfect start to the day. After the relaxed breakfast we go directly to the city tour. The tram route starts literally across the street from the Café Combao and with a two-hour ticket we make our way to the Castelo de São Jorge, the 11th century fortress complex.
A once-over onto the historic streetcar line 28E and we wind our way through the popular Alfama neighborhood to the Miradouro de Santa Luzia. This part of town is bustling and full of old art stores and cafes.
Sightseeing in Lisbon also works with children!
After admiring the city and the Tagus River from above, we walk the last meters through narrow streets to the fortress. The visit of the fortress complex is worthwhile! The view of the city even makes up for the entrance fee of 10 euros per adult (children pay nothing) . The children find it class on the castle battlements along to walk and to observe the numerous pheasants in the garden.
After spending some time at the castle, we head straight for lunch at Pateo – Bairro do Avillez. The restaurant was started by a Portuguese gourmet chef and interprets classic dishes in a whole new way. Big and small fish lovers are in good hands there! If the kids are not so enthusiastic about it, there is also pizza.
With full bellies, we make our way to Belem. We take the streetcar the distance to the Torre de Belém. The medieval tower was built as a strategic defense point and is one of Lisbon’s landmarks. Today it is surrounded by a beautiful green area. From there, we walk back about 10 minutes to buy the famous Pasteis de Nata in front of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos monastery. The original recipe was first sold here 200 years ago and has been baked in the “Pasteis de Belem” bakery ever since. We eat this palate feast still directly warm in the opposite park with playground. There we allow ourselves a breather and enjoy the shade of the trees.
If you miss the shopping tour through the city, you should definitely stop by the shop Ceramicas Na Linha. A paradise for tableware lovers. There are handmade ceramics such as plates, cups, vases and much more. If you don’t have room in your suitcase, there’s also a delivery option.
We slowly make our way back and still get stuck at the Time-Out Market. Better said on the small parks in front of it. There is namely our favorite Quiosque (kiosk). There are all kinds of drinks to celebrate the slow end of a wonderful day. On top there’s a fenced playground right next to it. This makes everyone feel right at home!
An amazing atmosphere to soak in before heading to dinner at Pharmacia. There we end the evening with exceptional tapas, water views and the sunset.