Alternative Lisbon Tourism

Travelling around Lisbon in Portugal is exciting as there are so many wonderful sites to see and delicious cuisine bound to excite the tastebuds. But if you have already visited or possibly aren’t interested in visiting the popular Lisbon sites such as the iconic Castelo de Sao Jorge (St. George’s Castle) on the hill, the 16th century UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (Jeronimos monastery) or the ever so popular Oceanario de Lisboa (Lisbon Oceanarium), no worries. There are plenty of other great places to explore that are off the beaten path.


Fundação Amália Rodrigues

While these may be a little out of the way there are great museums to visit such as the home of the inspirational singer and actress Amalia Rodrigues. There are 6 rooms in her former home in Rua de Sao Bento that are open to the public.


The Museu da Electricidade

Electricity museum, is another interesting place for those interested in science. This museum re-opened in 2006 after undergoing renovations and is now full of unique and intriguing exhibitions.


The Hospital de Bonecas

This Doll hospital is a great place children and adults alike. Like the name suggests, people bring old dolls or stuffed animals here where workers then try and repair them. Founded in 1830, this is the oldest existing building of its kind in the world. It also has a museum and a little shop for visitors to enjoy.


Feira da Ladra

Lisbon's Flea Market used to be called the Thieves Market but all the vendors now are legally selling their goods. There is everything from artisan goods to fun little knick-knacks. They are open on Tuesdays and Saturdays located on the Camp de Santa Clara street.


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