If there ever was a city to explore by foot (and at your own pace), Lisbon is it. With colourful buildings, steep hills with sweeping views, and a bustling foodie scene – it’s a fun place to visit.
Keep on trend and navigate the city with a self-guided walking tour of Lisbon. Download the Urbs app, put your personal itinerary together from a host of options, and let the app work its magic! Bang up to date and with plenty of options to choose from, it’s the best way to listen while you see the city. No more getting lost in guide books and outdated maps – it’s the modern way to travel for a day trip, weekend away or longer.
Ideal for digital savvy travellers, here are some of the highlights to look forward to on your audio tour and sightseeing trip that we recommend. Let’s take a closer look at the Portuguese capital.
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Live it up in Lisbon
Beach life, food life, culture life – you can have it all in this great city. Portugal’s history is best to explore by foot, making an audio tour of Lisbon a great way to get around. Let’s skip to the best parts…
Catch up on Culture
There’s a rich Portuguese maritime history which is ever-present in the city. Be sure to check out the predominantly Manueline-style architecture of the Jeronimos Monastery, which has attracted some of the greatest explorers over the years – designed by influential Portuguese architect Diogo de Boitaca. After this, use your gps audio guide, and hot-foot it (or take an electric car) over to the Oceanario de Lisboa aquarium – one of the biggest in Europe, with four marine habitats, including sharks! It’s one children will definitely appreciate.Shopping is culture, right!? If you love to shop, head to the city centre, also known as Downtown Lisbon. Here you’ll find intertwining narrow streets with plenty of independent boutiques whatever route you take.
If you’re all about the food life, Lisbon has many Instagram-worthy restaurants, bars and cafés for indulging with friends. The huge site of Time Out Market is the place for fresh seafood accompanied by local delights. In terms of restaurants you’re spoilt for choice, although downtown Lisbon is the place to go. Just make sure you sample a pastel de nata, Lisbon’s famous custard tart – you don’t want to miss out! Do book in advance, as many popular spots get booked up quickly.
One of the big draws of Lisbon is its city culture mixed with water sports. Due to its coastal position, this makes for a bustling water sports scene with great conditions for surfing and bodyboarding, as well as scenic places to walk. Praia de Carcavelos beach is a popular tourist spot for surfing. However, if you’re more about enjoying breathtaking beauty with the family, head over to Praia do Guincho – 32 kilometres from the city centre – a great place for taking photos and chilling out.
Iconic Landmarks, Buildings and Architecture
From ancient alleyways to bright buildings, your self-guided walking tour of Lisbon will take you to all the best spots. You’ve seen it in films and glossy magazines, now see it at your own pace. Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo is one of the most picturesque and narrow streets in the capital, dotted with colourful pastel houses and amazing views that demand a closer look.Harking back to its Portuguese maritime history, this is a city with many viewpoints. Most famously, the impressive 16th-century Belém Tower, a former meeting point for explorers and the gateway to Lisbon. It’s also one of three UNESCO declared heritage sites which get great reviews on Tripadvisor. For something a little different whilst exploring, head to Prazeres, a beautiful cemetery with ornate graves full of detail and character.
Lisbon Hacks, the Audio Tour Way…
Urbs makes it easy to create a self-guided walking tour of Lisbon to download and enjoy during your travels. Here are just some of the advantages:
Curate Your Own Story
There are so many attractions to pick and choose from. Tailor your self-guided tour of Lisbon to your own personal preferences, whether you want to pack it all in with friends, or take a gentle stroll at your own pace.
Jump the Queue
Holidays are precious. Don’t waste your time standing in queues – go see the sights! The Urbs app allows you to book tickets in advance and have them on you at all times. It’s a highly convenient way of seeing a city in style.
Take it Offline
Don’t worry about roaming charges. You can download your audio tour of Lisbon to access offline wherever your location.
We work with locals and experts to curate a list of exciting places to visit. You’re bound to find something new and hidden gems, as well as some of the most visited sites.