Things to do in Lisbon in March
If you are in Lisbon in March and you’re wondering what to do, here’s a list of some ideas you can start with. March is a very interesting month to visit Lisbon as it marks the beginning of Spring. Are you ready to plan your trip? Here are some ideas of things to do in Lisbon in March.
Discover the National Museum of Ancient Art
If you’re in Lisbon in March, one of the best things to do is to visit the National Museum of Ancient Art. The great works you’ll find there will give you deeper insight into the Portuguese culture and history and it has a great coffee shop with a balcony overlooking the river Tagus where you can relax afterwards. Located between the city center and Belém, it is a great stop after spending the morning in Belém.
Visit A MONSTRA Festival
If you come to Lisbon in March, one of the things to do, whether you’re traveling with kids or on your own, is to visit the MONSTRA animated film festival. Running from the 20th to the 31st of March, it holds activities throughout the day (from morning to evening) all throughout Lisbon. Most of it takes place in the historical São Jorge Cinema at Avenida da Liberdade, but you’ll find fun and inspiring activities and projections all around the city.
Dress up for Carnival
Carnival is kind of a big deal in Lisbon! I always say that the Portuguese are the funniest and friendliest people one gets to meet. This happens to be true, especially during Carnival! This year it will happen on March, 5th. You will love to spend it in Lisbon, because you will laugh all day long. People get dressed as best as they can, and they rarely get unnoticed. They march all through the city to show off their costumes!
Go to the Cultural Center of Belém
Another thing to do in Lisbon in March is to visit the Cultural Center of Belém. This house hosts some of the most internationally recognized music players and is also house to the Berardo Collection: a modern art collection that will kick your socks off. As the sun starts shining at this time of the year, take a chance to enjoy a coffee at the balcony of Cultural Center of Belém overlooking the river.
Visit the Oceanarium
One of the best things to do in Lisbon in March is visiting the Oceanarium. Not only is it renowned internationally, it is now hosting an amazing exhibition by a Japanese underwater landscape artist: Underwater Forests, by Takashi Amano.
You’ll love visiting it and it is located in one of the modern areas of Lisbon: Parque das Nações. So you can visit the Oceanarium and then take a walk alongside the river Tagus and have lunch at one of the great restaurants by the river.
Learn more about the history of Portugal at Tower of Belém
If you are in Lisbon in the month of March the last suggestion as to what to do I’m leaving you with is to visit the Tower of Belém. Built around the 1500’s, it had a defense purpose as it stood in the middle of river Tagus and protected the harbor of Belém, where all the ships were sailing out to the rest of the world and in from distant territories filled with spices and adventurous stories. Join us in our Belém tour to discover more about the adventures of the sailors and visit the Tower of Belém.
You now know some of the best things to do in Lisbon in March! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article and that it has been useful to you! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information about anything! See you in Lisbon in March for the beginning of Spring!