If you’re visiting Lisbon and you want to skip the touristic places and really go where the locals are, take one (or all) of our top 5 recommendations by Lisbon locals on what to do around Lisbon.

Top 5 Recommendations by Lisbon Locals

Lx Factory



The fist on our top 5 recommendations by Lisbon locals is Lx Factory. This old factory has turned its warehouses into a dynamic alternative center of the city and you can find everything, form handcrafts, to gooey chocolate cake at Landeau, passing through great fresh sushi at Sushi Factory and ending with the greatest bookstore Ler Devagar. This alternative place is one of the hot spots in Lisbon that most tourists miss.

Pessoa e Companhia


In the heart of the city you’ll find our second top 5 recommendations by Lisbon locals: Pessoa e Companhia. This cultural association hosts several musical events, provides language classes and is a bookstore. A great hidden gem in the heart of the city, this is one place you’ll enjoy discovering.

Cinema Idea


Another of our top 5 recommendations by Lisbon locals is to catch a movie at Cinema Ideal. This is the only movie theatre in the heart of the city and it’s great for a break to take a look at some independent movies.

Float In


Another recommendation by Lisbon locals to make our top 5 list is Float In. With two locations in the city center, Float In is a great place to relax and leave stress behind. It offers massages and floating therapy amongst others. If you’re looking for some down time, this is the place to be!

Pasteís de Belém

Pastéis de Belém

Our last top 5 recommendations by Lisbon locals is to visit Pastéis de Belém. Ok, so this is a famous place and yes, it will be full of tourists, but for a good reason: the custard tarts (pastéis de Belém) are amazing! I personally wanted to leave you with this one because, no matter how touristic it gets, this is still the place I always went to as soon as I landed in Lisbon. As a local, I’m telling you it’s worth it!

Join us for our Belém tour here, and have a fabulous time in Lisbon!

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