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Things to do in Lisbon on Mondays

Lisbon is a vibrant city with lots to do and a great city to visit any day of the week. Although some monuments and museums are closed on Mondays, don’t assume there’s nothing to do in Lisbon on Mondays.
Here are some of the best things to do in Lisbon on a Monday.

Have breakfast at Confeitaria Nacional on a Monday morning

Founded in 1829, Confeitaria Nacional is one of the oldest pastry shops in Lisbon. The interior decoration still honours the tradition of the house and the family. Confeitaria Nacional has a fantastic selection of pastries, coffees and teas, and it’s a great way to start the day. 

Hop on board Tram 12 

Right next to the Confeitaria Nacional, you can take Tram 12, which takes you to the Castle.

Visit the Castle on a Monday in Lisbon

The Castle of Saint George (São Jorge) is open seven days a week, and a visit to the Castle provides an excellent historical introduction to the city. 

Stop at a viewpoint

Admire the view from Miradouro Portas do Sol.

Visit Alfama on Mondays

To the viewpoint’s right, take the stairs that lead to Alfama. Enjoy this time to get lost in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Lisbon.

Have lunch

Enjoy a Portuguese lunch at Lisboa Tu & Eu, and try local dishes like pataniscas or clams.

Walk to Santa Apolónia

After lunch, walk to Santa Apolónia’s train station and take the metro to São Sebastião (blue line)

Visit Calouste Gulbenkian Museum on Mondays

Mr. Gulbenkian’s motto was “only the best”, so in this museum, you will find a unique private collection of Egyptian to 20th-century art. After visiting the interior, relax in the park.


Although a lot of things close on Mondays in Lisbon, there is still plenty to do. Save this post to read during your stay in Lisbon, and follow these recommendations for things to do on a Monday in Lisbon.


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