Northern Lisbon is a district covering a large portion of Portugal's capital city. Most of the sights, restaurants, and hotels are in and around the areas known as Avenidas Novas, Sete Rios, and Campolide.
All four lines of the Lisbon Metro serve the northern district. Several rail stations and local bus routes are also available.
- 1 Estação Ferroviária de Sete Rios (Sete Rios Rail Station), Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro. Sete Rios serves several Comboios de Portugal (CP) lines—intercity, regional, and suburban (Sintra and Azambuja lines)—as well as Fertagus.
- 2 Terminal Rodoviário de Sete Rios (Sete Rios Bus Station), Praça General Humberto Delgado, Rua das Laranjeiras. Lisbon's main bus terminal, serving Rede Expressos and several other operators, with service from throughout the country and beyond.
- 1 Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Avenida de Berna 45A (take the metro to São Sebastião or Praça de Espanha Stations), ☏ . W–M 10:00–18:00, closed Tu. One of the best museums in Lisbon. Created from the personal collection of the art and artifact collector Calouste Gulbenkian. The collection include Egyptian artefacts; Islamic and oriental art; paintings by masters such as Rembrandt, Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Cassat; and a large collection of objects made by the Art Nouveau jeweler René Lalique. Gulbenkian was an Armenian born in the Ottoman Empire who, through his investments in Iraqi oil, became one of the wealthiest men of his time. During a journey he fell ill and had to seek medical attention in Lisbon. He fell in love with the city and decided live out his final days there. After his death his immense collections were organized into this museum. The Gulbenkian Gardens which surround the museums and foundation building are worth a visit in and of themselves, as a little oasis in the middle of downtown Lisbon. They're free and open sunrise to sunset. €10, ages 13–30 & 65+ €5, ages 0–12 free.
- 2 Centro de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Centre), Rua Dr. Nicolau de Bettencourt, ☏ . Temporarily closed for renovations. A museum dedicated to art since the 1950s, focusing on Portuguese artists and including other nationalities, notably British and Armenian. Part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
- 3 Jardim Zoológico, Estrada de Benfica 158-160 (Metro:Take the Blue Line to the Jardim Zoológico. Buses: A variety of buses stop here including 16, 31, 54, 58, 701 and 755), ☏ . 21 Mar-30 Sep: 10:00-20:00; 1 Oct-20 Mar: 10:00-18:00. A zoo that is fairly pricey, but has a variety of exotic animals featuring sea-lions and dolphins. €15.
- 4 Parque Eduardo VII (). Formal park with expansive views down toward the city and water from Miradouro Parque Eduardo VII. Home to the wonderful Estufa Fria greenhouse gardens.
- 5 Praça Marquês de Pombal (). Essentially a large roundabout with a sizeable statue of a former Portuguese prime minister in the middle.
- 1 Gulbenkian Music, Avenida de Berna, 45A, ☏ . The Gulbenkian Foundation has its own symphony orchestra and ballet group. There are also two stages operated by the foundation. One major auditorium inside the main building, and an outdoors stage in the nearby Gulbenkian Gardens.
- 2 Monsanto Forest Park (Parque Florestal de Monsanto). A municipal protected forest, the largest green patch in the city, covering almost 10 km². It offers a well-diversified, tree-covered area. 50 ha is set aside as the Ecological Park, which runs an interpretation centre, with space for permanent and occasional exhibitions, and a Centre of Multimedia Resources.
- 1 Centro Colombo, Avenida Lusíada & Avenida Colégio Militar (, 750, 799, 767, 55B, 70B), ☏ , [email protected]. 08:00–22:30 daily. One of the largest malls in Europe, this shopping and leisure complex also houses dozens of restaurants, a bowling alley, health club and a multiplex cinema.
- 2 El Corte Inglés, Avenida António Augusto Aguiar 31 (). M–F 10:00–21:00, Sa Su & holidays 10:00–15:30. The Spanish department store chain invaded Lisbon, armed with cinema and supermarket. It can be a bit pricey but with good quality items.
- 1 O Cubo, Rua Dom Francisco Manuel de Melo 16B, ☏ , [email protected]. M–Sa 07:15–22:00, closed Su. A place for a family meal or a business lunch. €5-20.
- 2 Eleven, Rua Marquês de Fronteira, ☏ , [email protected]. Daily 12:30–14:30 & 19:30–22:30. Michelin-starred restaurant in Jardim Amália Rodrigues with views of Parque Eduardo VII. €35-185.
- 3 Fábrica Imperial, Rua Marquês da Fronteira 113A, ☏ , [email protected]. M–Th 11:00–16:00, F 11:00–16:00 & 20:00–00:00, Sa 20:00–00:00, closed Su. They say they serve grandma's cooking with the love of a grandchild. €7-20.
- 4 Il Gattopardo, Avenida Eng. Duarte Pacheco 24, 3F (Dom Pedro Lisboa Hotel), ☏ , [email protected]. Daily 07:30–10:00 (Sa Su until 10:30), 12:30–15:00, 19:30–22:00. An elegant restaurant serving fashionable gourmet Italian. €52-78.
- 1 America Diamonds Hotel, Rua Tomás Ribeiro 47 (), ☏ , [email protected]. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Three-star, 66-room hotel, totally reconstructed in 2006 in a historical building, keeping only its original façade, contrasting with its modern interior. Amenities include bar, restaurant, room service, free breakfast, and free Wi-Fi. From €62.
- 2 Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 88 (), ☏ . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Five-star, 282-room hotel with spa, gym, swimming pool, restaurant, and bar. The decor is a mix of Art Deco and Louis XVI, with a collection of mid-20th-century Portuguese art. €465-777.
- 3 HI Lisboa – Pousada de Juventude (Youth Hostel), Rua Andrade Corvo 46 (), ☏ , [email protected]. Check-in: 18:00, check-out: 12:00. 32-room youth hostel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. €16-54.
- 4 Intercontinental Lisbon Hotel, Rua Castilho 149 (), ☏ , [email protected]. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Five-star, 331-room hotel overlooking Parque Eduardo VII. Amenities include fitness centre, bar, business centre, conference facilities, and free Wi-Fi. €133-257.
- 5 Lisbon Marriott Hotel, Avenida dos Combatentes 45 (), ☏ . Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 12:00. Four-star, 577-room hotel with swimming pool, gym, bar, conference facilities, and free Wi-Fi. €110-169.
- 6 Novotel Lisboa, Avenida José Malhoa 1A (), ☏ , [email protected]. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Four-star, 249-room hotel with swimming pool, gym, bar, and free Wi-Fi. €71-122.
- 7 Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa, Rua Latino Coelho 1 (), ☏ . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Five-star, 369-room hotel with swimming pool, spa, gym, business centre, and free Wi-Fi. Its rooftop Panorama Restaurant and Bar offers superb views over Lisbon. €150-251.