After several hours strolling downtown, seeing Baixa and its surrounding hills with the castle and the typical quarters of Mouraria, Alfama and São Vicente in one side, and Chiado, Carmo and Bairro Alto in the other, the second day (or the remaining of the single one) leads the tourists to Belém.
Two gems linked to the discoveries (Jerónimos and the Tower of Belém, are surrounded by many museums and other interesting points, needing a couple of days to a deep visit, or viewed just passing by if you don’t have that time.
The riverfront to Cais do Sodré may be seen from the windows of tram 15, but it may also justify a longer visit.
“Docas”, in Alcântara is one of the top areas for nightlife, challenging Bairro Alto and Parque das Nações as capital of youth and nightlife.
To discover the real actual Lisbon you need to enter the city, browsing several areas more distant from the river, with distinctive characteristics but plenty of interesting details, that, for technical reasons I decided to describe in several other sub-pages, so, for the other areas not included here you just have to follow one of the links below.
Highlights in Belém:
Jerónimos monastery and the tower are must see, and walking between them you may see several other interesting details.
With time you may enlarge your views with a few important museums and more.