If you are thinking of visiting Lisbon with your children, there are must-see places. Get to know 10 places to visit with your children in Lisbon.
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and, besides being an incredible travel destination, where there is no shortage of the best options for those who appreciate the urban environment, tradition, heritage, art and nature, it is also a place where you will be welcomed with a warm hospitality.
After getting inebriated with the characteristics of the city and with the hotels in Lisbon, you will also find that this is a city very dedicated to the youngsters and has places, which are a must-visit for those traveling with children.
A very rich city regarding options. This city is able to recreate, for your children, true universes of magic and even make-believe, which will help turn any trip to this capital into a true adventure for the little ones.
Today, we will present to you 10 unmissable places in Lisbon to take your child to.
1. Oceanário (The Oceanarium)
Situated in Parque das Nações, the Oceanarium allows children to enter a very immersive aquarium, to understand many marine species and to experience an underwater universe, in a simultaneously fun and educational way.
Fun, this is the word that best describes Bounce, a space situated in Carnaxide and where your child will be able to jump on trampolines until he or she has spent all his or her energy.
This space has trampolines adjusted to all ages and invites parents to join in this game, as well.
3. Jardim Zoológico (The Zoo)
Situated in Sete Rios, the Zoo is another space, which invites the little ones to get to know the animal world, within the cosmopolitan environment of Lisbon.
Going into the jungle to meet the little ones’ favourite animals will surely be a highlight on your children’s vacation.
Situated in Loures, KidZania is a place that your kids will love. This space is a fantasy city, which invites children to “play the adult world”.
In there, they can play around, pretending to perform the jobs and professions they admire the most.
5. Museu do Oriente (The Orient Museum)
At Alcântara Docks, the Museu do Oriente is another place to visit with your children during your stay in the city of Lisbon.
This museum possesses several art collections, including Portuguese and Oriental art and provides numerous activities for the whole family.
6. Academia Time Out (Time Out Academy)
If your child likes cooking (or eating), you must take him or her to the Time Out Academy, a space situated in the market, which provides activities for the youngsters.
In there, your child can become a true Chef for a few hours, preparing ice-creams, cooking muffins, hamburgers and cookies.
7. Pavilhão do Conhecimento (The Pavilion of Knowledge)
In Parque das Nações, very close to the Oceanarium, you can visit, together with your children, the Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva Centre.
This space, dedicated to the diffusion of science and technology, provides numerous activities for children and families and allows for an interactive experience, which your child will love.
8. Cinemateca Júnior (Junior Film Library)
Situated in Santa Maria Maior, you will find a world dedicated to children’s cinema. This is the ideal place to take your children to see a children’s classic film, to visit the Cinema Museum and learn more about the history of the seventh art.
9. Planetário da Calouste Gulbenkian (Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium)
If your child appreciates the space world, this is something you can visit in the Belém area. Calouste Gulbenkian will invite the little ones to observe the sky, even during daytime, in its planetarium.
This planetarium invites the youngsters to become true astronomers, observing the moons, the galaxies, the stars and the planets, which populate the space.
10. Castelo de São Jorge (St, George’s Castel)
On your visit to the capital of Portugal, the medieval world of the castles is also a good choice for the children. Visit São Jorge Castle with your children and enjoy seeing (and showing them) some of the most beautiful landscapes in the city.