Although this summer has been a little cooler and less sunny than usual, remember that you may find summer weather in Lisbon until early October. In between sightseeing, youâ€™ll want to take a few breaks to cool off, and these are five things you could do in different parts of town:
SIP A COCKTAIL AT RIBEIRA DAS NAUS
A bike serving cocktails has been recently added to the attractions of Ribeira das Naus, Lisbonâ€™s unofficial â€œurban beach.â€ You may sip a mojito, a mint lemonade or gin as you sunbathe on the lawn or on the waterâ€™s edge.
HAVE A BEER IN GRAÃ‡A
As you may know, there are several hilltop terraces in Lisbon with beautiful views. One of them is in the GraÃ§a district (reached by tram 28), and thereâ€™s a kiosk cafÃ© on the site. Enjoy a cool beer as you look out to the castle and the city below you.
HEAD INSIDE THE RIBEIRA MARKET
Itâ€™s currently Lisbonâ€™s trendiest dining destination. The new food court of the Ribeira Market serves all kinds of food and drinks throughout the day. So whether you wish to escape the heat at lunch time, or want a refreshing drink or meal in the evening, this is the place to go.
ENJOY AN ICE CREAM AT SANTINI
As you shop around the elegant streets of Chiado, you may want to enjoy what many locals say is their cityâ€™s best ice cream. You be the judge, as you choose among a list of different flavors. You’ll find them at number 9 of Rua do Carmo.
GO ON A CRUISE
See Lisbonâ€™s monuments go by on a cruise. Take a few photos and relax as you go from historic to modern Lisbon, but remember that itâ€™s always a little cool on the boat, even on the hottest days. Check out all the information about the cityâ€™s sightseeing cruises here: LISBON CRUISES