5 years ago - Pauline P.
Because during a weekend with children, one must plan accordingly for all, we have listed here for you the best ideas for family outings in Lisbon. Aquariums, museums, walks ... these places will delight the younglings and their parents, and leave in all a precious memory of their family getaway.
Planning a museum visit rarely enchants children. But this was before promising them a theme tailored to their interests and their passions! History, adventures or nature discoveries, Lisbon abounds of kid-friendly museums:
In the heart of the sumptuous Jeronimos Monastery, the Marine Museum traces the epic maritime of Portugal, which was one of the great nations to travel the oceans to discover new lands. Life-size caravels, navigation tools, budding adventurers will love to immerse themselves in the journeys of great explorers...
The National Museum of the Coaches of Lisbon brings together one of the most important collections in the world, which will make all the small princes and pretty princesses dreams come true. A real journey through time, to discover the splendours of royalty.
Located in the pretty district of Madragoa in Lisbon, the Pupets Museum is housed in a beautiful restored monastery. The museum presents puppets, dolls and masks from around the world. The scenography is superb, that even small and big can play about certain characters, which will be amusing for all.
The largest public aquarium in Europe, the Oceanarium was built during the 1998 Universal Exposition to raise public awareness of the protection of the oceans. The central basin, a giant aquarium with 5,000,000 liters of salt water, is home to rays, sharks, moon fish, starfish... 4 other ecosystems (Indian, Atlantic, Antarctic, Pacific Oceans) are represented and will delight the eyes of all small and big. A must!
Because in Lisbon, it is often beautiful and warm, enjoy the many parks and gardens for a walk with your family.
Its name alone is an invitation to travel: the garden of Overseas, the tropical botanical garden of Lisbon, will enchant you with its paths of palm trees, its Japanese garden and tropical essences coming from the end of the world... Located in the district of Belem, enjoy your walk to then visit the Fabrica dos Pasteis in Belem, to taste the delicious Pasteis de Nata, a mythical Lisbon pastry.
Discreet but charming, the Garden of Estrela, located next to the Basilica of the same name, offers a pleasant walk between small lakes, ponds, fountains with different varieties of trees, that come all the way from Africa, India or Brazil. The Playgrounds and the many ducks and geese will delight the younger.
When the heat sets in, the lisboetes retreat to cool places: shopping centers, Sintra and... Monsanto. The later is the ideal place to enjoy nature, with its picnic areas, hiking, mountain biking trails, and recreational parks. The Alvito Park is located in the southern area of the Monsanto Forest, in the direction of Alcantara. Recently renovated, it offers very secure equippements and of quality, for toddlers and children up to 14 years. There are also terraces, an area for barbecues, an area reserved for soccer/football... The paradise of families in sum!
With all these addresses, no more excuses to not to take your children for a weekend to Lisbon! With their large volumes and their ideal locations, our Lisbon apartments are family destinations by excellence.