The best attractions and activities in Lisbon take in some of the city’s most compelling landmarks and monuments, and provide plenty of fun things to do. For a dramatic introduction to the Portuguese capital, take to the skies with Lisbon Helicopters, an incredible flightseeing ride that whisks passengers high over the Lisbon coast and downtown Lisbon. Back on the ground visitors can marvel at the virtuoso horsemanship of the riders performing dressage at the Escola Portuguesa de Arte Equestra. The more active however can hook up with adrenaline-fuelled Guincho Adventours. These guys offer all sorts of activity programmes to suit all ages. Are you easily scared? For the fright of your life, take a dare and enter Labirinto Lisboa, the city’s most haunted house where all sorts of “horrors” are unleashed upon the hapless. Fortunately a more sedate experience can be enjoyed at the World Heritage Site-classified Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, one of Portugal’s most celebrated attractions. Equally impressive is the Oceanário de Lisboa, Europe’s largest aquariums and teeming with all sorts of weird and wonderful sealife. The world’s largest collection of horse-drawn coaches is housed at the new Museu Nacional dos Coches. The exhibition includes a number of fabulously rare carriages. Looking for a pic opp? Best then to head to the top of the Arco da Rua Augusta for a fine panorama across the river and the downtown district. If you prefer to see the city on two wheels, join a bicycle tour courtesy of Bike Iberia. And for something a little different, take a look inside Figaro’s Barbershop where they offer vintage style haircuts and a retro Americana interior.
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