The charming Portuguese capital offers safety, culture and lots of fun: discover what to do in Lisbon with children

The ups and downs of Lisbon's slopes, at first, may not seem inviting to those who travel with children. However, it is a first impression that soon fades. It only takes a few minutes for the Portuguese capital to reveal itself as a safe, fun and prepared destination to receive the little ones.

The relaxed atmosphere, the ease of the language and the options for tours also contribute to the city being a great option for a vacation in Europe for Brazilians. Not to mention the cuisine: tasty, fresh and varied. The kids love the warm and crunchy custard tarts, as well as the sweets that delight the eyes and palates in the windows of the famous pastry shops.

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But that's just the beginning: the city offers much more for family entertainment. Here's a guide on what to do with children in Lisbon: from a lodging option specially developed to receive the little ones, as well as fun tours to do in the city.

Lisbon with children: where to stay

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Martinhal Chiado. Photo: Better Travel Guide

Chiado, in the center of Lisbon, is one of the most charming neighborhoods in the capital, where everything can be done on foot. Restaurants, shops and beautiful buildings: every corner is a discovery. It is worth taking a walk to find manifestations of art and culture occupying its Portuguese cobblestones.

That's where the Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites, a luxury city hotel designed for families. If on the outside the space occupies a historic house, its interior is modern, with a contemporary and playful decor: everything there is designed so that both children and parents can have fun and enjoy good family moments.


Martinhal Chiado. Photo: Better Travel Guide

The details are surprising: even special menus designed for each stage of chewing are offered. The spacious suites are equipped with a kitchen, stove, dishwasher and various utensils to make everyone feel at home. The breakfast, plentiful and varied, is also a differential.


Martinhal Chiado. Photo: Better Travel Guide

The Baby Concierge service makes available to guests, even before they arrive, everything necessary for a comfortable stay, such as thermometer, bottle, sterilizers, strollers, among other necessities. This even facilitates the trip itself, avoiding the displacement of items that weigh in the luggage.

The hotel also maintains a Kids Club with toys and recreational-educational activities for all ages, in addition to offering a baby-sitting service, so that parents can enjoy the lively Lisbon nightlife without worries. There is also the Pijama Club, a kind of pajama party that takes place until 10 pm, with several monitored activities for children.

Lisbon with children: leisure options with the little ones

The tours to do in Lisbon with children include fun, culture and beautiful places to see. We list some of the most interesting programs to enjoy in the city with the family.

Cable car


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THE Cable car at Parque das Nações it is an experience worth visiting. Children will love the panoramic view over the city and the Tagus River in an area that was completely revitalized a few years ago and is currently one of the noblest in the city.

The journey aboard a cable car with glass-enclosed cabins takes just a few minutes – enough to be enchanted by the view. It is worth planning a lunch at the various restaurants that surround the area, such as Senhor Peixe, which specializes in fresh seafood. The location is perfect for a family day out, as it is next to the Oceanarium and other points of interest.



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Located in Parque das Nações, the Lisbon Oceanarium is one of those must-do tours to do with children in Lisbon – but adults will love it too. That's because the space has more than 15,000 animals and 450 species separated in habitats that recreate the North Atlantic, Antarctic, Temperate Pacific and Tropical Indian Ocean. Everything revolves around a central aquarium, with more than 5 million liters of salt water.

It is possible to observe several colorful fish, plants, sharks, penguins, otters and other animals. In addition, the site also offers guided tours, which must be booked in advance. There are also temporary exhibitions to check out.

knowledge pavilion


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Also in Parque das Nações, the Knowledge Pavilion is another museum worth visiting with children in Lisbon. Very complete and with several thematic exhibitions, the space gives the opportunity for the little ones to explore, in a playful and fun way, science. In addition to the exhibitions, there are also workshops and experiments. Thus, it is a unique opportunity to introduce kids to the fantastic world of knowledge.

Parks and outdoor activities

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Lisbon is surrounded by green and peaceful spaces, so it's worth planning a picnic or a walk on sunny days. THE Edward VII Park, one of the largest and most famous in the capital, in addition to several environments, it also has a viewpoint overlooking the dimensions of its gardens. Another interesting point is the Tropical Botanical Garden, in Belém, which has more than five hectares full of gardens and trees, in addition to some animals.

Bicycles and scooters


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You will see, along the banks of the Tagus River, several scooters and bicycles to share. This is a great tour to enjoy with children in Lisbon, especially at sunset, a moment that yields unforgettable moments and good photos to keep as a souvenir. to rent the scooters and bicycles it is necessary to download an application and make the payment by credit card. There are bike paths everywhere.

cable cars


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the charming ones cable cars, or electric cars, as they are called in Portugal, decorate the city with their playful colors and unusual prints – like one of the SpongeBob character, who turns and moves surprises the kids on the streets. A city tour aboard the great Lisbon symbol is a great family program, whether to explore the city's streets or simply for the experience of traveling in the unusual transport.

amphibious bus


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Finally, a bus that accesses the waters of the Tagus River can be a great option for a trip with children in Lisbon. Those amphibious transport, called HIPPOtrip, they usually depart from Santo Amaro Dock and travel through the city by land and water, an experience that lasts about 90 minutes. So, with monitors on board that cheer up the kids, this can be an interesting and fun option for the family.

+ Info
Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites
Rua das Flores 44, 1200-195 – Lisbon, Portugal
Phone: +351 218 507 788
[email protected]

* The columnist for Guia Viajar Melhor traveled to Lisbon at the invitation of LATSClub and network Martinhal

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