Relaxing body and mind is so important that it shouldn't be limited to weekends, so we suggest places to rest and relax after work in Lisbon. With your energies renewed, you'll see that the rest of the week goes on much better!
From having a snack in places with privileged views over the hills of Portugal's capital city, drinking and dancingwith friends, a romantic sunset, walking in mythical or green areas of the city to renew your soul, we have suggestions for all tastes. Close the computer, forget about meetings and running around at work for a few hours, choose the option that suits you best and leave the couch for rainy days. If it's on a Monday, we bet you'll get rid of the typical “bad mood” of the beginning of the week!
See the sunset at Graça Viewpoint
At the top of the Santo André hill, close to the Castelo hill, the Graça Viewpoint, now known as the Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen Viewpoint, is one of the most privileged spots to watch the sunset with unbeatable views over Lisbon. Enjoy its pleasant terrace while admiring the São Jorge Castle and the Tagus River.
Walk in Parque Eduardo VII
Parque Eduardo VII is one of the green spaces that immediately comes to mind when we think of places to rest in Lisbon. Located at the top of Avenida da Liberdade, this magnificent 26-hectare park invites you to take a walk, passing by a viewpoint, a lake, the Estufa Fria (Cold Green House) and the Pavilhão Carlos Lopes.
Snacking at Village Underground Lisbon
Village Underground Lisboa is an original and multifaceted space, focused on culture and creativity. Its original restaurant, installed in a double-decker bus, regularly offers a varied program, with some concerts starting at 7pm, making it a great after-work option. In the outdoor area, don't miss the two suspended tables and the swing, with views of the 25 de Abril Bridge!
Relax at the Terraço de Santa Luzia Bar
With a magnificent view over the Tagus River and the typical neighborhood of Alfama, Bar Terraço de Santa Luzia is one of the most popular places in Lisbon at the end of the day, where groups of friends get together for a chat. It has a small menu with lunch options and quick snacks, such as toast, wraps and boards, with cocktails and sangrias to go with it.
Artistic Sunset at the Braço de Prata Factory
For a more original after-work program, we suggest the different events at Fábrica Braço de Prata. This former war material factory houses a bar, restaurant, concert hall, cinema room, art galleries, bookstores, shops and area for events. Among its varied events, we highlight the poetic sunsets, theater classes, crochet classes and drumming workshops.
Have a drink at the São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint
Having a drink with friends is always a good option, as this is one of the activities that most relaxes us after a stressful day, which is why we also suggest the São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint. Located in the garden with the same name, the views range from the walls of the São Jorge Castle, Mouraria, Alfama, to the Penha de França Church. Note the tiled map there, which helps to understand the view, while the telescope allows a closer look.
Stroll in Chiado
A walk in Chiado, in the heart of downtown Lisbon, after work may seem too simple, but have you ever lingered along its narrow streets, admiring all its nooks and crannies with a fresh eye? Among the traditional Portuguese shops and department stores, admire the traditional shops and cafés, museums and theaters and let yourself be carried away on a tour full of history and tradition.
Running in Jardim da Estrela
Because running is also, for many people, the best way to relax the body and mind, we suggest the pleasant Jardim da Estrela, one of the best places for a run, as it has a defined path for this purpose. Built on the initiative of the Marquis of Tomar, it is a garden of romantic design and has a bandstand, terrace, library, greenhouse, artificial caves, lakes and picnic area.