4 Rua do Pau de Bandeira, Lapa
Located on a hilltop in the Lapa District of Lisbon, this historic 19th-century palace-turned-hotel offers stunning views of the Tagus River just a short drive from central Lisbon. The hotel was completely renovated in 2003, yet retains much of the timeless charm it had when it was originally built 170 years ago. You can opt for views of the river, or the regal garden and pool; each room or suite features equally impressive décor that varies from Art Deco to colonial to neo-classic styling.
92 Rua das Janelas Verdes, Lapa
Situated in an exclusive residential section of Lisbon's Lapa District, staying in this small boutique hotel feels like staying in an 18th-century private home, with all of the perks of a modern hospitality. The palace’s secret passageways are fun to explore; the beautiful outdoor pool and bar is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day, and a generous breakfast buffet is great to help you start the next. Note: If you’re staying here during a busy season, it's best to head to the pool on the earlier side to claim a spot.
54 Av. 24 de Julho, Lapa
If you're looking for late night sustenance, this is your spot: It's open until 6am, which is something you might require if you find yourself out dancing late. Specialties here include a nice green soup (caldo verde), and fresh baked rolls filled with chorizo and cheese.
Clube de Jornalistas
129 Rua Trinas, Lapa
Clube de Jornalistas occupies a converted 18th-century home, but the place to sit is really the gorgeous cobblestone garden/terrace, which is protected on all sides by verdant walls. Both the wine list and the menu are a balance of traditional Portuguese dishes and more international influences—regulars tell us that the lamb burger is the best in town.
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Rua das Janelas Verdes, Lapa
Opened in 1884, the National Museum of Ancient Art contains the largest collection of public art in Lisbon. Hailing from Portugal and around the world, the artwork varies from sculpture and painting to decorative arts, covering a range of periods from the Middle Ages to present. Leave time to lounge on the outdoor terrace afterwards.