What to do in Lisbon on a rainy day ?

We will not deny it : visit Lisbon on a rainy day is not the best to have fun.

But neither bad weather, cold or rain can stop someone who wants to enjoy the beautiful Lisbon and discover new activities.

Prepare the boots and the umbrella because from now on you will have no more excuses to rhyme rainy day with boring day.

We offer here six activities that can make the days of greyness very pleasant.

1. Escape Game | 2. Theater | 3. Exhibition | 4. Museum | 5. Cinema | 6. Drink tea / hot chocolate



1. Escape Game

The Escape Game is making the buzz and it's just starting. If you do not know yet the concept is to get out of a room in less than 60 minutes. Easier said than done because puzzles and challenges will appeal to your brains and will put your nerves to the test.

We recommend the Mystery Escape Game Lisbon. His exciting scenarios will make you have a good time with friends or family.

Mystery Escape Game

Where: Rua do Sol ao Rato, 88A
Hours: from 11h to 23h
Price: 40 to 70 € per team (2 to 5 players) | 1 hour

2. Go to the theater

It is a great option for any day, rain or sun. The National Theater of São Carlos is one of the most beautiful in Lisbon. The rich and varied programming makes it a regular option possible. We currently recommend the Opera Maurice Ravel: the child and the spells.

The child and the spells

Where: São Carlos National Theater, Rua Serpa Pinto 9
When: 28, 29 & 30 December, 4, 5 & 6 January 2018
Hours: 16h or 20h
Price: from 10 € to 30 €


3. Exhibition Escher

Lisbon has a strong cultural life and always in motion. It also hosts world-famous exhibitions, as is the exhibition of works by the Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. 200 works of artistic genius are presented to the public for a limited time.

Where: Avenida de Brasília, Belem
When: until May 2018
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday - 10am to 6pm | closed on monday and tuesday
Price: free admission

4. Visit a Museum

It sometimes seems easier and more obvious to visit the museums of the cities where we travel than those in which we live. Yet Lisbon has many quality museums. We suggest 2 today:

MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

Where: Avenida Brasilia, Central Tejo
Opening hours: every day from noon to 8 pm, closed on tuesday
Price: 5 € | 50% discount - students, seniors, groups, etc.
Note: In addition to the interior, the Tagus Quay and the terrace are worth a look.

Azulejos Museum
Where: Rua da Madre de Deus, 4
Opening hours: daily from 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Mondays
Price: 5 € | 50% discount - Student Card, Youth Card, + 65, Family (from 4 people)


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5. Cinema

It's a solution like any other. But on rainy days it's still one of the best plans for, say, a Saturday night.

There are many cinemas in Lisbon, from the most blockbuster to the most alternative, in VO and even in French (Amoreiras) with also film festivals that take place throughout the year.

We left two suggestions for channels: the UCI Cinemas and the Ideal Cinema.

UCI cinemas
Where: El Corte Inglés and Dolce Vita Tejo
Price: Normal ticket € 6.9 - family discounts, Yorn, etc.
Note: the Popcorn is essential :)

Ideal Cinema
Where: Loreto Street, 15
Price: from 5 to 7 € according to time and day
Note: A movie theater in the heart of Lisbon, away from the crowds of shopping centers


6. Tea or hot chocolate?

nd why not enjoy a rainy night, often accompanied by a cold that comes to the tip of his nose, to find strength in the company of tea or hot chocolate?
And of course, a hot drink is always accompanied by a homemade cake. Here is an address we recommend.

Where: Fábulas - Calçada Nova de São Francisco, nº 14
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11h to 23h; Friday and Saturday from 11am to midnight


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