MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARTE ANTIGA Lisbon has more than 50 museums, but one of the best is the Nacional Museum, easily reached by hopping off one of the trams that run between Belem and the centre. Housed in a 17th-century palace overlooking the modern container harbour, its paintings, sculptures, gold and jewellery span the 12th to 19th centuries and include Portuguese, European, African and Oriental works. Highlights are the Panels of Saint Vincent, by Nuno Goncalves, and the Belem Monstrance, made with the gold brought by explorer Vasco da Gama from India. There is also a beautiful garden with a restaurant. Open Tues-Sun 10am6pm; 6 or free with Lisbon card. museudearteantiga.pt
5MERCADO DA RIBEIRA VELHA Time to eat – and while Lisbon has thousands of great restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice at your final stop. Built in 1882, this market reopened as a foodie destination in 2014 with 24 restaurants, eight bars, shops and a music venue in the evening. The options go way beyond Portuguese cuisine, but make sure to try some local specialities – pasteis de bacalhau (salt cod fishcakes), Portuguese wines, serra de estrela (sheep’s milk) cheese and delicious desserts such as Fios de Ovos (angel hair).
There are also stores for buying gifts, including Arcadia for artisanal chocolates and Conserveira de Lisboa for colourful tins of sardines. Open 10am-12am (2am Thurs-Sat). timeoutmarket.com visitlisboa.com