Is Lisbon Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Lisbon, the coastal capital city of Portugal, is beautifully situated along the Atlantic coast, bathed in Mediterranean sunlight and blessed with a rich tapestry of cultural and historical attractions. Known for its stunning pastel-colored buildings, ornate architecture, and magnificent hilltop vistas, Lisbon provides a feast for the eyes of every wanderlust traveler. This vibrant city showcases a unique blend of tradition and innovation, with its winding, cobbled alleyways leading to modern hubs of nightlife, shopping and dining. Key highlights include the historic Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the lively neighbourhood of Bairro Alto, and the iconic 28 tram. Furthermore, Lisbon's gastronomic scene, featuring the infamous custard tarts 'Pasteis de Nata' and fresh seafood, adds another layer to its irresistible charm.

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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 55 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.9/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

4.2/5

Solo travel experience

I had my very first solo traveling experience in Lisbon during summer 2023 and I absolutely loved it! I stayed there for 5 weeks volunteering in a hostel in exchange for accommodation. I got to meet heaps of locals and other travelers, see new places etc. 110% recommend.

Posted: February 27, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 3/5
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Marinela

Marinela

Greece

Solo travel experience

A 6 months Erasmus experience. One of the best I ever had! I went with my friend and we had an opportunity to explore all Over Portugal. I would come over again and again. Ideal for people who love to travel and explore the world🌍

Posted: January 24, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Lisbon is a beautiful city and very easy to explore. I went on an amazing trip from the city to the beautiful Sintra and Cascais, which was really worth it. I cannot recommend this city enough.

Posted: January 17, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Loved Lisbon! Easy to access for English-speakers and very affordable. My top recommendations are: - visit oldest bookshop called Chartrand - try pastei de nata from Manteigaria and Pastel de Belem - day trip to Sintra

Posted: December 30, 2023Experienced: December, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I spent a long weekend in Lisbon, Portugal. It was beautiful, the people were warm, and the food exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend going to Lisbon if you haven't been there yet. I can't wait to return to Portugal to discover more.

Posted: December 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Klaudia

Klaudia

Poland

Solo travel experience

I totally loved it! I had only like 24h there and i met a group of young people living there. They showed me a Little streets - i reccomend you to Take a walk there - this is the Best way: get Lost walking on thoose Little streets. LOW BUDGET pizza after walking was Great. They are doing it super quick and selling it on pieces/whole pizza. YOU NEED TO SEE THE VIEW- the place is on my picture& its easy to get there and its in the centrum of the city. On the night there is a lot of young people just sitting&chilling

Posted: December 10, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Ami

Ami (34)

India

Solo travel experience

What a wonderful city, that is easy to commute, make friends in, has a dozen places to explore and feels modern with an old world charm. Great bars, things to see and do too. Sit by the river grabbing a beer or go watch a football match, grab a drink at insolito with the city's best views or catch the fado at povo or in alfama

Posted: November 24, 2023Experienced: November, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

One of the most amazing cities I’ve ever been to as a female solo traveller! Beautiful, so much to do, so much amazing food and so perfectly safe. The locals are the kindest people I have ever met. You will also get some of the best hotels in the world there. I would I recommend to everyone and anyone!

Posted: November 21, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I traveled alone to Lisbon in November last year and it was an incredible experience. The city is perfect for walking and there is really a lot to see. I always felt safe, although I avoided dark alleys at night. I stayed where there were other people.

Posted: October 2, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I didn't feel safe all the time, the streets were sometimes dirty and I felt like people were looking at me. I also saw cockroaches on the streets. I've been to many large cities and I was disappointed with Lisbon - the only reason I would go back there would be for day trips. I fell in love with Sintra and Tomar. Lisbon itself was cheap.

Posted: September 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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Local tips

Tania

Tania

Portugal

Tips about Lisbon : - use UBER or BOLT , nowadays the prices are so ridiculous cheap that sometimes it’s even cheaper than public transports (and if you’re travel w/more 1or 2 px, don’t even lost time in doing it in other way) ; - please try ‘bacalhau à Brás’ , ‘Bitoque’, ‘cozido à portuguesa’ , ‘carne de porco à alentejana’ , ‘peixe grelhado’ … these are Portuguese dishes and the ones I recommend it ! - bifana is our ‘hot dog’ , a street food sandwich that you can pick and go. It should cost 2/3€ and it’s a good grab & to lunch that you can have in almost any cafe. - seafood is good and cheaper outside Lisbon center . Check a place called ‘Eduardo das conquilhas’ in parede ! You can take the train to go there (20min from cais do Sodré) and enjoy the ride with the sea view. - fitting room is a shop in Chiado with different Portuguese brand and very well curated . If you wanna buy something with quality with reasonable prices that’s the place . Enjoy Lisbon :)

Posted: February 13, 2024
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Patrícia

Patrícia

About Me

I’m a Portuguese 27 years old girl, I live in Lisbon, work in a tech startup and finally got the chance to start traveling around the world for meaningful trips 🤩 My goal is to visit interesting countries with history and culture, meeting locals and understand more about their habits and traditions 🌍 I’m passionate about discovering new restaurants in town and dancing a lot of styles 💃🏻 I’m here because it’s not possible to always have a group of friends that want to travel to the same place and for the same amount of weeks with me so I need to do it by myself 🙌🏻 I would love to connect new girlies that are brave to discover the world by their own 🥰

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Tania

Tania

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Hey ! I’m a creative and enthusiastic person that love to travel and embrace the beauty in this world, in all forms. I love art history, fashion and the underwater world.

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Norika

Norika

Lisbon

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3 days

About me

I’m software engineer/digital nomad!

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Valentina

Valentina

Lisbon

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3 days

About me

Hey :) I’m Valentina Busnelli, an adventure photographer based in Lisbon, Portugal. I love to travel and meet new people.

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Upcoming visitors to Lisbon

Lara

Lara

About Me

Hello you :) My name is Lara and I‘m living in Berlin for around 4 years now. I’m 24 years old and I’m studying to become a teacher. I really enjoy traveling and would love to discover new cities in Europe. I’m planning an Interrail trip starting in May. Whenever you’re in Berlin, I’m open to meet and show you the city.

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Kiyan

Kiyan

About Me

Used to be a travel addict, things changed after COVID, would love to pick up the hobby again! And can’t wait to make new friends! ☺️

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