Browse the weird and the wonderful
On a Tuesday or Saturday, the ‘Thieves Market’, aka Feira da Ladra, springs to life. It’s a sprawling flea market where you’ll find everything you could possibly want – and much, much more. Hop off at tram stop Campo da Sta. Clara and follow the crowds. Just be careful that you don’t blow your baggage allowance on 1980s computer games, hub caps and vintage toys.
Time for a sundowner?
As evening sets in, climb the slopes or board a funicular and join the locals at one of the many viewpoints. There are lots to choose from, but the Miradouro da Graça takes some beating: romantic, panoramic and a stone’s throw from some of the city’s best cocktail bars. Alternatively, dive into the back streets of Bairro Alto and make for Miradouro de Santa Catarina for an incredible view across the Rio.