My recommendations for Lisbon! Where to eat, shop, sleep and which places to visit (or with whom). I’ve covered it all. Let’s go!
Ever since I’ve been back from my trip to Lisboa (Lisbon) everyone kept asking me what the cool places were. Now I’m not sure about the ‘cool’, but everything I put on this list you definitely need to visit. Starting of with the place to have coffee and ending it with the best tour guide ever.
1. Corallo Cacao e Caffe (coffee)
Have coffee at Claudio Coralla Cocao e Caffe. This is a place where you not only get the best coffee, but also a piece of the finest chocolate free of charge. It is located in the very attractive neighborhood príncipe real, which extends north of Bairro Alto. After coffee, go shopping here, as there are a few cool stores located on its gorgeous streets.
2. Pastéis de Belém. (treats)
When you are in Lisbon, have as many pastries as you can. Visit Belém for this city’s specialty: Pastel de Nata. When you arrive in this neighborhood, go to the famous Pastéis de Belém pastelaria. They don’t taste the same anywhere else. This place is the only place where they prepare them with the original (secret) recipe. Yum!
3. Casa Amora (sleeping)
As for the sleeping part, I would definitely recommend to book a few nights at Casa Amora. This is a romantic guesthouse that is located in the center of Lisbon. You can read a little more about this stunning place over here.
4. Castelo de S. Jorge (sight seeing)
When you want to do the ‘tourist’ thingy, I would definitely recommend to pay a visit to Castelo de S. Jorge. The view over the city is drop-dead-gorgeous and the climb to the castle is (due to the many pretty streets you cross) very worth it.
5. Time Out Mercado da Ribeira (food)
This is Lisbon’s biggest fresh food market. It’s been the favorite of many Lesboans ever since its opening in 2014. The market has around 35 kiosk, all selling specialties like: typical Portuguese, sushi, ice cream, chocolates and many other tasty stuff. More info.
6. Santini (ice-cream)
Go to Santini for Lisbons finest Italian-style gelato. The flavors are a-m-a-z-i-n-g and they have the coolest interior to match.
7. A Outra Face da Lua (lunch/shopping)
Vintage and coffee is a killer combo in my opinion. I spotted this store/café by accident when my feet were hurting from all the walking. I was desperate for some coffee. We ended up ordering some lunch too (SO GOOD) and afterwards we were able to do some amazing vintage shopping, because it is both a café as it is a store. More info here.
8. Liquid (juices)
After all those tarts and pastel de nata, I decided I wanted juice to balance it out :-p. The place to be is called Liquid, a franchise juice-bar that can be found on many locations. They have a fine selection of fresh vegetable/fruit juices, smoothies and also some yummy raw food. You can find the exact locations on their website.
9. Go on Tour with Journey In Portugal (sight seeing)
I’m usually not the girl who goes on tours, but this tour was very different from the ‘regular’ ones. A bubbly redhead, named Martha showed us her gorgeous city by foot. She even taught us a thing or two about history and made the experience fun and exciting. It would have been so much harder to make my way around the city if I haven’t went on tour with her. More information on their website
10. Get lost (sight seeing)
This last tip I’m sharing is my simplest, but best recommendation for Lisbon. Just go out there and get lost in the gorgeous streets of this amazing city. You’ll discover awesome places that you wouldn’t have discovered on the map ;). I promise.
Hope you liked these tips! If you have any questions left, just ask me! ♥
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