Imagine a trip to Lisboa
Culture & gastronomy
The ideal city break destination with its various traditional architectural styles, bursting with things to do and visit. Get to know Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery and have an egg tart (pastel de nata) with a view for the suspension bridge, Ponte 25 de Abril.
There are innumerable choices when it comes to where to sleep, MiCasaEnLisboa has a selection of private houses if you want a full cultural experience, for a royalty treatment stay at Albergaria Palácio Belmonte and if you prefer to stay where the action is, Bairro Alto Hotel is the place to be, even their website is worth to have a look.
Go to Alfama district where you can catch a ride from the Tram 28, which passes some of the city’s iconic sights. Visit Casa do Fado and you will also find fado themed bars and restaurants (Fado is Portugal’s own urban folk music).
Bairro Alto district is low-key and discreet during the day and it completely transforms at night, especially during the weekend, where everyone gathers around to drink, eat and dance until the sun rises. Also visit Baixa, which is the commercial district.
You will find diverse gastronomy options, Valle Flôr with its exquisite classic decor, Alma by Henrique Sá Pessoa with a sophisticated atmosphere plus a Michelin Star, JNcQUOI at Tivoli theatre first floor, Royale cafe with a cosy terrace for lunch or Frankie which is known for its gourmet hot dogs.
For having a drink or two, while shopping around Rossio and Chiado, stop for a drink at Topo Chiado, at the top of the Tivoli Avenida Hotel with the best panoramic view over the city you will find Sky Bar, and the quirky Pensão Amor, which means Love Guesthouse, at Pink Street is also a go to place.
📝Written by Catarina Botelho