A Guide To Lisbon
Where to eat, stay and what I love about this magical city
Lisbon is shining brighter every single day. All you see on Instagram feeds are pictures of this city, its streets, people and of course its famous tiles. A great city with a Mediterranean weather, gorgeous beaches, and the best part a great value for money.
This city has so many things to offer, from cute little cafes to dinner with live music and small boutiques. If you’re thinking about visiting Lisbon this is the moment to do it.
Are you ready? If so here is a list of some of my favorite places where to eat, where to stay and of course things you definitely have to see. I love this city so much I go at least twice a year and always find new places and things to do.
Where to Eat
If you’re a real foodie Lisbon is the place to go. Great food and a great price. What else can you ask for? If you’re trying to avoid the touristic places here is a list of my favorite restaurants in the city where you will eat great Portuguese food at a very reasonable price.
This is a must every time a go to Lisbon, I love this restaurant. It is just at the shore of the river so you can imagine the views you will have while enjoying a great meal.
In the middle of the “Barrio Alto,” you can find a restaurant with amazing views of the city. This restaurant is just perfect for a drink after dinner. The food is also really good so if you’re looking for a place to have dinner with a view and drinks after that this is the place for you
For vegans and non-vegans who love vegan food, this is the place to go. Make sure to make reservations with at least a couple of days because it gets booked really easy and it is not that big so you won’t find a table. But trust me it is worth it.
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Bistro 100 Maneiras
For those who enjoy creative food, this is the restaurant for you. Amazing flavor and a fantastic presentation. What else can you ask for?
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Pao de Canela
The breakfasts at this little cafe are really good and if you’re staying for the weekend you should definitely try their Sunday Brunch. Just a typical Portuguese restaurant.
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Palacete Chafariz D´El Rei
If you are looking for a place to have a tea or a mid-evening snack this palace should definitely be on your list. Just the decoration takes you straight to those British tea places where every detail is taken care of. It is the perfect place to have a tea with pastries at 5.
I found this restaurant while wandering around the streets of the city and I have to say it is going straight to my list of places to go to when in Lisbon. The service is amazing and the food is exquisite. Perfect for a chill dinner with live jazz or a Dj.
Where to Stay
Casa do Principe
This house is a great option if you’re thinking about going to Lisbon and enjoying some time in one of the amazing rooms they have.
If you want to stay in one of Lisbon’s monuments this Palace is the answer. Magnificent palace with great views, gardens, and a swimming pool. For me is the most gorgeous hotel to stay in Lisbon.
Palacete Chafariz D´El Rei
A mentioned before how this Palacete has an amazing tea room for those tea lovers who want to have an English tea time party in Lisbon. Well, the rooms and the hotel is also to die for. Gorgeous rooms with incredible views. The perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a romantic getaway.
Boutique Hotel Memmo Principe Real
This hotel is one of my favorites. Just in the middle of the “Bairro Alto”, this boutique hotel has very limited space which makes it even more special plus it counts with amazing views of the city.
What I love about Lisbon
The best way to see the city is by walking around and wonder. But keep in mind that it is a city full of hills so comfy shoes are a must. Also be careful because the floor can be a little bit slippery sometimes so it is pretty easy to fall if you’re not paying much attention.
I love wandering around this city and finding new places. Live music in the middle of a street, cute little cafes. But my absolute favorite is finding bookstores with real antiques that you wouldn’t find in any other place. I’ve always loved old books full of stories I feel like you learn even more from them. Lisbon is the city for it, they keep everything. So finding stores with old books is pretty easy.
Also, if you love shopping I have to tell you Lisbon has amazing stores you will only find there. Not only clothes shops but also ceramics and interior decor.
If you like Flee Markets every Tuesday and Saturday morning you will find a great market in Lisbon’s old town. The “Thieves” Market is a must, full of antiques for those who love a bargain.
Also, I´ve you rent a car or are thinking about taking your own car you should visit the towns that are near Lisbon and check some of the most amazing beaches you will find. Cascais and Sintra and the most beautiful towns near Lisbon each of them have its own charm but both have amazing beaches.
Another must is The Lighthouse at Cabo Do Espichel. Really windy but so worthy. The views are breathtaking.
As you can see Lisbon is a city with lots of things to do, see and explore! It is one of my favorite cities. Have you ever been to Lisbon? If not What are you waiting for? It is time to visit this city and fall in love with it.