SMALL GUIDE TO LISBON




Now do not get me wrong, of course I am in no case a Lisbon expert, but these are the places I enjoyed the most.

To eat
My favorite restaurant of the week was definitely Fabulas (Calcada Nova de Sao Francisco 14). The food was super duper delicious and I fell head over heels with the interior.

Also,
Storik, Rua do Alecrim 30B-30D – yummy ‘flammes’ to share.
Lost in Esplanada, Rua D.Pedro V No. 56 – I love little ‘hidden’ places like these.
Casanova, Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Cais da Pedra 7 – the best wood oven pizzas.
Portas do Sol, Largo Das Portas do Sol – for the best view!

To shop
Fashion Clinic, Tivoli Fórum Store 5 – Paris’ Colette of Lisbon.
Fashion Clinic Outlet, Rua Jorge Barradas 22B – need I say more?
Luvaria Ulisses, Rua do Carmo 87A – for the most beautiful leather gloves.
Bertrand, Via Dr. Vasco Teixeira 370 – the world’s oldest bookstore.

I would surely avoid the massive shopping malls, unless you need something from Zara, Mango, H&M, Uterqüe, etc.

To see/do
Take a ride with tram 28.
Enjoy the view from Miradouro das Portas do Sol.
Go to LX Factory, we did not have time to go there, but I Googled and I would definitely want to visit on my next trip.
Visit the Mude Design Museum, the entrance is free and I was very much impressed by everything on the ground floor.

To stay
During my five day trip to Lisbon, I stayed at the Evidencia Astoria Creative Hotel, located on a street near the luxury shopping street Avenida da Liberdade and the largest park in the city. Apart from a pretty good location, I thought the building was quite impressive and the rooms looked super nice. Since this was the only bed I slept in during my stay, I would not know what other hotels to recommend, though I was told Fontana Park Hotel (Rua Engenheiro Vieira da Silva 2) and Memmo Alfama (Travessa das Merceeiras 27, opening in June 2013) are good.

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  1. I went to Lisbon last spring and I fell totally in love with it. We stayed at Hotel Duas Nações and I totally recommend it. It’s in the middle of the city, so everything is at a walking distance. The rooms are quite nice (not really fancy) and still affordable. I totally recommend visiting Caiscais. It is out of town (+/- an hour by train) but worth the visit. I did not visit the fashion museum due to time and I was not sure if it would be worth it, but if liked it I’m it will be worth it. I will visit it for sure next time.

  2. Ondanks dat ik er al bijna 5 maanden woon, zie ik hier toch enkele dingen tussen staan die ik niet ken! Ik moet toch nog maar eens op onderzoek uit dus ;) LostIN is trouwens ook één van mijn favoriete cafeetjes!

  3. Hello, I’m portuguese reader from lisbon ;)
    I recommend to visit Cascais (25min by train with sea view – cost around 3€). In cascais you can do nautical sports, beach or very good shopping, this is the most valuable area and were everybody wants to live… and Sintra (35min by train) it’s very romantic and beautiful with mountain, castles and gardens – this is the perfect location if you came to lisbon with a boyfriend (beatiful hotels too).
    Lisbon it’s small and the best places (to shop and to see) are actually outside the center of the city.
    Try to get lost around the city and you would be surprised!
    If you need anything let me know, I am glad to help.
    kisses, Teresa

  4. As a portuguese reader, I’m very happy that you could see how wonderful Lisbon is! Like it was said in other commentary, I would also recomend Cascais and Sintra, they are really beautiful places!!
    Hope you come back and keep up the good work! ;)

  5. Leuk om te lezen!
    Ik kom 2 keer per jaar in Portugal en ga de volgende keer zeker wat van je lijstje opzoeken.
    In Augustus was ik ook bij Miradouro das Portas do Sol, heel mooi uitzicht.
    Het leukst vind ik wel om bij de kleinste en simpelste restaurantjes buiten de main street te eten.

    Liefs, Sam

  6. De volgende keer moet je trouwens ook echt naar Sintra en Setubal gaan.
    Setubal vooral in de zomer want de stranden onderaan de berg zijn prachtig!