It’s nearly 4 weeks ago that I had the pleasure to get to know Lisbon. I’ve heard a lot of the beauty of this city, but honestly, I didn’t expect it to be so beautiful. We stayed three days there, which was quite short. However, we were able to see, eat and walk a lot.
If you are planning to stay in Lisbon with a group of more than three people I strongly advice to search for an apartment. It makes your trip richer as you will be able to immerse into the Portuguese way of living.
We stayed in this beautiful apartment in the Alfama district. We had an amazing stay there!
If you plan to explore the whole beauty of Lisbon, I would recommend to bring some comfortable shoes with you. We walked around 20 to 25km every day, which sounds insane but it was more than worth it.
Where to eat?
Eins ist klar: Lissabon ist ein Traum, besonders in kulinarischer Hinsicht. Es lohnt sich, heimische Spezialitäten auszuprobieren und auch mal etwas auszuprobieren, was man nicht gewöhnt ist.
Breakfast and Brunch
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Cais da Pedra, Armazem B, Loja 8
Delidelux is as the name suggests a deli with a cafe and a beautiful terrace with an amazing view over the Tagus River.
Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro 29
A wonderful cafe with delicious dishes! It’s definitely a must try.
Cafe Da Fabrica
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
A little further away from the city centre, you’ll find the Cafe Da Fabrica in Factory Lx. It’s a charming café in shabby chic style with delicious toasts, salads, cakes and pastries. Sunday brunch is offered here.
Largo Rodrigues Freitas 14-18
In this restaurant you cannot only enjoy a delicious breakfast (pancakes!), but also lunch and dinner. I’ve personally tried a local burger with homemade Madeira bread and what should I say? I was blown away! Try it out
Sao Nicolau Cafetaria
110 Rua Augusta
For a quick snack or a delicious croissant on the go, this cafe is a good choice. My tip: try the Doce de Leite Croissant!
Pastelaria Casa Brasileira
Rua Augusta 267
A delightful bakery! Everyone who wants to enjoy local pastries should definitely go to the Pastelaria Casa Brasileira.
Lunch and Dinner
Rua da Esperanca 112-114
A must for all lovers of Portuguese Tapas!
Restaurante Boi Cavalo
Rua Do Vigaro 70B
The Boi Cavalo is a small restaurant with creative Portuguese cuisine and has an exceptional concept: the menu card is not structured at all. Therefore, I would recommend to order a wide variety of dishes and share it with the group. Don’t forget to make a reservation!
Rua Dos Remedios 127-131
The Alfama Cellar is also a small restaurant with a great wine selection and typical Portuguese food – highly recommended!
Casa Pasteis de Belem
R. Belém 84-92
Everyone who wants to enjoy some oven-fresh Pasteis de Belem (puff pastries with custard, which are also known as pasteis de nata), should go to Belem. But let me warn you: this stuff is highly addictive!
Time Out Food Market Hall – Mercado da Ribeira
Avenida de 24 Julho
The Time Out Food Market Hall is perfect for rainy and hungry days: you’ll find a great variety of food stands. It’s definitely worth to stop by.
What to do?
The Panteão Nacional is located in the Alfama district and is a baroque church of the 17th century, which has never been used as a church. If you are looking for an architectural highlights, I suggest you to visit the Panteão Nacional.
Feira de Ladra
On Tuesdays and Saturdays you’ll find the huge flea market “Feira Ladra” at Campo de Santa Clara in the Graça district.
Castelo de Sao Jorge
Eins der schönsten Aussichtspunkte Lissabons ist sicherlich das Castelo de Sao Jorge. Vom Castelo habt ihr eine wunderschöne Aussicht über die Stadt und den Fluss Tejo. Wer keinen Eintritt bezahlen will, aber dennoch eine atemberaubende Aussicht genießen mag, sollte nach den vielen Miradouros in der Stadt Ausschau halten. Eins meiner Lieblingsmiradouros war eindeutig der Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara.
Enjoy one of the best views of Lisbon at the Castle of St. George. From the Castelo you’ll have beautiful view over the city and the Tagus River.
Urban Beach Clube
The Urban Beach Club is a Beach Club with a amazing view of the river Tagus. The clientele is mixed in age and so is the music.
Roof Top Bar Hotel Mundial
Praca Martim Moniz 2
A great place to enjoy a wonderful sunset together with a drink. However, the prices for drinks and food are here more expensive than in other bars.
Searching for a lot of bars? Barrio Alto is the nightlife mecca!
Where to shop?
Underneath the impressive Suspension Bridge you’ll find the Factory Lx: a factory complex, where today many trendy shops, bars, cafés and restaurants full of charm are located.