Best of Lisbon, Portugal

 

Must-See Neighbourhoods:

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Chiado

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Príncipe Real

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Bairro Alto

Avenida de Liberdade

Alfama

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Belém

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Must-See Sights:

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara (Chiado and Príncipe Real)

Castelo de São Jorge (Alfama)

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Praça do Comércio (Baixa)

Mosteiro do Jerónimos (Belém)

Best Beaches:

Praia da Conceição and Praia do Tamariz, Estoril (30 minutes from Lisbon)

Praia do Guincho, near Sintra (45 minutes from Lisbon)

Best Rooftop Bars:

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PARK (one of the best rooftops in town – great for a “sunset drink”!)

The Bairro Alto Hotel (in the centre of Chiado)

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Best Restaurants / Foodie Spots:

Cantinho do Avillez

Mini BAR

Enoteca De Belem

Bica do Sapato

Cervejaria do Bairro (great for seafood dishes and beer)

Caso de Pasto (in Cais do Sodré)

Mercado do Peixe (the best for fish)

Nunes Real Marisqueira

Mercado da Ribeira (the market down by the train station near the seafront)

O Poleiro (very traditional, out of the city centre)

Cervejaria Ramiro

Best Custard Tart Joints

(Yeah it’s a thing – Pastel de Nata)

Pasteis de Belem

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(That’s a happy face)

 

[Photos: joint effort between me and Vicki Brand]

[Recommendations thanks to Ioannis Loizou and Diana Marques]

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