Travel guide blog Lisbon: a weekend citytrip guide

A citytrip guide for Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon has beautiful views, breathtaking buildings, delicious seafood, palm trees and history that crawls through every alley. Although the city also has a slight “this building is still suitable for living so why renew it?”vibe.

With this travel blog post I try to show you as much pictures and inspiration as possible. I don’t like the touristic places very much. I rather discover local secrets and beautiful unknown places. Please let me know what you think of this weekend travel guide of Lisbon. 

Highlights
Casa do Alentejo was a good welcome present. As soon as you set foot in this building the crowded world behind you disappears and you wander through dusty and squeaking rooms where everything has been left in place. There is a restaurant on the first floor, but I advise you not to dine here! I’ve received an undercooked meal which might have caused my food poisoning the next day.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is a beautiful monastery dating back to 1502. If you plan on visiting it, you should go in the morning to avoid long waiting lines.
Jardim Botanico Tropical. If you are done with all the tourists, honking horns and screaming shops, Jardim Botanico (next to Mosteiro dos Jerónimo) is the perfect place to get swallowed by tropical nature and relaxation.  This garden also serves as a perfect lunch spot.
Botica do cafè. For the typical, delicious breakfast. Popular by locals (Cash only).

Just like every big city, Lisbon has it’s famous spots to visit. The views from Castelo de São Jorge, Torre de Belem and the district of Bairro Alto. But if you have some time off and you want to escape these spots the bus or tram is a wonderful way of transportion. It’s very cheap! (unlike the TukTuk) and for just a couple of euro’s you’ll go from one district to the other, discovering pretty hidden places.

Shopping
This might come as a surprise but I’m not a holiday-shopper. I choose culture and wandering over new clothes. But I did find some good shopping locations.
The main shopping center of Lisbon is the Baixa district, here’ll you find shops like Mango and Zara and other global shops.  But if you want something different Embaixada is the place for you. Down the Praça do Príncipe Real street, young and upcoming designers sell their new designs through concept stores.  This place has less tourists and more locals.
 

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Good food at Lateral Bistro1h

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Bus and tram lines, easy and cheap transport.2a copy

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Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.2e

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Expensive but fun TukTuk rides. This guy’s grandpa used to drink coffee with christiano ronaldo’s grandpa.
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Jardim Botanico Tropical2k

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Praça do Príncipe Real. Alternative shopping district
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Candles (21PR Concept Store)
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6 Comments

  1. Joris
    August 30, 2016 / 9:54 am

    Great post, You can feel the athmosphere of Lisbon when looking at those fantastic pictures!

  2. October 30, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    wonderful city! 🙂

  3. March 8, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Going to Lisbon next week and looking at your pictures, I am even more excited now 🙂
    Thanks for all the tipps <3

    xxx
    Tina

    http://www.styleappetite.com

  4. May 30, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Prachtige foto’s van mijn geboortestad! <3
    Casa do Alentejo en Botica do Café ken ik nog niet eens, zal het zeker uitchecken 🙂

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