Photo Diary: Exploring Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon has been on my list of places to visit for a long time. We finally flew over in April, and spent four glorious days in this beautiful city.

Considering it was April, we were very lucky to get 25 degrees celsius weather everyday. We took it easy on this trip and spent our time between different rooftop viewpoints and bars. I’ve listed a few good spots we visited at the end of this blog.

We stayed in Bairro Alto which was the perfect location for us, with lots of bars and restaurants, it was within walking distance of everything in the city centre and super close to the main train station, with lots of tram and metro stations were nearby.

If you’re unsure of where to stay in Lisbon, definitely look in Bairro Alto.

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Funicular in Bairro Alto.

Keep an eye out for the funiculars tucked away on the hilliest streets. If you don’t fancy the step walk, hop on one of these trams that will take you up or down.

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The centre of Sintra

Sintra is a hilltop town, surrounded by palaces and only a 45 minute train journey from the centre of Lisbon. A return trip on the train only costs 5 euro, so it’s well worth the visit if you have the time.

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Pena Palace
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The Moorish Palace.
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Belém Tower.
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Pastel de Nata

Pastel de Nata is an authentic Portugese pastry. Just get one – they’re delicious!!

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25 de Abril Bridge.

San Fran or Lisbon?

Lisbon has it’s own take on the Golden Gate Bridge – the 25 de Abril Bridge.

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One of the many gorgeous viewpoints.
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Relaxing on Ribeira de Naus.
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Park bar.
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Praça do Comércio.

 

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Rua Augusta Arch

 

As mentioned above, we visited more rooftop bars than anything..! So here are some good ones we recommend if you’re visiting Lisbon.

Rooftop Bars

  • Sky Bar
  • Park Bar
  • Lost In
  • Topos
  • Wine with a View

Other

  • Mojito Compay – A small Cuban bar ran by a husband (who has no English) and his wife. The walls of the bar are covered in sketches customers have created of him… Go for the great, cheap mojitos, stay for the sketching. 🙂
  • Gin Lovers – Exactly as it’s named, a place for gin lovers! It’s one of the more expensive bars we visited, but worth it for these delicious G&T’s.

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