Here’s a summary of my Lisbon trip:
The Tramway Network
The vintage trams are fun and will take you up and down the city’s narrow and hilly streets! Tram 28 takes you to the historic parts of the capital.
Its oldest district. I could go on and on discovering its maze of alleys and streets. The old and colourful houses and buildings are so cheerful! Other districts like Chiado and Bairro Alto are worth visiting but Alfama is a winner!
Avenida da Liberdade
A greener and calmer avenue for walking (and shopping). There is nothing so special about this long, tree-lined street but it does give you the perfect opportunity to relax after a busy day in Lisbon.
Beaches Near Lisbon
There are a few beaches to consider if you want to enjoy the sun and cold waves outside the city. From Porto to Lisbon, we took a challenging and picturesque route to a North Atlantic beach called Praia da Adraga through the town of Sintra. Comporta, located, in Setúbal district, is equally impressive. This popular beach is only an hour and a half drive from Lisbon.
Forget Nando’s! I am officially addicted to authentic Portugese food (next to Thai and Moroccan food). After looking for fresh seafood in the south and eating Prego and custard tarts in the north, I had one goal in Lisbon- to try out the perfect Piri Piri chicken! The restaurant on my mind was closed during my visit and it paved the way for something more tasty:
- Casa da Índia Lda. Service was quick and food was cheap. Most importantly, their unpretentious Piri Piri chicken was delicious and homey! Warning for presentation-conscious foodies: it is more like a diner than a restaurant. Address: Rua do Loreto 45, 1200-036 Lisboa, Portugal
- Sala de Corte. Prefer something fancier? We came across Sala de Corte on our first night in Lisbon. This small, stylish restaurant is known for its great choices of wine and steak. It was a busy night and the service was a bit slow. Nonetheless, the staff were accommodating and the food (the steak) was worth the wait! Address: R. Ribeira Nova 28, 1200-376 Lisboa, Portugal
- Gelados Santini. On a hot summer day in Portugal, ice cream is mandatory! Not every gelato is good though. But this famous ice cream parlour delivers! Address: R. do Carmo 9, 1200-093 Lisboa, Portugal
- Manteigaria. I did eventually find the best custard tarts in Portugal! Address: Rua do Loreto 2, 1200-108 Lisboa, Portugal
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