Boa noite you lovely lovely people. Earlier this year I complied a travel list. Places I had booked to visit and ones I had hoped to visit! Out of the 5 I’ve ticked two off and Portugal was one of them. My papas friends moved out there over 5 years ago now – yes I’ve been a fool and massively delayed a visit. So this June we flew over together to say hello, it had nothing to do with the fact our friend Simon had bought us a box to see LCD Soundsystem play!
In the short four days I was in Lisbon I jam-packed in as much as possible and feel we saw some of the best parts. Move over tourist hot spots if you head to this Portuguese city here are just a few places you gotta check out.
On our first night I was already blown away by the food. Treated to a delicious little meat restaurant I delved into the tastiest burger I have ever had the pleasure of eating. This cosy little cavern focuses on sourcing the best local meat and cooking it properly! Highly recommend!
Our friend Si has set himself up over in Cascais. A beautiful part of the country just a stone’s throw away from the city! A quick warning if you are planning on heading to the beach – but your tickets at night if possible. The train ticketing system is slightly behind! Moving swiftly on – Simon asked me one day to join him paddleboarding. An opportunity I jumped at. Its something most locals are pros at and they do it all year round! It’s such an amazing way to explore the coast line and get a cheeky tan at the same time.
If you’re down for the posh toast scene then this is the place to be. Bringing brunching out on top this place serves up the tastiest of combinations and most of the time it’s tricky to grab a seat!
This was by far one of the coolest places I visited in Lisbon. An area just out of town full of independent bars, restaurants, studios and shops! It’s a must visit and one of the bars gives you the most immense views of the city.
An urban fragment, kept hidden for years, is now returned to the city in the form of LXFactory. A creative island occupied by corporations and professionals of the industry serves also has stage for a diverse set of happenings related to fashion, publicity, communication, fine arts, architecture, music, etc., attracting numerous visitors to rediscover Alcântara through an engaged dynamics.
Yeah we all know Time Out right?! Super famous mag that shows you the hottest events of the city! Well they made a food hall! Yep! Full of Lisbon’s best eateries! If you’re hungry this is spot is on the list.
Time Out Market is the first market in the world where everything has been chosen, tasted and tested (with four or five stars, and not one star less) by an independent panel of city experts: Time Out’s own journalists and critics. More than 40 spaces with the leading representatives in all the food categories that help make Lisbon what it is – and tastes – all together under one roof.
If I can tell you to do one thing in Lisbon it’s go and see your favourite band at the Coliseu – not only that but treat yourself to a private box! It has to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life spent with the people I love watching a band I love!