Published: December, 2017
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Lisbon, Portugal

Os Gazeteiros - small trendy understated delicious gastro pub, from farm to table. My favorite - not yet in the guides!
— Julie De Halleux
  • More about your oliver guide:
  • Trip type: Family, City
  • Activity level: moderate
  • Ideal length of trip: 5 DAYS

Where to Stay

By plane, Lisbon airport is only 20 minutes from the centre. Better not to rent a car if you say in the city, rely on Uber or taxis.

  • Memo Principe Real - in the heart of the trendy part of the city, quite, trendy, nice terrasse and views, delicious restaurant.
  • Memo Alfama - wonderful terrasse to drink a cocktail during sunset, in the centre of charming Alfama neighborhood, close to the Sao George Castle.

Where to Eat and Drink

  • A Cevicheria by chef Kiko : best ceviche ever! Go very early since they have a no booking policy and it is quite small ! Try the pisco sour…just one!
  • Topo: on top of a Chinese shopping mall, surprising.
  • O park : best cocktails bar on the rooftop of a parking lot..crowded in the summer!
  • Punto Final : If you want to cross the Tagus by boat don’t miss Punto Final traditional fisherman’s tasca. Be there for sunset – the view on the city is fabulous.

What to Do

  • Timeout Market : food market concept… a must!
  • Go walking/jogging/bicycling along the Tagus and don’t miss to walk on the roof of the MAAT.
  • The electricity museum close by is a good option with kids.
  • Take a surf bus to go surfing in Caparica.
  • Enjoy the shadow of the Botanical Garden in Principe Real. Then go shopping in the various nice concept stores around.
  • Don’t miss the Great Aquarium at Expo if you travel with kids, and enjoy the views up in the cable cars with them.
  • Get a tour guide in a tuk tuk and/or go watching the graffitis walls (there are also tours organized).
  • Gulbenkian and CCB collections are a must.

inside scoop

  • Best months to visit : May, June, September and October.
  • Combine Lisbon with a trip to Comporta or Evora.

skip it

For the delicious pasteis de nata skip Belem (full of tourists).. and try Manteigaria (Chiado or Mercado da Ribeira), even better.

What to Pack

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