Linda Lisboa

Linda Lisboa – the city, the trips, the food

What to see?

The city from above : Rooftops – Lisbon has he most amazing rooftops with great river and city views… This is something you need to experience. Elevador de Santa Justa, An Antique Elevator With City Views a fost prima oprire in Lisabona si mi-a descoperit orasul ca un live postcard 😍

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Alfama with the small picturesque streets with flowers on the walls, live fado concerts and tram 28. The old Lisbon still lives here. I got lost twice on these streets. It’s the best way to discover this place. Get lost, no map, no gps, just wide open eyes 👀  Here you can feel the spirit of Lisbon, the tiny streets, little houses…

Bairro Alto with bars and restaurants, with the most beautiful streets and white nights. The fado bars recommended by locals: Adega Machado or Faia, but just with reservation ☝️

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What to visit:

After all, we are tourists here so you can’t say you’ve seen Lisbon without seeing these:

Torre de Belém: A Historic Tower from the 15th century. This was on my Bucket list. Very happy to feel the ocean breeze in this tower and to go back in time ⏳

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Jeronimos Monastery

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Museu Nacional de Azulejo – muzeul de ceramica, singurul de acest fel din Europa, cu piese datand din secolul al XV-lea. Lisabona veche are casele imbracate in placi ceramice sau decorate cu astfel de placi. Era normal sa existe un muzeu care sa ne spuna povestea lor 😌

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Castelo de São Jorge: An Iconic Landmark with a spectacular city view.

Sintra (close to Lisbon) cu Pena Palace si Quinta da Regaleira. Primul e ca un palat din povesti, iar al doilea are simboluri masonice cu locuri speciale pentru initiere si cu o gradina plina de locuri ascunse 🌿

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Where is the good food:

Mercado de Ribeira – its roots can be traced back to the 13th century, and it was once one of the most famous fish markets in Europe. It’s basically a market gathering the best Portuguese food from Lisbon, from pregos to bacalhau, from Porto wine to cold beer. The best lunch in town is here, an indoor market which contains all of the best Portuguese restaurants under one roof 😋

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Madam Pestica, In Bairro Alto, great food and view, over the river. I recommend it for Sunday brunches.

Cantinho do Avillez in Chiado with his famous chef José Avillez for late dinners –  is one of the coziest restaurants I’ve ever been to, with excellent food. 

Pizzaria Lisboa, on the same street with Cantinho do Avillez in Chiado

Le Petit Café in Alfama with very tasty vegetarian dishes, live fado and a small terrace. This was probably the best cuisine discovery in Lisbon ‼️

Bistro 100 Maneiras, in Chiado, one of the best premium cuisines in Lisbon. They also have  a bar inside and some very good cocktails 🍹

Ramiro, near Martim Moniz Square, if you are a sea food lover you must go there.

Bica do Sapato, very trendy restaurant near the train station.

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What I would do next time when I visit Lisbon. Because I really wanna go back here

–  I will rent a tuk tuk and wander around Lisbon, around the castle and see other amazing city views

–  I will taste Pastel de Nata in Belem, walk near the river and enjoy this amazing privilege to have the river/sea together in the city 🙏

– I’ll go to Costa da Caparica Beach or Guincho to have a surf lesson. Portugal has the most amazing spots to surf 🌊

–  I’ll go to Guincho, Troia or Arrabida for the most amazing beaches, where nature is combined with the sea, just to relax … 🌅

–  at night, I’ll go to Pink Street in Cais do Sodre and find Pensão Amor, a retro bar with great environment and good music. If I’ll want a bit more sound I’ll go to LUX, the best disco in Lisbon/Portugal… very trendy… 😎

Lisbon sun to you all,

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Stripe dress from Cloche 

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