Lisbon, City Guide

Lisbon, City Guide

Não é segredo nenhum que Lisboa se tornou muito popular nos últimos anos e, como tal, não há dia nenhum em que amigos ou seguidores não me peçam uma lista de recomendações sobre o que visitar na cidade das sete colinas. Assim sendo aqui vai ela:

O que fazer:

  • Andar no eléctrico 28;
  • Visitar a igreja do Carmo;
  • Visitar o elevador de Santa Justa;
  • Visitar o LX Factory;
  • Visitar a Sé;
  • Visitar o Panteão;
  • Visitar a Underdogs art gallery;
  • Visitar o MATT;
  • Visitar o CCB;
  • Visitar a Gulbenkian;
  • Visitar a torre de Belém/ Mosteiro dos Jerónimos/ Padrão dos descobrimentos;
  • Passear à beira rio;
  • Visitar a Feira da Ladra às terças-feiras ou sábado; 
  • Comer pasteis de nata, na minha opinião os melhores são os que se vendem nos Pateis de Belém ou na Manteigaria;
  • Passear pelo Bairro alto e Príncipe Real;
  • Ir a uma noite de fados, eu costumo ir à Tasca do Chico no bairro alto;
  • Passear pelos bairros Intendente, Mouraria, Alfama e Graça.

Vistas bonitas:

  • Castelo de São Jorge;
  • Adamastor;
  • Park;
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia;
  • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte;
  • Miradouro São Pedro de alcântara;
  • Miradouro das Portas do Sol;
  • Miradouro da Graça;
  • Passeio das Tágides;

Restaurantes

(Quase sempre é necessário fazer reserva)

  • 100 Maneiras;
  • Jncquoi;
  • Sud Lisboa;
  • Yakuza First Floor;
  • Solar dos Presuntos;
  • Ramiro;
  • The insólito;
  • Cantinho do Avilez;
  • Bica do Sapato;
  • Palácio Chiado;
  • Àgua pela Barba;
  • Rabodpexe;
  • The decadent (para brunch);
  • Nicolau (para pequeno almoço);
  • Time out market;
  • Chapitô;
  • Belcanto;
  • Bairro do Avilez;
  • Mini-bar;
  • Confraria Lx.

Bares:

  • TOPO;
  • Sud Lisboa;
  • Silk;
  • Martini Terraza;
  • Bairro alto hotel rooftop;
  • Chapitô;
  • Sky bar;
  • Panorama Sheraton;
  • Guilty;
  • Pensão do amor;
  • Bairro-alto (Tem vários bares, mas normalmente as pessoas compram as suas bebidas e socializam pelas ruas do bairro).

Clubs:

(Não vale a pena ir a nenhum destes clubs antes das 3 da manhã, só por essa hora é que começam a encher).

  • LUX;
  • Lust in Rio (Só aberto no verão, as festas do Swag On são as minhas preferidas);
  • Bosq (aberto só de Inverno);
  • Rádio Hotel (aberto só de Inverno);
  • Urban.

o QUE VISITAR nos arredores de Lisboa:

  • Sintra:

  • Quinta da Regaleira;
  • Palácio Nacional da Pena;
  • Parque e Palácio de Monserrate;

  • Cabo da Roca;

  • Praia da Ursa;

 

  • Cascais:

  • Praia do Guincho;
  • Museu Condes de Castro de Guimarães;

  • Boca do Inferno;

  • Farol de Santa Marta.

 

  • A Sul do Tejo:

  • Beach, Salt and Pepper Beach Club;
  • Lorosae na Praia de S. João; 
  • Praia da Comporta;
  • Portinho da Arrábida;
  • Praia do Ribeiro do Cavalo.

Lisbon has become very popular in the last couple of years thus, almost everyday, friends & followers ask me for recommendations on what to visit in the city of the seven hills. So here it goes:

 

WHAT TO DO:

  • Ride tram 28;
  • Visit the Carmo church;
  • Visit Santa Justa's Lift;
  • Visit the LX Factory;
  • Visit Sé;
  • Visit the Pantheon;
  • Visit Underdogs art gallery;
  • Visit MATT;
  • Visit CCB;
  • Visit Gulbenkian;
  • Visit the tower of Belém / Mosteiro dos Jerónimos/ Padrão dos descobrimentos;
  • Walk along the river;
  • Visit Feira da Ladra (flea market) on Tuesdays or Saturdays. 
  • Eat pastéis de nata, in my opinion the best ones are the ones sold in Pastéis de Belém or Manteigaria;
  • Walk through Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real;
  • Go to a Fado night (Fado is a Portuguese music genre, it is definitely worth going to one of the restaurants where it's usually performed) , personally I love Tasca do Chico in Bairro Alto;
  • Stroll through these neighbourhoods: Intendente, Mouraria, Alfama and Graça.

view Points:

  • Sao Jorge's Castle;
  • Adamastor;
  • Park;
  • Viewpoint of Santa Luzia;
  • Viewpoint of Senhora do Monte;
  • Viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara;
  • Viewpoint of Portas do Sol;
  • Viewpoint of Graça.

RESTAURANTS

(almost always you'll need a reservation)

  • 100 Maneiras;
  • Jncquoi;
  • Sud Lisboa;
  • Yakuza First Floor;
  • Solar dos Presuntos;
  • Ramiro;
  • The insólito;
  • Cantinho do Avilez;
  • Bica do Sapato;
  • Palácio Chiado;
  • Àgua pela Barba;
  • Rabodpexe;
  • The decadent (for brunch);
  • Nicolau (for brunch/breakfast);
  • Time out market;
  • Chapitô;
  • Belcanto;
  • Bairro do Avilez;
  • Mini-bar;
  • Confraria Lx.


BARS:

  • TOPO;
  • Sud Lisboa;
  • Silk;
  • Martini Terraza;
  • Bairro alto hotel rooftop;
  • Chapitô;
  • Sky bar;
  • Panorama Sheraton;
  • Guilty;
  • Pensão do amor;
  • Bairro-alto (There are loads of bars in this area, usually people buy their drinks and just chill on the street).

CLUBS:

(It's not worth going to any of these clubs before 3am, clubbing only happens beyond that time in Portugal). 

  • LUX;
  • Lust in Rio (Only open in the summer, Swag On parties are my favorites);
  • Bosq (only open in Winter);
  • Rádio Hotel (open only in Winter);
  • Urban.

WHAT TO VISIT outside LISBON:

  • SINTRA:

  • Quinta da Regaleira;
  • National Palace of Pena;
  • Monserrate Park and Palace;
  • Cabo da Roca;
  • Ursa Beach.
  • CASCAIS:

  • Guincho Beach;
  • Museum Condes de Castro de Guimarães;
  • Boca do Inferno;
  • Lighthouse of Santa Marta.
  • SOUTH OF THE TEJO River:

  • Beach, Salt and Pepper Beach Club;
  • Lorosae in S. João Beach;
  • Comporta Beach;
  • Portinho da Arrábida;
  • Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach.

As fotos que se seguem foram tiradas durante a minha última visita à capital Portuguesa. /The following photos were taken during my last visit to the Portuguese capital.


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That poem is so beautiful that I feel the need share the translation with my non Portuguese readers as well: "To be a poet it's to be taller, it's to be greater Than men! Biting as the one who kisses! It's to be a beggar and give as if you were King of the Kingdom of Pain and Beyond the Pain!   It's to have the splendor out of a thousand wishes And do not even know what you wish! It's to have here inside a flashing star, It's to have claws and wings of a condor!   It's to be hungry, it's to have thirst of Infinite! With helmet, mornings of gold and satin... It's to condense the world into a single cry! And it's love you so madly... And it's you being soul, and blood and life in me... And saying it singing to everybody!"

That poem is so beautiful that I feel the need share the translation with my non Portuguese readers as well:

"To be a poet it's to be taller, it's to be greater

Than men! Biting as the one who kisses!

It's to be a beggar and give as if you were

King of the Kingdom of Pain and Beyond the Pain!

 

It's to have the splendor out of a thousand wishes

And do not even know what you wish!

It's to have here inside a flashing star,

It's to have claws and wings of a condor!

 

It's to be hungry, it's to have thirst of Infinite!

With helmet, mornings of gold and satin...

It's to condense the world into a single cry!

And it's love you so madly...

And it's you being soul, and blood and life in me...

And saying it singing to everybody!"

These pictures were taken in flea market (Feira da Ladra). You can find amazing bargains in there! 

These pictures were taken in flea market (Feira da Ladra). You can find amazing bargains in there! 

Picture taken in S.João Beach, just 20m away from Lisbon. 

Picture taken in S.João Beach, just 20m away from Lisbon. 


Espero que tenhas achado este post útil, se tiveres perguntas não hesites em deixá-las na secção dos comentários. / I hope you found this post useful, if you have questions don't hesitate to leave them in the comments section.

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