Wander around Baixa and Chiado districts
You can then stop by Cafe Manteigaria and grab an espresso and some of their incredibly delicious Pastel de Natas - egg custard tart topped off with a lot of cinnamon and a dash of sugar. Hands down, this could be the most delicious pastry we have ever tasted!
After this heavenly experience you can try to catch the iconic Tram 28, but we suggest this only if you do it in one of the first days of your arrival. This route will take you all around must visit places of Lisbon, but try to catch it very early in the morning or very late in the evening from one of the final stops (Martim Moniz or Campo Ourique) to avoid tourist crowds and get a chance to sit and admire the city views.
When you have built your appetite for the evening, head out to Time Out Market in Cais do Sodre. This is a place with the some of the best Lisbon's restaurants under it's roof, so you are sure to get to know the best foods & tastes of Lisbon. Grab a couple of plates from variety of restaurants, a glass of Vinho Verde, find a seat and enjoy. Here you can feel like a part of the bunch while people watching & even make some new friends! Oh, the benefits of large dining tables.. When you head back to the hotel, make sure to grab some more of the Pastel de Natas from the Time Out Market. Believe us, you will be thinking of them later on anyways..
[Travel tip - pack comfortable shoes. Lisbon is a city of 7 hills, so if you like to wander around, this is a must-have!]
Bohemian part of Lisbon - the Alfama district
After exploring the main tourist roads, we suggest to dive into the history and visit one of the oldest parts of Lisbon - the Alfama district. A picturesque place full of narrow streets and old houses with the original azulejos and bohemian vibe. For a romantic stroll and a fabulous view of Alfama & the Tagus river visit Miradouro de Santa Luzia - a terrace located by the church of Santa Luzia. Find a spot, sit back, relax and enjoy the architecture & do some people watching.
[Travel tip - Alfama is considered a place where to go to listen to a truly authentic Fado music. Visit Alfama later in the afternoon so you can leisurely wander through this part of the city and catch a performance late in the evening while enjoying a glass of red vine.]
Delicious evening at the hipster part of Lisbon - Alcantara
[Travel tip - if you plan to go to Dear Breakfast, be ready to wait in line. This place is very popular for locals and tourists alike, but it's definitely worth it!]
Escape Lisbon to visit Sintra
Breathe in the air of the ocean at Cascais
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