I'm going to be in Lisbon a lot over the next month staying in the centre of town. Looking for recomendations for decent places to eat, things to do in the evening during the week.
All input and recomendations greatly appreciated.
I had a nice meal at Chapito. Nice views down over the city and good food. I also enjoyed strolling round Belem, lots of museums etc. and a bit of a change from the city centre (pretty much the exact opposite of Alfama). All in all it's just a lovely city to wander round and get lost in. The beer's pretty average though.
Thanks - Belem sounds like its worth a visit. The home of the Pastel de nata I gather?
Lisbon's a lovely place. Belem is good, and so is Parque das Nacoes. Castelo de Sao Jorge is worth climbing - good views. You MUST go for a drink in Pavilhao Chines - that whole Bairro Alto area should cater for your evenings well enough.
Heading to Lisbon for the first time in Sept.
Any other tips?
Heading to Lisbon next week. I like drinking wine in small dingy bars, looking at nice buildings, and running. Tips of things to do and running routes?
Allow extra time to be distracted by the designs in the cobbled streets.
looking for tips - best areas to stay? best places to eat? walks/museums?
Hi there, you staying in hotel or AirBnb? Any food criteria to be considered?
Area that i would recommend to stay would be in Avenida da Liberdade area, expensive but super central.
5 de Outubro, Avenidas Novas, Roma and Alvalade also nice areas to look for hotels or accommodation.
Best Ibis (cheap hotel chain, comparable to Travel Lodge) https://www.google.pt/maps/place/Hotel+ibis+Lisboa+Liberdadeemail@example.com,-9.150316,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x5a04baf4b8adde57?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjwlqPyw6PSAhVH6xoKHZbKCbAQ_BII6gEwHg
is dead smack in central Lisbon, but in one of the nicest/expensive/quietest neighborhoods ever.
Walks there a lot to do, you can walk a lot nearby the river side and get lost there quite easily. Prepare yourself to climb and descend quite a lot... LIsbon is know as the 7 Hills city for a reason.
Places to eat there's a ton and nowadays we're refurbishing the old markets to be something more similar with the Spitafields market, a mix of food and traditional stalls and shops. Mercado da Ribeira has a lot of restaurants inside with everything at a reasonable price.
Drop me an PM if you want more info and if you want to meet up while you here
I have a Lonely Planet Lisbon guide you can have for free if you like?
Hi, you a lot of nice places to eat cheap or expensive, you can go to bairro alto ( bars restaurants stores) Lx factory (bars restaurants stores),Pink Street (rua cor de rosa), Alfama (restaurants with fado) in Rossio you can go to Casa do Alentejo an drink a ginginha (licor) in the other side of the river you catch a boat "cacilheiro" and eat cheap, places to see Cristo Rei nice view, Castelo de S. jorge Torre de Belem,Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos then go for a Pastel de nata buy inside its faster to avoid the long line awaiting, get the 28 electrico, Miradouro de Santa Catarina, Sé de Lisboa, Praça do Comercio, MAAT, Basilica da Estrela, if you want to go for a sandy beach go to Costa da Caparica you can get a bus in Cacilhas. If you need more info please ask.
Helder from Almada, Portugal
Off in October on a ‘stag’ weekend though it will be pretty civilised. Only seven of us and I think many of us are just looking forward to getting some kip.
Looking for a few decent, buzzy, €30-40 a head, restaurant recommendations please.
Everyone is pretty into food and good wine.
Central Lisbon? For that amount of money you can go to seafood restaurants. Unless you fancy Michellin star experiences, you can get pretty much a really nice meal anywhere in Lisbon.
Do you guys prefer seafood, fish or meat dishes? It will help quite a lot recommending based on prefer dishes
Any good riding around Lisbon? Heading there this weekend and hoping to rent a road bike for a day.
Quite a few. You can ride up to Sintra Castle and coming down from the other side of Cascais. Monsanto is also nice.
Any current recommendations for particularly good food or bars with live music worth checking out? Heading for 6 days next week. Cheers
Head towards bairro alto, there was a few places with live music and plenty of good bars.
Sorry its been so long, can't remember any specific names.
Gonna resurrect this thread as I'm heading to Lisbon and porto in a couple of weeks. Looking for any recommendations
Am off there next week for wedding anniversary. Apart from Bel Canto for celebration meal, and Pasteis de Belem we have not much planned.
So also keen to see suggestions. Bairro Alto has been recommended by a Portuguese friend.
I've just googled blecanto. Looks amazing
The pasteis are a given. I'm looking forward to it as i've never been to portugal
From a visit a few years ago:
I'm not sure if I'd queue for Pastéis de Belém. They weren't much better than some of the others I had. Think I preferred Fábrica da Nata as it was just a bit more relaxed.
LX Factory was a cool little area, the food court on the top floor of El Corte Inglès was unexpectedly very good if you're nearby. Timeout Market, although obviously very touristy, is worth a visit.
Thanks for the recommendations.
Doing a bit of research seemed to say the same about Pastéis de Belém so might try out one of the other places.
A friend from Lisbon gave a tip for Belem. Don’t queue for takeaway, go inside and get a table, have a coffee and a tart and grab some more to takeaway. Will find if this works tomorrow…
When I was there it was rammed for takeaway and inside.
Will hope to try a few locations
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