Lisbon Travel Guide

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Not to be missed on the culinary tour of Portugal: chicken with spicy piri piri sauce. Bonjardim is the destination for this traditional chicken dish. For the full experience make sure to order a side of creamed spinach and french fries and wash it all down with cold vinho verde.
+351 21 342 4389 | Travessa de Santo Antão 11 & 12
Tendinha do Rossio 
This tiny cafe is located on Rossio Square, a central meeting point for locals and one of the oldest areas of Lisbon. Duck in here after sightseeing for a traditional pasteis de bacalhao (codfish cake) and a glass Portuguese vinho verde.
Praça Dom Pedro IV 6

Cervejaria Ramiro
Prepare to wait in line, and then prepare to eat your weight in seafood. Once you finally get in, the place is completely abuzz with diners enjoying their meal and you are super excited because soon that will be you, and you have seen firsthand some of the live seafood offering through the giant tanks in the windows. Here are a few options: Clams in butter and garlic. Sea snails or shrimp in butter and garlic. The most buttery toast you have ever had in your life. Any of the crab preparations. Lobster. Butter. Diet is off tonight.
+351 21 885 1024 | Av. Almirante Reis nº1

We stumbled upon Gambrinus totally by accident. But let me tell you, it was a happy accident. This is an old school fine dining establishment with excellent service and even better food, primarily featuring the bounty from the sea. When the leader of our food tour walked us by this place and found out we had already eaten there, he began referring to us Bill and Hillary Clinton because (I guess??) politicians are known for dining there. We laughed.
+35 1 213.421.466 | R. das Portas de Santo Antão 23


Grapes & Bites
This wine bar has a great selection of Portuguese wines and ports. Grab a little snack to go along with your exploratory beverages, like toasts with pumpkin jam or prosciutto.
+35 1 213.460.912 | R. do Norte 83

Hot Club Portugal
Hot Club is the first Jazz club created in Portugal and is acclaimed worldwide as an important and influential foundation, both in terms of performance and education. With jam sessions and concerts happening several times a week, this intimate venue is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail and let the music carry you away.
+35 213.460.305 | Praça da Alegria, 48


Santa Justa Lift
Head to the Santa Justa Lift on a clear day for a photo opp and to enjoy expansive views of the city of Lisbon and the coastline.

Belem is a parish in the southwest of Lisbon. It is here that you will find the legendary bakery, Pasteis de Belém, which serves up the iconic Pastel de Nata, a tiny spiced custard tart which is the national pastry of Portugal. It's a little frantic inside the bakery, but a visit here is well worth the chaos.

Belém is full to the brim with cultural and historical sites. Some places to explore:

For less than 5€, get yourself a ticket to Sintra, which is 40 minutes away by train from the Rossió station. This little mountainside town is brimming with... castles! Once you're there, head into the tourism office to procure a map of the area. This will help you chart out which parks, castles, and gardens to explore and in what order. Getting around is easy because there are buses running constantly between the various sites. Between castles, be sure to stop into Café A Piriquita for coffee and sweet puff pastries called travesseiros. Then proceed up the mountain to the next castle. 

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