The Ultimate Travel Guide to Lisbon

Lisbon Travel Guide

Lisbon is clearly having a moment. And I get it. It’s reasonably priced, easily accessible, and the food is amazing. There’s old world European charm mixed with Latin flavor. As always, I did EXHAUSTIVE research before my trip—below, you’ll find a Lisbon Travel Guide that is a combination of places I went to, and places I didn’t have time for (but were still highly recommended.) Questions? You know where to find me. If you’re looking to add a few beach days to your Lisbon trip, head south to the Algarve region with its stunning beaches and rugged coastline.


Cervejaria Ramiro: most famous resto in Lisbon; local-favored seafood join. best meal we had

Cantinho Do Avillez: Jose Avillez’s casual resto; he’s prob the most well-known chef in Portugal

100 Maneiras: tasting menu; highly regarded; michelin

Taberna 1300 at LX Factory: farm-to-table; delicious; go for lunch

Palacio Chiado: a luxury ‘food court’ in a former royal palace; amazing concept & great food.

JNcQUOI: very cool concept shop; resto + shopping in one

TimeOut Market: huge food hall w/all of Lisbon’s best under one roof

A Tasca do Chico: go for live fado; always a wait, but worth it; super authentic & intimate

Sky Bar at Tivoli Avenida Liberdade: great for rooftop drinks

Red Frog: amazing speakeasy. worth the wait

Park Bar: trendy rooftop bar on top of a parking garage; go for sunset

best rooftop bars in lisbon

Amazing views from the rooftop bar at Tivoli Avenida Liberdad.


Vintage Lisbon Tour: our hotel arranged ours; highly recommend

LX Factory: awesome hipster outdoor factory w/shops, restos, cafes, bars

A Vida Portuguese: the BEST boutique; you’ll want everything

São Jorge Castle: take the Tram 28; historic castle on a hilltop, gorgeous views

A Ginjinha: shots of authentic Ginjinha, the famous cherry liqueur

pena palace sintra

Pena Palace in Sintra is a must-visit. Instagram eye candy.

Belem: spend 1/2 day here; go for Pasteis de Belem, best Portuguese pastries

Sintra: do a day trip or overnight

Palácio de Seteais: amazing hotel in Sintra; former 18th century palace

Pena Palace: gorgeous colorful castle in Sintra; v instagrammy

Sintra Village: super cute village to walk around & grab coffee

Castelo dos Mouros: Moorish castle in Sintra

pena palace sintra portugal

The King and Queen. Trying my hardest to forget about Matts aggressive beard moment.


Barrio Alto: hipster area with lots of bars/nightlife

Aflama: oldest district; charming cobblestone streets

Príncipe Real: chic residential area; 19th century mansions, galleries

Baixa: the heart of Lisbon; traditional neighb w/shopping & museums

Chiado: trendy & upscale w/bars, cafes, shopping

Agenda Liberdad: major boulevard with high-end shopping; Lisbon’s version of 5th Ave
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade (hotel we stayed at; I’d highly recommend it)

lx factory lisbon

LX Factory. So hipster. So Instagrammable.


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  • Megan R
    June 19, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Lindsay!

    Do you have any recommendations on where to stay in Lisbon as well? Heading that way next month!

    Thanks again,

    • Lindsay Silberman
      July 2, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      I stayed at Tivoli Avenida Liberdad and really liked it! I’ve also heard amazing things about Verride Palacio Santa Catarina


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