In my previous post I made a list of my favourite cafes (if you haven’t seen it, check it out here) and now it’s time to share with you my 5 favourite places. It was 10 times harder than choosing the cafes as Lisbon has so many lovely places (like most cities)! So without further ado, welcome to my second post in my “Top things to do in Lisbon” series (if you are new to my blog, this will be composed of three posts: If I could pick 5 Cafes; If I could pick 5 places and If I could pick 5 things to eat). These are my top places my dears:
This is the heart of the city! There is so much to see around here like the lift (elevator de Santa Just a) or the cute trams or Praça do Rossio (among so many other things!). Enjoy a nice stroll around all the shops (from big chains like H&M or little traditional cafes and craft shops) – it’s such a cute area!
♥ Praça do Comércio
Situated by rio Tejo (Tagus river), this square is filled with cafes and street performers. This is technically still Baixa but I thought I had to mention it separately because it’s such a nice area. Walk down Rua Augusta to get here and have a drink at Ribeira das Naus café! The view is amazing!
Note: second picture is not mine.
Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon – and one of the prettiest! Here you can walk around the cute little streets or visit Castelo de São Jorge. You won’t regret the view. Speaking of view, one of my favourite spots is the Miradouro das Portas do Sol (a beautiful viewpoint in Alfama). Don’t forget to visit Chapito while you’re around!
♥ Bairro Alto
This is a great place to go during the day but it comes alive at night. With the biggest concentration of bars in Lisbon, it’s the heart of the city’s nightlife! Unfortunately I didn’t go to Bairro Alto the last time I went to Lisbon so didn’t have any pictures *sad face*. Got a couple from Pinterest just for you though ♥ :
Famous for it’s tower (Torre de Belém) and right by the river, this area is a must see! There are a few things to do around here like seeing the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the stunning Padrão dos Descobrimentos or eating the mouth-watering Pastel de nata (will add more about these on the next post!).
Wow, choosing 5 places took me much longer than expected! I couldn’t write this post without saying that Lisbon has many more beautiful spots and that you should try and explore them as much as you can. I hope you enjoyed it!
Lots of love,