Day 1 - 15 Aug 2019
Content: We arrived to Lisbon by car and checked in at Dalma Old Suits with beautiful rooms, good location and really cute view. Rooms are very clean with a mini kitchen in case you want to have a meal at the place.
Content: We’ve started from this famous view point which has a great view on the Lisbon coast. It’s pretty close to the suits.
Content: Just next to we have found cartoon tunnel with history of Lisbon.
Content: Next we have decided to go to old town center by taking an old tram. Such a fun! TIP: Buy rechargeable tickets which works for trams, metro and even further trains to Sintra - it saves a lot of money as an individual tram ticket costs 3€. They are sold in different places, we got our in one of the metro stations. We decided to go to Casa Portuguesa, where you can get a Pastel de Bacalhau with a glass of wine to go or sit down. *You can get a passport there, which will take you through a different experience in the city. While visiting places you can collect the stamps and at the end you can be rewarded :)
Content: On the way back to hotel we decide to have a night walk and stop by Se de Lisboa to admire it by night.
Day 2 - 16 Aug 2019
Content: We started the day from visiting the main central square of Lisbon and the true heart of the city, also called as Placa de Rossio.
Content: Next we stopped by charming Conevnto. There are also spectacles done here and the night shows that have to be really nice. Although when we visited it there were bleachers inside that didn’t let us have the nice full view at the object. Entrance costs 5€.
Content: For lunch we decide to go to this lovely brunch. We really enjoyed the food, everything was so delicious and great service. To get a table you may need to wait in a not small queue but definitely worth it ;)
Content: Then we had a walk around the Market Square, which is one of the central squares in Lisbon. It’s full of history and today it’s one of the largest areas in Europe!
Content: We stopped by here to enjoy the famous Portuguese pastry*. So yummy! *They have few different names, depending on from which place they are coming ex. Pastel de Nata or Pastel de Belem (in English: custard tarts/ Portuguese egg tarts).
Content: At the end of the day we decided to visit this elevator. You can go up to enjoy a nice view. It is also so charming m by night! The entrance costs around 5,30€*. *Lisbon public transport cards such us Viva Viagem ( we bought that one to move around the city), can be used to ride elevators or cable cars, including the Elevador de Santa Justa.
Day 3 - 17 Aug 2019
Content: A good idea is to start the day with a guided tour with a cute vintage Fiat 500 car :) Better to book it in advance, link below. Also, they often stationate nearby Se Cathedral. (www.lalocomotivatours.com)
Content: Our next stop was Bica funicular, which is the most painteresque in Lisbon. The ride takes people up and down working as a lift but it’s mostly a tourist attraction.
Content: After that we stopped for lunch at nearby brunch. Recommend to do reservation before, as also you can find a queue to get in. Really cute place and all yummy :)
Content: Our last attraction of the day was Gloria lift. We walk all the street up, which is full of graffiti. At the top of the street there is the Mirador de San Pedro de Alcántara, where we enjoyed the the view on the city by sunset. There were also a food tracks and live music. It’s also a graded so you can have a nice walk around.
Content: We decided to go back for a dinner to restaurant that belongs to our hotel. Nice restaurant, great food and all so delicious. Really recommend it!
Day 4 - 18 Aug 2019
Content: We started the day by visiting very Instagrammable Pink street. Cute place, also known as Rua Nova do Carvalho, in addition to a cool pink tar carpet, you will find some cafes and bars where you can stop and enjoy your day or night. Although at the time we were there, all was closed.
Content: Our next stop was the LX Factory, which is a kind of flea market located on the remains of an old factory. It becomes so fashionable and it’s in less touristy zone of Lisbon but definitely worth visiting. It has shops and bars, as well as lately very famous bookshop in Lisbon called librería Ler Devagar.
Content: We also visited the iconic tower of Belem, which is one of famous landmarks in Lisbon! PS. It was Granted World Heritage Status by UNESCO and is one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. TIP: you can either have a walk along the coast to the next spot or rent a n electric scooter as we did. You can find them parked around the place.
Content: On the way back we stopped by MATT museum and we climb it’s rooftop, which is a great view point at Ponte 25 abril. You can also visit the museum, which focuses on three areas art, architecture, and technology - I’ve heard is cool. Ticket cost 6-9€ . Unfortunately we missed it , as they close at 7pm.
Content: For dinner we went to The B Temple, which I would say has best hamburgers in the city and the restaurant is so cool.
Day 5 - 19 Aug 2019
Content: On our last today we decided to visit beautiful Sintra, which is just 30km far from Lisbon. We took the train, as it’s the easiest way to arrive there. *You can use the same rechargeable ticket - just make sure you have enough credits (every time you pass it through a machine, it shows you how much credits are left). Sintra has about 8 beautiful castles. It might be difficult to see them all in one day, so recommend starting early in the morning to see as much as possible. Pick the most suitable bus option for you - depending on what castles you want to see. *There are few lines - each may take you to different castles. Alternatively you can use an Uber or go on food but bear in mind the distance between each castle is not small.
Content: Our first stop, Pena Palace which looks like a fairytale! It’s charming from inside out. You can visit it from inside by buying extended ticket, which we did. Thanks to that we got the access to a balcony with a nice view at all the castle. The palace is also surrounded by a garden, you can walk around. *TICKETS: there are many different options ( there are fees to enter each castle). You can buy a pack to visit all of them - the gets cheaper per castle. We decided to buy individual tickets at the entrance of each castle as we didn’t know how many of them we will be able to visit.
Content: The next stop, Monserrate Palace. Maybe our favorite? :) It’s one of the most beautiful mansions of Sintra. It’s mix of Arabic, Indian and Gothic styles, which go together and create a unique building. The icon of this place is the corridor, you can see it at the photo :) It also has a tropical garden which is amazing! The immense and type of the plans make you feel like you are somewhere far in an exotic place!
Content: The last stop, Quinta de Regaleira. We really liked this one too! A part of beautiful architecture, it has also amazing garden full of secret places ;)
Content: Unfortunately we,be missed Moorish Castle, as was too late and was situated a little bit farer from other castles. It looks like a mini version of Chinese walls and is definitely worth seeing. We definitely want to come back to see it! On the way back from the city center of Sintra to the train station we stopped by a beautiful Moorish fountain, where local people come to pick water daily. (to find the location type in Google Maps “Volta de Duche60”)
Content: When we got back to Lisbon city, we decide to end the day at Bairro Alto to enjoy the night atmosphere there. The next day in the morning we left the city. Lisbon is so beautiful and we really recommend it!