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Lisbon - TWISPER destination guide
The experience guide to

Lisbon

A sea of terracotta roofs, a labyrinth of steep, cobbled alleyways, intricate gothic architecture, a landmark bridge over the Rio Tejo… you could happily visit Lisbon for the picture-perfect views alone. But the Portuguese capital’s got many more hidden gems to offer, from culture to cuisine.

The best way to experience Lisbon? On foot and by tram, stopping to admire the views from the many miradouros, or viewpoints, along the way. You’ll have calves of steel by the time you’ve conquered the hill up to the ancient São Jorge Castle, but you’ll also have a camera roll full of spectacular snaps.

Lisbon is home to several different neighborhoods with their own individual charms and unique experiences. Stroll around Alfama for a rainbow of azulejo-tiled buildings. Explore Belém for its monuments and its pastries; head to Bairro Alto for the nightlife; Chiado and Baixa for shopping and a lift up to the top of Santa Justa Elevator to save your legs. Keep your eyes peeled for street art throughout your trip – Lisbon is renowned for it.

Lisbon - TWISPER destination guide

YOUR LISBON BUCKET LIST

01.

Take the tram

Number 28, to be exact, for an authentic local experience and a panoramic city tour in one

02.

Experience the culture

Listening to traditional Fado at Adega Machado

03.

Escape for the day to

Sintra and Cascais, for mesmerizing architecture and magical natural landscapes

04.

Feast on

Pasteis de nata from the iconic Pastéis de Belém

05.

Drink up

The local cherry liqueur, ginjinha, ideally sipped from a shot glass in the street

06.

Take in the views

From the city’s countless spectacular miradouros

07.

Lose yourself in

The winding, hilly, beautifully tiled and colorful streets of Alfama

To try out

Where to eat

Cais da Pedra

Relaxed riverside restaurant serving up modern twists on delicious Portuguese classics.

Boa-Bao

Indulge in your favorite Asian dishes at this incredibly popular restaurant in Chiado.

Lost In

Escape to this enchanting oasis of peace for beautiful rooftop views and great fusion food.

Where to sleep

The Lumiares

Vibrant 5* hotel and spa in Bairro Alto with a rooftop bar. Ideal for a party or a relaxing stay!

Pestana CR7 Lisboa

Lifestyle hotel in collaboration with Ronaldo, located in the heart of Lisbon historic center.

Palácio Belmonte

Staying here feels like sleeping in a museum – a stunning 15th century building filled with art!

Where to drink

Café A Brasileira

Grab a bica (coffee) local style at this legendary café that has been serving since the 1800s.

Topo Martim Moniz

Chic and unpretentious rooftop bar, ideal for drinks with a panoramic view of Lisbon.

Pensão Amor

Eclectically decorated bar with fantastic cocktails and a unique atmosphere.

By TWISPER

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