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Travel with Self-Care: Portugal Pt. 1.

Lisbon is currently one of the only places we can travel too, so we're here to make sure it's the perfect trip.

This guide will be divided into two parts;

Part 1 will cover Lisbon and day-trips from Lisbon and part 2 will cover the beautiful south side of the country.

Below you will find places to see, observations points, restaurants, coffee houses and much more!

Enjoy :)

Places to See

Alfama | Authentic and beautiful. Just walk around and explore the area.

Main points of interest are: the Lisbon Cathedral, the flea market and the Miradouro Das Portas Do Sol viewpoint.

Restaurant; Taberna Sal Grosso

Cafe; Pois cafe, Copenhagen Coffee Lab & Bakery

Castelo Sao Jorge | Beautiful scenic view of the whole city. Super recommended!

Chiado, Bairo Alto | Downtown shopping area. It's fun to walk around and explore. Don’t miss the beautiful Portuguese shop called A Vida Portuguese!

Real Principle | Beautiful gardens, stunning buildings.

Main points of interest are; Embaixada Building, Casa Pao Brasi.

Walk up to the Avenida Da Liberdade, the prestigious boulevard of Lisbon and then return to the area of Via Rossio Square.

Carmo Convent | A roofless monastery that was destroyed in an earthquake, interesting to see. The square right next to is also nice to have a coffee.

Belem | An area with a lot of history, very beautiful and interesting.

Points of interest; Belem Tower, Monument to the Discoveries

Berardo Museum

Museum of Modern Art

Maat | Worth seeing mostly from the outside. There is a nice walk along the river line up to the Praca De Comercio and Casa dos Bicos (museum of the Portuguese winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Jose Saramago).

The Expo ’98 National Pavilion by Albero Siza | Portugal's most famous architect.

LX Factory | Was the industrial area of the city, a cool area full of graffiti. On Sundays there is a flea market there with all kinds of cute stalls. Literature in Portugal is a big deal and there are stunning libraries all over the country. In the LX Factory you can find Ler Devagar, a bookshop with 2 levels & walls stacked high with shelves, plus a little coffee shop.

Museu Nacional do Azulejo | Museum on the history of the famous Portuguese tiles, super beautiful!

Gulbenkian Museum | A museum with charming gardens.

Sintra | A town about an hour's drive from Lisbon, famous for its palaces and magnificent buildings. Very beautiful and special.

Cascais | A cute beach town that is fun to walk around. Santa Maria Beach is really beautiful.

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego | A small museum building of Soto de Morea, the building is absolutely beautiful.

Ericeira | A fun and cute surfing town. Australian surfers meet Portuguese Grandmothers.

Observation points

Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen | An observation of the entire city center, a tough ascent but worth it. There is a nice place to sit upstairs, and also a convent with beautiful tiles.

Miradouro do Recolhimento | Very non-touristy, observation of Alfama.

Miradouro das Portas do Sol | The most beautiful and famous lookout, touristy but a must!

Basilica de Estrella | You can climb up to the roof at sunset, very very worthwhile!



Ze dos Cornos | Simple and family Portuguese food.

Casa India | Simple and family Portuguese food.

Dongfang | Chinese restaurant in an apartment of two Chinese. Ring a bell that says “China”.


Taberna da rua da Flores | A really tasty Portuguese place, you need to get there early because there is always a long queue.

Smoke from Santa Catarina | Modern Portuguese, great for dinner.

More Ramiro | Excellent seafood restaurant.

Afuri LX | Excellent ramen.

ZeroZero | A simple Italian in a beautiful courtyard.

Boa Bao | Nice Asian.

Dear breakfast | Perfect place for breakfast.


Cevicheria | Best ceviche in Lisbon!

Prado | The most beautiful restaurant, interesting contemporary Portuguese food and they also have a stunning deli next door where you can buy wine, Portuguese produce, etc.

SeaME | Great fish and seafood.

Avillez Canteen | Delicious and a pleasant atmosphere and has lots of other good restaurants in the city

Coffee Houses

Rooftop Bars

Going Out

Special thanks to Tamar Stienberg!

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