Welcome to Lisbon! Hope it’s not too hot, but if it is, find a terrace with an umbrela (or more, on the Pink Street) and have a cold beer.

Let’s stroll a bit through the streets and neighbourhoods, starting from the Cais do SodrĂ© station:

  • From the train station you can head towards the Pink Street (if you’re not already having a beer there), and explore the bars and restaurants; slowly head westwards to CafĂ© Janis for a great brunch (that is if you want to avoid the overly touristy Time Out Market, though in some evenings they have nice dancing events there)
  • Onward to Elevador da Bica (national monument), a funicular built in th 19th century, and before you hop on it (or walk on the pavement on the steep street), take an espresso from Baobá CafĂ© Bica, you’ll need it
  • After that, climb a little more (it’s worth it!) to Miradouro de Santa Catarina – beautiful viewpoint towards the river and Ponte 25 de Abril (any miradouro – viewpoint – in Lisbon is worth a visit, especially the ones that are not easy to reach); the Museu da Farmácia is just a breath away
  • Two more places await towards Campo de Orique: Taberna Portuguesa and the mill, for a coffee refill; Senhor Uva is a havenly wine spot and it’s very close to Jardim da Estrela, a nice park
  • Onward east! Many taco places in Lisbon, yet Taco Locoo is in top 3, then up and down on the Lisbon hills you can get to Fauna & Flora – Anjos, a beautiful brunch place, and if you want something more dirty: cut your pizza with the scissors at Retrogusto experience
  • On your way to another amazing mexican restaurant, stop for a bit at Praça Olegário Mariano to admire the mural; back to eating: Las Gringas has probabily one of the best menus in Lisbon, nothing disappointed my taste buds: gringas, gringuitas, tacos, and don’t forget to have a cold Rooibos Tea
  • Heading down towards the center, ZĂ© da Mouraria is an amazing traditional restaurant, and you will need the energy with all the ups-and-downs in this city
  • And wecome to Alfama! The oldest neighbourhood, filled with historical buildings and fado restaurants; try to find your way to Miradouro das Portas do Sol, then eat: Bohemia Lx SĂ© (make a reservation for the fado), have a drink with some live music at Tejo Bar and eat some more at BasĂ­lio
  • After this, head towards the river, at Praça do ComĂ©rcio and admire the pillars in the river, have some rest, take a deep breath
  • Then head back into the crowd towards Rossio metro station, this part is filled with pedestrian-only roads, restaurants and shops; you can have a small overview from Elevador de Santa Justa, but find your way to walk up there, it’s not worth taking the lift
  • If you’re tired from all the traditional foods and drinks, have a taste of Asia at Panda Cantina, one of the best ramen places in Europe; don’t let the queue fool you, it’s definitely worth the wait
  • Praça Dom Pedro IV is another busy place to visit, and you can walk again towards the river to Baixa-Chiado metro station, follow the crowd then ditch them for a beer at Delirium CafĂ© Lisboa
  • Wether it’s already morning or afternoon for you, Dear Breakfast – Chiado is the perfect place for a breakfast or brunch in the area
  • And from there, Barrio Alto is just a few streets away, it is filled with boutiques and cafes, as well as with taverns and clubs, so it’s gonna be very lively in the evenings
  • I’ll finish this tour with more places to drink at: COPA Lisboa and Comida Independente

Other streets and places to stroll or even run around:

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