Friday, March 2, 2018

Lisbon Favorites List Two

A small list of places I enjoyed visiting on this last trip to Lisbon. I made sure to not overlap with my Favorites List from two years ago, so be sure to check that one out too if you have a trip coming up! There is a ton to do in Lisbon and the surrounding areas, and the best part is the elegant 'doing nothing.' Sitting around in cafes, sipping galais, taking in the people and architecture. We also hiked around the natural reserves in Sintra which was gorgeous and smelled so amazing, being covered in eucalyptus. If you have been on the fence about visiting Portugal- GO. So worth it.


List here!



A VIDA PORTUGUESA
A shop filled with all things made in Portugal, some more modern and some having withstood the test of time. Great place for gifts and meaningful souvenirs.

CHI CORAÇÃO
Portuguese loomed wool blankets in every color and almost as many patterns. The quality is fantastic and the prices are incredibly reasonable.

CAZA DAS VELLAS LORETO
The oldest candle producer in Portugal, still selling out of their antique hand crafted wood store front.

CAFÉ TATI
Lovely, causal cafe right next to the Mercado da Ribeira. A comfortable place to linger over a tea, read a magazine, and maybe have a snack.

MANTEIGARIA
I'm not sure I can decide which pasteis de nata I think are the best in the city (because they're all so good!), but these are definitely up there.

CONFEITARIA NACIONAL
So old and beautiful and filled with custom antique wooden cabinets and displays and a winding staircase and just makes my heart ache with gratitude that it's been preserved and not torn down and replaced with condos. The pastel de nata and cappuccino were nice too.

A TABACARIA
So tiny, but really cute. An old tobacco shop (like, a corner convenience store) turned mini bar where they've kept the old wooden counter display (noticing a theme?) and some fixtures but added a hipster bartender who turns out delicious drinks and plays fun music.

MUSEU NACIONAL DO AZULEJO
Kind of a must visit cause you know, Portugal and tiles, but I actually think the best part of this museum is the incredibly ornate church built into the building a long time ago (hundreds of years ago? It's old for sure). Also, the queen Dona Leonor is apparently buried here under the floors.

OCEANÁRIO DE LISBOA
Great aquarium! The walk around the waterside promenade is lovely too.

MUSEU CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN
The grounds of this museum are as appealing as the collections and offer many spots to get comfortable, read or journal, and possible sip on a coffee. An artful sanctuary in the middle of a busy city.

UNDER THE COVER
Outside the Gulbenkian museum you can find this tiny magazine shop which stocks all of the most fashionable international titles.

CASA DAS HISTORIAS
Not in Lisbon, but a short and enjoyable train ride away in Cascais. CDH is a beautiful building and has curated exhibits of Paula Rego and occasionally other artists' work. The gift shop is inspirational as well.

JARDIM DOS FRANGOS
If you're going out to Cascais stay for lunch or dinner and go to Jardim Dos Frangos for masterfully grilled chicken with piri piri oil. The best!

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