Bom dia, Portugal!
Lisbon has been on our radar for quite some time now. Well, it’s kinda on everyone’s radar since it’s one of the most talked about cities in Europe for the moment. After Fabian went there a few weekends ago to visit a friend living there, it’s clear why. It’s simply a great town.
It’s hard to put a label on Lisbon. Is it the new Barcelona? The next Berlin? Not at all, but at the same time maybe a bit of both, hence why it’s so hard to pin it down. What we do know is that it’s a vibrant city with a lot of creative and exciting things going on. A non-pretentious community, an exploding and really interesting food scene, and a come-as-you-are kind of nightlife—simply a good time in every direction. So for a couple of days, Fabian got to walk around the seven hills of Lisbon, just taking it all in for the first time. But definitely not the last.
Some Lisbon nuggets:
Pistola & Corazon
If you like Mexican food, then this taqueria is the place for you. Not only do they serve the best tacos in Lisbon, they do it together with a vibrant and easy-going atmosphere. Expect to wait a while to be seated, but that’s okay since you can have a drink in the street while you pass the time.
Rua de Boavista 16, Lisbon
Ciné Society outdoor cinema
Enjoy a cult classic together with friends and some ice cold drinks in one of Lisbon’s most iconic spots. This outdoor cinema is just one of kind and the demand for tickets is high, so book your spot to make sure you don’t miss out.
Terraços do Carmo, Lisbon
Fábrica Coffee Roasters
This hipster-chic cafe was created with the mission to bring genuine specialty coffee to Portugal. With a farm-to-cup philosophy, they’ll provide you with pure and unaltered coffee from their producers’ farms in Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Guatemala. This is a must stop if you love coffee and need to rest your legs after walking around in the hills of Lisbon. Also a good spot for breakfast or a quick lunch.
Rua das Flores 63, Lisbon
Enjoy a sunny afternoon or bring a date to look at the stars together at this rooftop bar located on top of a … parking garage? Okay, why not? With its 180º views of Lisbon, this is a nice but not so well-kept secret. If you’re totally sick of other tourists you better stay away. If not, take the elevator to the top floor (there are no signs). Park serves a lunch and dinner menu that leans toward healthy cuisine, but we all know you come here to cool down with a cold beverage.
Calçada do Combro 58, Lisbon