LISBON TOP 10!
Welcome to LISBON! We really love this city, so we would like to share with you a few locations you must visit while you are staying in the seven hills city.
1. Jardim do Princípe Real
If you are in the mood to chill out for a bit and just enjoy the fresh air, check out this green spot in the middle of the city. The distinctive feature of this garden it the old cypress right in the middle of the garden, being the focal point. There is an organic farmer market on Saturdays and numerous restaurants and bars around it.
2. Rossio Square / Praça D. Pedro IV
This large square in downtown gathers stores, restaurants, coffees, a magnificent theatre (D. Maria II Theatre) and a beautiful train station. Around the square, you will also find many companies providing city tours.
3. Avenida da Liberdade
This is the most iconic (and expensive!) avenue in Lisbon. It extends for approximately 1.5km, connecting the Marquês de Pombal roundabout with the Rossio Square. Throughout the avenue, you have wide sidewalks with abundant trees so feel free to stroll down the road looking at the stores and stopping by the coffees, just relaxing and enjoying the view.
4. Jardim Botânico de Lisboa
Lisbon’s Botanical Garden is a National Monument since 2010. It congregates plant species from all over the world, with the initial purpose of supporting the academic research on Botany, as early as the 1870s. It includes species from New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan, and South America. It is open every day except Christmas Day and New Years Day.
5. Natural History and Science National Museum
The Museum building was used by the Faculty of Science of Lisbon University from 1911 to 1978. Since 2011 it houses the Natural History and Science Museum as well as several investigation offices and laboratories. Opened from Tuesday to Sunday.
6. Praça do Comércio
Do not forget the central Lisbon square with the iconic D. José I statue. Through the buildings around the square, you have several restaurants and coffees. Visit the Lisboa Story Centre to known more about Lisbon History and the Arco da R. Augusta for an amazing view (get the bundle ticket)!
Now the food! We recommend these which have been personally selected by our team and have the applause of many guests:
7. Pizzeria Zero Zero
For an Italian Meal in Lisbon don’t miss this pizzeria. It has an amazing terrace, perfect for spring and summer lunches and drinks.
8. Mercearia do Século
Typical Portuguese food with a modern twist. Closed Mondays & Sundays. Opened for dinners.
9. Bettina & Niccolo Corallo
One of the Best Pastry Shops in Lisbon. For a bit of indulgent hot chocolate or sweets, perfect for any time of the day. It is closed on Sundays.
10. Padaria Portuguesa – Principe Real
For nice and budget breakfasts, snacks and quick meals. Fantastic bread and sandwiches. Opens every day from 07:00 to 21:00.
Well, above all we hope you enjoy your stay and leave feeling that you’ll be coming back! If you liked your stay and the guest support leave us a comment or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
— The UAU Team