Lisbon: The Ultimate Guide to Explore Lisbon
Lisbon has many secrets and fun facts that are unknown to most people. Known by its style and rich history, it’s Portugal’s first city. If you’re planning a trip to Portugal’s capital, take a look at our favorite places to stay, shop and eat.
Where to Stay in Lisbon
Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
This hotel is a renovated townhouse in the center of Portugal’s capital. Composed of 19 rooms and suites, this sophisticated hotel will take you on an incredible experience. You will fall in love with every corner of this hotel, the architecture, the exquisite details, the lovely colors and the rich atmosphere makes it one of the best places to stay.
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is one modern and stylish hotel, located in one of the most attractions in Lisbon. It is completely renovated, and it has 518 rooms, divided by standard rooms, executive rooms, and suites. In this hotel you can also enjoy the Spa by Corinthia Hotel, that presents an exclusive collection from world-renowned spa and skincare.
The Eurostars Museum is a 5-start hotel located in a historic building in one of the most iconic places: Alfama. The contemporary decoration speaks for itself telling the history of the past of this hotel. In other words, this hotel features a permanent archaeological exhibition! On Sundays, they have guided tours, so take this into consideration if you want to visit it.
What To Visit in Lisbon
Belém Tower was built in the 16th century to defend the city. This is one of the most emblematic monuments of the history of Portugal and definitely a must-see. This architectural gem combines history and beauty in the most elegant way, and is even classified by UNESCO as “Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”
The Maat (Museum of Architecture, Art and Technology) is a space where you can see, discover and think about these three things. It presents itself as a new cultural center that hosts national and international exhibitions with contributions by contemporary artists, architects, and thinkers.
The majestic religious building is one of the most decorative churches in the country. It is designed in Manueline style with touches of Gothic and Renaissance.
Santa Justa Lift
Santa Justa Lift is truly a work of art that carries passengers up the steep hill from the Baixa district to the Largo do Carmo and the ruins of the Carmo church. It is decorated with stunning neo-gothic arches and geometric patterns.
LX Factory is the most iconic “market” street that you can find in Lisbon. There’s a mix of culture with food and beverage that really captivates all guests to enter. The old factory look within the cosmopolitan lifestyle became a tourism spot that you can’t miss.
Where to Eat and Drink in Lisbon
SEEN Restaurant & Bar is located in Avenida da Liberdade and it’s a trendy and cosmopolitan space. The concept has come from the other side of the Atlantic (Brazil), where lives its “brother”- SEEN São Paulo. The restaurant is inspired in Art Déco idealized by the architect Sidney Quintela, that choose to use velvet, patterns, and lines from the ’30s.
SUD Lisboa comprises two magnificent realities: SUD Lisboa Hall for events and SUD Lisboa Terrazza for food, drinks and lounging by the infinity pool, probably the most ‘Instagrammed’ in Lisbon, both boasting panoramic views over the Tagus River. The SUD Lisboa concept, despite its unique and charming characteristics that were conceived to take advantage of the stunning Tagus riverscape, is a very international and millennial project. Based on a Mediterranean-inspired cuisine by Chef Patrick Lefeuvre, SUD Lisboa Terrazza is the place to be.
JNcQUOI ASIA opened in July 2019 and has four areas: a bar, restaurant, sushi bar, and terrace. Here can experience flavors from India, Siam, China, and Japan. This is a place that tells the story of these countries through food and design. JncQuoi design combines striking shades of red, gold and green with materials such as velvet, wood, and leather.
Where to Shop in Lisbon
Fashion Clinic is the only multi-brand luxury store in Lisbon offering both men and women pieces. Here you can find luxury brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, Tom Ford, Balmain, and Christian Louboutin.
Casa do Passadiço New Showroom
Casa do Passadiço is known for forming the visual inside stores for fashion brands, like Aquazzura. Recently they opened a new showroom that showcases a refined selection of vintage and contemporary pieces and designer’s own exclusive furniture collections.
Words by Rita Archer