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.

Royal Suite at  Verride Palácio Santa Catarina in Lisbon
Royal Suite at Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
Photos Courtesty of Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
Royal Suite at  Verride Palácio Santa Catarina in Lisbon
Royal Suite at Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
Photos Courtesty of Verride Palácio Santa Catarina

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.

Eurostars Museum

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.

Eurostars Museum Entryway in Lisbon
Eurostars Museum Entryway
Photo Courtesy of Eurostarts Museum Hotel
 Eurostars Museum Bedroom in Lisbon
Eurostars Museum Bedroom
Photo Courtesy of Eurostarts Museum Hotel

What To Visit in Lisbon


Belém Tower

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.”

Belem Tower
Belem Tower
Photo by Alex Paganelli on Unsplash

Maat Museum

Maat Museum in Lisbon
Maat Museum
Photo by Dessy Dimcheva on Unsplash

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.

Jerónimos Monastery

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.

Jerónimos Monastery
Jerónimos Monastery
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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.

Santa Justa Lift
Santa Justa Lift
Photo by Kit Suman on Unsplash

LX Factory

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

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.

Seen Bar
Seen Bar
Photo Courtesy of Seen Restaurant & Bar
 Seen Restaurant
Seen Restaurant
Photo Courtesy of Seen Restaurant & Bar

SUD Lisboa

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.

Sud Terraza
Photo Courtesy of SUD Lisboa
Sud Terraza
Photo Courtesy of SUD Lisboa

JNcQUOI ASIA

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.

 Entryway JNcQUOI ASIA
Entryway JNcQUOI ASIA
Photo Courtesy of Amorim Luxury Group
Terrace at JNcQUOI ASIA
Terrace at JNcQUOI ASIA
Photo Courtesy of Amorim Luxury Group
 Sushi Bar at JNcQUOI ASIA
Sushi Bar at JNcQUOI ASIA
Photo Courtesy of Amorim Luxury Group
Cocktail Bar at JNcQUOI ASIA
Cocktail Bar at JNcQUOI ASIA
Photo Courtesy of Amorim Luxury Group

Where to Shop in Lisbon


Fashion Clinic

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.

Fashion Clinic Store in Lisbon
Photo by Fashion Clinic

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.

New showroom in lisbon
New Casa do Passadiço Showroom
Photos Courtesy of Casa do Passadiço
New showroom in lisbon
New Casa do Passadiço Showroom
Photos Courtesy of Casa do Passadiço
New showroom in lisbon
New Casa do Passadiço Showroom
Photos Courtesy of Casa do Passadiço

Words by Rita Archer


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