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Lisbon

I've always wanted to visit the Portuguese capital. Lisbon looked so beautiful in all the pictures. But I didn't really know what to expect there. So I was all the happier when, in addition to the wonderful views, I enjoyed the most delicious food, met open-minded people and experienced a fantastic atmosphere in Lisbon.

01/06/2022

dear(travel)diary,

I like to measure how much I like a city by how well I could imagine living there. And there are actually quite a few cities. In a European comparison, the Nordic cities of Copenhagen and Oslo tend to take first place for me, although these two cities now have to share the spot with a southern city. Because Lisbon is one of the most liveable cities I've been to!

In the few days I spent in Lisbon, I could literally picture myself having breakfast with friends in cute cafés at the weekend, eating in one of the good restaurants after work or simply admiring the view over the city with a drink in a bar. Of course, a little stroll through the beautiful streets and lying on the beach are also part of this idea...

So that you can share in my little daydream, I'd like to show you what awaits you in Lisbon!

xx Chiara

Overview:


What to see & discover

  1. Enjoy views over the city: Miradouro de St. Luzia, Recolhimento viewpoint and Elevador de St. Justa
  2. Insider tip: EmbaiXada and view from the Jardim do Príncipe Real
  3. Lisbon's trademark: The streetcar
  4. My favorite memory: Trip to the Christo Rei statue
  5. The perfect photo motif: The flower wall at the Museum of St. Anthony and the pink Rua Nova do Carvalho
  6. Something a little more alternative: LX Factory
  7. Get to know the corners of Belém
  8. Outside Lisbon: Palácio Nacional da Pena


Where to eat

I have rarely (or perhaps never) eaten as well on a city trip as I did in Lisbon. Although we also have our friends to thank for that, who were with us in Lisbon and knew their way around. They took us to the best restaurants, cafés and bars! I've put together a list of Lisbon's culinary highlights so that you can get to know them, too:


Where to sleep

As we were traveling by van, we chose a parking space. Unfortunately, camping and parking spaces in cities are often a bit more expensive, but not good. We therefore chose the cheapest and yet well-rated alternative at Park4Night: The campsite at the Fábrica Braço de Prata.

There are also regular cool events on the factory grounds and everyone was very friendly. The pitch itself was perfectly adequate. However, it was a bit noisy due to the streets around it and the sanitary facilities were unfortunately really disgusting. That's why we didn't feel quite so comfortable. However, it was by far the cheapest pitch (€25 per night) and we were only in the van to sleep anyway.


Costs

  • Pitch for 2 nights: 50€
  • Bus one way: 2€ per person (total 8€ per person)
  • Food and drink in total for 2 people (we only ate out and tried a lot): 200€
  • Parking: 6€



I have put together a list of all the places on Google Maps.

You can find the list here.


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