When Joe and I visited beautiful Lisbon last month we didn’t intend on making any city guides or any additional blog posts from our trip. As we created a vlog and got some outfit shots, we wanted to allow enough time to soak up the city, without always having to worry about getting the perfect shot or just enjoying the moment. But, organically as it happened- I managed to acquire a handful of shots of the city and thought it rude to not put a little something together with a few of the places we managed to squeeze in!
Anyway on to the city! Lisbon was absolutely beautiful. It oozed so many different elements and pockets to it; from traditional European balcony builds with grand architecture and tiling, to gridded San-Francisco style streets with their trams and street art- to even occasionally oozing a New York feel too nearer Alcantara. It was such a vibrant, colourful and warm city- and I was continually blown away by the mixture of old and modern contemporary buildings and culture and seriously cannot wait to visit again to tick more off of my list.
LX Factory: One of our ‘must visits’ whilst in Lisbon was LX Factory- a converted warehouse now filled with independent shops, cafes and art dealers. We stopped by Wish to look at the gorgeous gifts (and sample a pastel da nata in their cafe) and the infamous Ler Devagar bookshop- which although seemed to be largely Portuguese was absolutely stunning inside.
R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300 Lisboa, Portugal
Louça A Kilo: If you’re not big on home-ware this probably won’t be top of your priorities, but for the amount of gorgeous ceramics and crockery they had in here (for such reasonable prices too- it deserved a mention! There are definitely more traditional ceramic stores across the city, but this had some beautiful Anthropologie inspired bits but at a cut of the price! Just try getting them home…
1200 203, R. Capelo 16, Lisboa, Portugal
Mercado da Ribeira: Oh my god, this place. Hosted in one of the biggest market spaces in the city, Time Out has converted the location into one huge foodie hang out, with pop ups from some of Lisbon’s most loved restaurants and cafes inside. So, whether you’re after delicious seafood, ramen, the best ice cream from Santini or even a burger or vegan treat- this place has it all (and amazing communal dining too)!
Av. 24 de Julho 49, Portugal
A Vida Portuguesa: If you’re after some seriously special local souvenirs, then look no further than this gem. With everything from handmade soaps (in the most beautiful packaging), kitchenware, wines and foods- there’s something for everyone- and you’ll be hard pushed to leave empty handed.
R. Anchieta 11, 1200-023 Lisboa, Portugal
To.B To Burger or not to Burger: I know Lisbon is well known for it’s amazing seafood, but after stumbling across this little burger joint (and then seeing that Carrie mentioned it too)- we couldn’t resist! The burgers were absolutely delicious (the veggie burger had fresh grilled veg and mozzarella) and there were so many options (plus I hear they do ace cocktails too)!
R. Capelo 24, 1200-442 Lisboa, Portugal
Pastéis de Belém: Finally, I couldn’t not include the best place to get the magical little custard tarts of dreams, could I? Although we didn’t manage to make it to Belém, I heard so many amazing things that I wanted to jot it down. It’s a bit of an institute and definitely no hidden gem- but if you want to try the original Pastel da nata’s- head here!
R. Belém, 1300-085 Lisboa, Portugal