Lisbon is one of our very favorite places to visit when we go to Europe. If you have never traveled abroad then I would recommend you begin in Lisbon. It is definitely the most tourist friendly city and most people speak English which makes it easier for those who don’t speak any other languages. We used to pass through Lisbon as a stopover to Malaga. We found the airport to be so easy to navigate and no language barriers that gave us the confidence to try a visit our next trip to Europe years ago. It did not disappoint!
We first stayed at Eurostar Lisboa Parque https://maps.app.goo.gl/QWpNrcipDqtNZMRW8?g_st=ic which was definitely one of the nicest hotels we have ever been to. The service was first-class and it was near many stores and restaurants. Our favorite local restaurant which is just a 3 minute walk is O Cach Dourdo https://maps.app.goo.gl/QWpNrcipDqtNZMRW8?g_st=ic The food is typical Portuguese and the staff there make you feel like family. We couldn’t wait to take our daughter and her fiancé there when we visited last year. We will be going back to Lisbon in January and already have plans to eat there our first night. We can’t wait!!!
This video gives you an idea of how we pack for a 3 month trip and prepare ourselves for walking cobblestones and keeping it simple. A larger suitcase and too many bags will make our trip miserable not to mention hard on us physically. There is a lot of walking in Europe because the taxis cannot always get directly to our hotel. Plus, many times we have found the escalators at the airport, train stations and metros to be broken down. Then you have to be prepared to walk up or down at least 50 to 300 steps which is already a challenge with small luggage.
We share in this video some of the Portuguese authentic foods and drink:
Cherry drink from Ginjinha Sem Rival - https://maps.app.goo.gl/2qJA1eYX71vckLcv7?g_st=ic
Casa Brasileira - https://maps.app.goo.gl/t2Uyc4mLUazyebwCA?g_st=ic
A Tendinha do Rossini - https://maps.app.goo.gl/BdPnTMwEcLDcjZ7M7?g_st=ic
Paul Bakery - https://maps.app.goo.gl/5Q8PDKCf25snq2gu6?g_st=ic
We share beautiful historical places to visit:
Church of Saint Dominic - https://maps.app.goo.gl/B4cXQoc1AT4d8VJN8?g_st=ic
Miradouro das Portas do Sol - https://maps.app.goo.gl/KpK4abdY56RBfR4TA?g_st=ic
Carmo Convent - https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ao8Kab2n9uKjhJQD6?g_st=ic
Arco da Rua Augusta - https://maps.app.goo.gl/yJnTfUYdZAwkkZhv8?g_st=ic