Beautiful Lisbon {II}

Last week I already told you here about our summer holiday in Lisbon and about how much we enjoyed our time in Portugal.
Today I would like to show you some more pictures of this beautiful city including a few things I enjoyed in particular.

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Our third day in Lisbon started with a 15 minute trip on the train to Belem, a district in the western part of the city. We got off the train and walked along the River Tagus towards the centre of Belem. It was still before noon and the sky and the river were just so wonderfully blue…and the view of the bridge was amazing.

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We stopped at one of the food stalls for a frozen yogurt and after a short walk reached the famous tower of Belem. As it was a Monday the tower was closed, however it was still really impressive to see, even just from the outside.

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On our way we passed the Museu Colecção Berardo, a really impressive art museum with various exhibitions. If you’re interested in art it is really worth a visit!

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On our walking tour through Belem we also passed the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. Again, as it was Monday, it was closed – we somehow just weren’t aware of it. Fortunately, it didn’t matter to us too much :).
In the afternoon we made our way back to the city centre for a bit of shopping. I bought so much ceramics and other stuff that we spontaneously booked another luggage for the flight back – but it was totally worth it! There is a fabulous store for ceramics and various stores for lovely souvenirs, you can find more info at the end of the post. At night we went for food to the Cantinho Do Avillez – one of Jose Avillez restaurants. It was absolutely delicious (details at the end of the post)!

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4th day: For our last full day in Lisbon we made our way to another district – Alfama. We wanted to visit the huge and famous flea market there, but weren’t too impressed by the stalls. Instead we loved the old houses and the spectacular views. It was lovely to just stroll through the streets and enjoy the great atmosphere!
The last night in Lisbon we went to the football stadium to watch Benfica in the champions league qualification. It was quite fun and I got my payback for all the hours I spent in shops instead :).

Lisbon is an amazing city and I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’re looking for a place to stay, have a look at the blog during the next couple of weeks as I will write about our lovely hotel.
I hope you enjoyed the small tour and the pictures!

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A few recommendations:

  • Belem: if you walk towards the Tower of Belem look out for a stall that says “Wine with a view” and grab a chair and a lovely glass of wine :).
  • Ceramicas na Linha: beautiful cermaics, you pay by the kilo. Chiado – Rua Capelo, 16
  • Great pizza and pasta – another of Jose Avillez restaurants: Pizzaria Lisboa – ze Avillez
  • Amazing food, perfect for a nice dinner for two: Cantinho do Avillez

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