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Towns Uncovered | Lisbon


Emma Griffin

Emma Griffin

Content Editor


The stunning cobbled streets of Lisbon provided the perfect backdrop to our spring campaign shoot. If the shots have got you itching to book a mini-break to the Portuguese capital, here are some spots not to be missed – and all can be visited within a 48-hour stay.









You can’t go to Lisbon without sampling Pasteis de Nata – Portugal’s iconic custard tarts. Head to this stunning blue-and-white tiled café, which handmakes 16000 tarts in a single day, to sample the very best Lisbon has to offer.

84-92 rua de Belem,


This delicatessen is a cook’s paradise – filled to the brim with fine olive oils, jams, coffee and other eclectic produce. Buy some ingredients and create a delicious lunch yourself, or opt for a delicious sandwich made on the premises. Eat in or take it away.

R. Pedras Negras 35,
1100-500 Lisboa,

Heim Café

Situated in the São Bento area of the city – home to several interesting antiques shops, tiny cafés and restaurants, start a sunny day on the terrace of Heim Café. They have a healthy and varied brunch menu, but we recommend the pancakes if you fancy a real treat.

R. Santos-O-Velho 2 e 4,
1200-109 Lisboa,

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After breakfast at Heim Café, sip exemplary coffee and browse the vast selection of independent magazines at this modern coffee house on Rua de Poco dos Negros. It’s just a 5-10 minute stroll away.

R. do Poço dos Negros 103,
1200-337 Lisboa,

Castelo de São Jorge

Located on the summit of São Jorge hill, the highest in Lisbon, this imposing castle provides some of the best views of the city from its fortress. The hillside also houses two charming neighbourhoods, Alfama and Castelo, while the grounds play host to peacocks – who are a spectacle in themselves!

R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo,
1100-129 Lisboa,

A Vida Portuguesa

Literally translating to ‘The Portuguese Life’ this is the perfect place to spend any spare cents before you head home. Filled to the rafters with tableware, soaps, posters, children’s games and beyond, it’s a treasure trove of eclectic finds.

Largo do Intendente Pina Manique, 23, 1100-285 – Intendente – Lisboa

Armazém das Caldas

This place is a pottery lover’s dream, allowing you to bring a little bit of Lisbon’s charm back home with you. Various Portuguese factories, studios and local artisans sell their work here – creating a selection ranging from platters to plates, butter dishes to salad bowls, in beautiful colours and finishes.

Campo de Santa Clara 112, 1100-472 Lisboa, Portugal


This small hotel has only six suites – all of which have an amazing marble bathroom. Hosted in a beautifully transformed 18th Century palace at the famous Feira da Ladra flea market, rooms have stunning views across the river and over the National Pantheon.

Campo de Santa Clara,
128 1100-473
Lisboa Portugal

+351 964 362 816


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