Our four day voyage to Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is one of those places to discover by foot, although the light rail/trams were appreciated at times!

We spent a lot of our time exploring the neighborhoods in the centre of Lisbon: Alfama, Bairro Alto, Baixa, Chiado - all of them offer their own beautiful experiences, different to one another.

Looking at the ocean in Lisbon, PortugalLisbon Centre, Portugal

The former LXFactory transformed into small, boutique style shops and cafés and restaurants.

Lisbon Shops, PortugalInside a Lisbon Cafe, Portugal

Lisbon Bookshop

Then to Belém to try the Pastéis de Belém and for a nice walk along the water.

Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Belém, Lisbon, Portugal Side ViewBelém, Lisbon, Portugal with Marine and Eva

Tram 28

We took Tram 28 around the old center, up and down the hills. It's best that you take it earlier in the morning as it can get super busy with a big queue, although it's still definitely worth it even if you are to sleep in get there later on in the day.

Inside Tram 28, Lisbon, Portugal

Tram 28, Lisbon, Portugal

View from Tram 28, Lisbon, PortugalView from Tram 28, Lisbon

Where we ate and drank:

Pois Café

We to Pois for breakfasts, brunches and lunches, a relaxing café with very nice staff.

R. de São João da Praça 93-95, 1100-521 Lisboa

Eva and Marie at Pois Cafe, Lisbon


The Time Out Market is perfect for lunch, we loved this market. It is also good for discovering Portugese food such as the Pasteis de Bacalhau (Salted Cod Fritters).

Av. 24 de Julho 49, 1200-479 Lisboa.

Time Out Market - Lisbon, Portugal

Time Out Market - Looking at the map, Lisbon, Portugal


For a beautiful diner, head to Momento. The Bacalhau àbraz was delicious!

R. da Rosa 151, 1200-383 Lisboa


A rooftop bar, with great music, a lovely view and I recommend the sangria.  It is quite tricky to find, you have to take an elevator from the parking lot.

Eva pouring cocktails at Rooftop Bar, Lisbon, Portugal

Outside Rooftop Bar, Lisbon, PortugalCocktails at Rooftop Bar, Lisbon, Portugal

View of Lisbon, Portugal from Rooftop Bar,

We stayed at the Lisb'on Hostel

⦁ Great location, in central Lisbon, in the famous neighbourhood of Baixa-Chiado

⦁ Lots of restaurants and bars nearby

⦁ Great view, nice rooms, outdoor area: garden and terrace

R. Ataíde 7A, 1200-034 Lisboa

View from the Lisb'on Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal

Lisb'on Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal

We really enjoyed Lisbon! It was just a short trip, less than a week, although it didn't take long to get there from Bordeaux, so to us, it felt like an easy, no fuss get-away. Lisbon was noticeably less expensive than other western Europe capitals and the locals were warm and friendly, making us feel as though they actually enjoyed our presence.

Incredible coastal views and scenery, so many beautiful and interesting buildings and houses with their own mosaics, plants and other decorations to show off to the passerby, complimented by affordable prices and lovely, welcoming people made our time in Lisbon really feel like we were on holiday - making Portugal a great idea for a quick summer escape if you're in western Europe!