#simplytravels: Guide to Lisbon

The latest Simply Be #WeAreCurves campaign was shot in Lisbon, Europe’s sunniest capital city with its own distinctive charm and great nightlife. If seeing our models in this amazing location has inspired you to consider the city for your next break, you’ll love this quick travel guide to Lisbon.

Spend your days in Alfama

Alfama is Lisbon’s old town where you’ll see tiled buildings and vintage yellow trams. Tip: get lost in the winding narrow streets to discover the real character of the city.

Lisbon Travel Guide - Alfama district

Go shopping in Baixa

Baixa is also known as downtown Lisbon, where you’ll find bright open squares with shops and cafes. Whilst you are exploring this district be sure to check out the Elevador de Santa Justa. It’s one of Lisbon’s most unique attractions – a working ornate outdoor elevator you can actually ride!

Elevador de Santa Justa

A real party atmosphere

The nightlife scene is liveliest after midnight in Bairro Alto, the bohemian district, where people spill out of bars and clubs onto the streets. Enjoy live Faro music and be prepared to stay out until dawn!

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What to eat

A trip to Lisbon wouldn’t be complete without trying their traditional custard tarts – Pasteis de Nata. You can buy them literally everywhere, but you could take a trip out to the suburb of Belem. Not only does Pasteis de Belem claim to sell the best custard tarts in Lisbon, but you’ll find plenty of the city’s most famous museums and monuments in this district. Check out Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery and the Monument to the Discoveries.

Pastel de Nata

Jeronimos Monastery

A great spot

One of the best bars in Bairro Alto is rooftop terrace Park Bar. It’s a hidden gem which is tricky to find (over a car park!) but it’s worth it to enjoy the amazing view of with a glass of wine and live music.

The best view

Lisbon is a city with 7 hills so you’ll find a stunning view almost anywhere you go. We recommend a trip to the top of the Castle of Saint George (Castelo de Sao Jorge) for a breath-taking view across the whole of Lisbon.

Travel out of the city

There are plenty of stunning beaches that are only a short train ride out of the city centre. And if you have time to spare, definitely take a trip to the hills of Sintra to explore The Pena Palace – it’s like something straight out of a Disney fairy tale!

Pena Palace Sintra

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