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My solo trip to Lisbon

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My solo trip to Lisbon

Before I fly to Lisbon, I digged into the web, read blog posts and watched many YouTube videos. I was looking for the best travel tips for the city: where to go, what to do, where to eat, where to stay. But I have to admit, that I have been very lucky as well to get in contact with Beatriz, a local Portuguese young girl, who has been following me on Instagram. She came to enrich my list with more valuable Lisbon travel tips. I tried to collect all the infos.

I can now happily present my Guide List to Lisbon on The Viennese Girl blog!

Lisbon portugal Travel diary

My solo trip to Lisbon

Embarking on a solo journey to Lisbon is like stepping into a vibrant tapestry of culture, history, and breathtaking scenery. As you wander through its charming streets adorned with colorful tiles and immerse yourself in the rhythm of Fado music echoing from cozy taverns, you’ll find yourself enchanted by the city’s undeniable allure. From indulging in delectable pastries at quaint cafes to soaking in panoramic views from ancient hilltops, Lisbon beckons to be explored, offering a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern delights. Join me as I recount my solo adventure in this captivating city, filled with unforgettable experiences and newfound discoveries around every corner.

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My solo trip to Lisbon – SIGHTSEEING IN ALFAMA DISTRICT 

Miradouro das Portas do Sol / Miradouro de Santa Luzia / Sé Lisbon Cathedral / Miradouro da Senhora do Monte / Miradouro da Graça / São Vicente de Fora Church / São Jorge castle –  worth it to go inside! Try the Pasteis de Bacalhau in Casa Portuguesa do Pastel de Bacalhau.

Exploring Lisbon’s enchanting Alfama District is a journey through history and beauty. Begin your adventure at Miradouro das Portas do Sol and Miradouro de Santa Luzia, offering breathtaking views of the city’s red rooftops and the Tagus River. Marvel at the grandeur of Sé Lisbon Cathedral before ascending to Miradouro da Senhora do Monte for another panoramic vista. Don’t miss Miradouro da Graça and its tranquil atmosphere. Delve into the architectural wonders of São Vicente de Fora Church and consider a visit inside São Jorge Castle for a deeper historical immersion. Finally, treat your taste buds to the delightful Pasteis de Bacalhau at Casa Portuguesa do Pastel de Bacalhau, a culinary gem amidst the district’s charm.

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Lisbon portugal Travel diary

Lisbon portugal Travel diary

My solo trip to Lisbon – SIGHTSEEING IN BAIRRO ALTO DISTRICT 

Luís de Camões square, here you can try the Pasteis de Nata at “Manteigaria” / Rua do Loreto Ascensor da Bica / Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara / Príncipe Real (many restaurants here!) / Bairro Alto / Miradouro de Santa Catarina

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My solo trip to Lisbon – SIGHTSEEING DOWNTOWN 

Avenida da Liberdade / Restauradores square / Santa Justa Elevator aka Carmo lift / Rossio square / Arco da Rua Augusta / Terreiro do Paço / Praça do Comércio – here you can try the Pasteis de Bacalhau at “Casa Portuguesa do Pastel de Bacalhau”

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My solo trip to Lisbon – BELÉM DISTRICT 

Torre de Belém aka Belém Tower / Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (worth it to go inside!) Here you can try the Pasteis de Belém at their famous bakery.

MAAT (for the platform view)

LX Factory (a very cool “hipster” market in Lisbon)

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My solo trip to Lisbon

Lisbon street photography

What to do in Lisbon

See a Fado Performance in Lisbon 

Take the Line 28 tram. Boarding takes place at Praça Martim Moniz.

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WHERE TO HAVE BREAKFAST – BRUNCH – LUNCH IN LISBON

Nicolau / Amélia / Fauna & Flora / Dear breakfast / Heim cafe / Cotidiano / Luz Ideal / Hello, Kristof / Comoba / Café Janis / Zenith

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Lisbon streets

TIP from Beatriz: You have to try the Portuguese way of cooking cod! Either “bacalhau à brás”, “bacalhau com natas” or “bacalhau com broa”!

Lisbon streets

Lisbon streets

  • Great food markets where you can find well-made traditional food: Time-out market/Mercado da ribeira 
  • Boa-bao (great asian restaurant at Principe Real)
  • Best seafood: Relento, Ramiro

Lisbon restaurants

  • Traditional food: Solar dos Nunes (in Belém), Carvoaria Jacto
  • Popular (and more on the pricey side) restaurants: Palácio Chiado, Guilty by Olivier, KOB by Olivier, JNCQUOI, Cantinho do Avillez
  • Pastéis de nata from 1. Pasteis de Belem and from 2. Manteigaria Rua do Loreto 2

Lisbon restaurants

My favourite restaurant in Lisbon

My favourite restaurant, not because of the food but mostly because of the atmosphere and the whole experience, is Restaurante Ponto Final in Almada. Go at sunset time! 

Restaurante ponto final lisboa

Restaurante ponto final lisboa

Restaurante ponto final lisboa

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FURTHER AWAY FROM LISBON

  • Sintra (requires at least 1 full morning): Palácio da Pena, Moors Castle, Casa do Preto bakery (for the Queijadas), Piriquita bakery
  • Palácio de Queluz
  • Fundação das casas de Fronteira de Alorna (Palácio dos Marqueses da Fronteira)

Lisbon

Lisbon is beautiful! There are 2 things I will be definitely longing for until the day I go back: first, the Pastéis de nata and second the Restaurante Ponto Final in Almada! 

Shoutout to my friends from Urlaubsguru for their contribution to this trip. If you also want to escape from the cold weather and fly to the South of Europe, or if you are looking for the best travel offers on the web, I highly recommend you to check them out.

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Baixa House in Lisbon, Portugal

Baixa House

Baixa House in Lisbon, Portugal

In the middle of last October I had the chance to visit Lisbon for the very first time, stay and photograph Baixa House. In this blog post, I would like to share with you a few photos that I took during my short stay at Baixa House. When I say short stay, it was a 3 nights stay, to be more precise. I feel very happy for the opportunity to photograph Baixa House, I loved the interior design, and I wish I will be able to go back and stay a little bit longer. As for now, I will let the photos do all the talking.

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Baixa House in Lisbon, Portugal

In the heart of Lisbon, Portugal, nestles a serene and gorgeous residence called Baixa House, an ideal sanctuary for tourists and travelers seeking a unique stay in this vibrant city. If you’re wondering where to stay in Lisbon, then Baixa House should be on top of your list. Offering a blend of tradition, comfort, and luxury, it truly presents itself as the best place to stay.

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The Charm and Beauty of Baixa House

Nestled within the pulsating heart of Lisbon, Portugal, Baixa House presents itself as more than just a lodging spot—it’s an embodiment of tranquility, elegance, and a seamless fusion of tradition and modernity.

As you step into any apartment within Baixa House, you’re instantly transported into an environment inspired by the diverse natural landscapes of Portugal. Each living space is a tale of Portuguese tradition meeting contemporary aesthetics, culminating in a unique and captivating experience for all guests.

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One of the standout features of the apartments are the high ceilings that give a spacious feel to the rooms, coupled with large windows that allow the influx of sunlight, casting a warm, inviting glow. The floors are graced with beautifully painted tiles, each telling a story of its own, adding a touch of elegance and charm to the interiors.

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The living rooms are expansive, awash with natural light, offering a perfect spot to unwind. Meanwhile, the bedrooms are a peaceful sanctuary providing a much-needed respite after a day spent exploring the enchanting city of Lisbon. For those who enjoy the art of cooking, the apartments come with fully equipped kitchens that cater to your culinary needs at any time of the day.

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All interior photos at Baixa House were taken by me. This photo of me was taken by Beatriz, a Portuguese follower who then became a friend. 

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The Prime Location of Baixa House in Lisbon, Portugal

Baixa House in Lisbon boasts a prime location in the dynamic heart of Lisbon, placing you at the center of the city’s rich history, vibrant culture, and lively pulse. Nestled in the ‘Pombaline Downtown,’ or Baixa, the neighborhood’s energy and charm are palpable.

Step out of Baixa House, and you’re immediately embraced by the city’s beauty and allure. The captivating squares of Praça do Comércio and Rossio are mere moments away, each home to magnificent architectural gems, charming cafes, and vibrant marketplaces. Perfect for a leisurely walk or a coffee stop, these squares echo Lisbon’s rich past and offer a truly immersive cultural experience.

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When you stay at Baixa House, you feel like you own an apartment in Lisbon. This is not a typical hotel. This is a five-star apartment building with several beautiful meticulously curated apartments. Curated in a way that it feels quite natural and effortless to you. The apartment I stayed at was on the fourth floor and it was called Gulbenkian. I had a balcony with a view, where every morning I could have my breakfast and every night I could see the moon from it (which is something that I love doing).

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Gulbenkian was a lovely apartment. But during my stay, I discovered that there are also some other apartments which are very pretty as well, like Campo Grande, Ultra mar, Principe Real etc. You may want to check this place out, if you are looking for a place to stay in Lisbon. This might be something for you!

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Lastly, a sweet shoutout to my friends from Urlaubsguru for their contribution to this trip. You guys, if you also want to escape from the cold, or if you are looking for the best travel offers on the web, I highly recommend you to check them out.

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