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Must visit restaurants, rooftops and places in Lisbon

How to spend few days in Lisbon without rushing but enjoying the city and working a bit

I visited Lisbon a few days ago. I wasn’t planning much beforehand, went to places as I felt for it. I read few blog posts about Lisbon and Portugal in general but did not had much expectations other than it’s cool city and I will have fun for sure. I knew a few friends that were in Lisbon whom I wanted to meet with otherwise had not much of a plans. I got recommendations for a very few spots to see but I used google maps for the most of the things.

I met some crypto people at The Block Cafe which is hosting networking event every Friday from 6pm, search for it on meetup.com for more info.

Transportation

I bought the first day metro card at the machine at subway and used it pretty lot during the day. Metro is super clean and safe although I didn’t felt for riding it in night as the taxi is pretty cheap. For taxi I was using Bolt which is European version of Uber and it works great, the taxi is cheap and it was usually around 5€ for like 2–3km ride which is not that bad. Even taxi to the airport was around 10€ which is amazing.

Places to go

I wasn’t really aiming to go to places but I wanted to have fun. I havent been to many places as I was working in the morning and spend some time hanging out at friends places. Here’s list of places that I’ve been to:

Restaurants

It’s Portugal and so food experience is very unique, in terms of there’s so many pretty bad restaurants or just super basic ones that are okay but you want to get the experience. I’ve been always eating out but here’s my list of fav places that I kept coming back to or I visited and was just blown away. I did not eat at many places as I was eating lot of pastel de nata.

Pastel de nata

I just love them and last days I was eating like 6–8 a day just because it’s love (don’t judge me plz). My rank of pastel de nata based on how much i liked them. Here is my rank:

I think I will just keep coming back to Brasileira as its in a great location.

Rooftops

Lisbon has some nice rooftop restaurants and bars. Here are the ones that I visited and loved them!

Conclusion

I had nice time in Lisbon and I hope you will have too, just be ready for slow down. Lisbon is very slow city and everything takes for ever. You will experience it in restaurants, be patient. If you want just quick food fast ask for takeout and pay immediately.

I did not added links to the places as you can just google them using google maps. I also created Lisbon must visit highlight on my Instagram profile with pictures from these places. Follow me on Instagram for more adventures @anett.rolikova