Aug 19, 2016

A City Guide to Lisbon

Lisbon is Europe's coolest city right now and has so much to offer anyone visiting its shores - delicious food, stunning architecture, a vibrant cultural scene and some of the friendliest locals in Europe. Find out why we love Lisbon in our city guide.


The famous delicacies created at Antiga Confeitaria de Belem are worth the steep uphill tram trip. The signature pastel de nata, a flaky custard tart, is said to have been created 200 years ago by monks in the nearby Jeronimos Monastery. 

In the hilltop precinct of Bairro Alto, you’ll find night spots, live music and eateries tucked into the narrow streets, all easily accessible by the Elavador da Gloria tram. Find rustic Portuguese cuisine where seafood stars, to a choice of international menus including the acclaimed Argentinian steakhouse La Paparrucha.


Belem Cultural Centre is home to the popular – and free – Berardo museum where more than 1,800 artworks are on display. See works by Dali, Picasso and Warhol before enjoying waterfront shopping and fine dining.

Look beyond the global chain stores of the city’s main shopping district and you’ll find an eclectic mix of destination boutiques. The Chiado precinct is home to Bertrand, the world’s oldest book store, Tous, famed as Lisbon’s most beautiful and ornate space to buy jewellery, the tiny art deco Luvaria Ulisses which hand makes Lisbon’s favourite leather gloves and the retro charms of A Vida, where vintage packaging and bespoke fragrances underline the popularity of Portugal’s best known hand-made soaps.


Sheraton Lisboa Hotel and Spa Walk to shopping and waterfront nightlife from this downtown landmark. Sweeping vistas across the city from its top floor bar, Panorama, attract locals and tourists.