The sunniest city in Europe, that's Lisbon! This hilly city with old trams, yellow houses and the beach around the corner is ideal to explore over a weekend. The great thing about this city is that everything is just within walking distance. Have you had enough of the hills (or is it just a little too sunny)? The just jump on one of those (old-fashioned) trams and relax. It's a really fun way to see all the beauty the city has to offer. Make sure you take Tram 28. Go and discover what Lisbon has to offer!
Where should you start? In 48 hours, we'll take you to the different hotspots and hidden gems in the city. You'll be well prepared to kick off your weekend in Lisbon. It's so handy!
Day 1 - During the day
What better way to start the day than with a delicious breakfast? And what better place for it than Pois Café (Rua São João da Praça, 93-95) in the old quarter of Alfama? It puts you in exactly the right location to start your adventure in Lisbon. This restaurant is located near the banks of the River Tagus. Here you can order perfect brunch dishes. Go for scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, bagels and fresh fruit. Or take a classic fried egg with bacon!
Day 1 - Night
For dinner, we're also staying close to the old quarter of the city. Pharmacia is an absolute must. This is an old pharmacy that has been converted into a trendy restaurant. It's located on a hill and, from here, you have a magnificent view over the Tagus. They have all kinds of tapas here. If you order about five plates, you should have enough for two or three people.
Time for your second day in this sunny city! And to kick it off, enjoy a lovely breakfast at Café Tati. This restaurant is in the centre, and close to the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. This museum is considered one of the most important and best museums in Portugal. So after your breakfast has settled, you can stroll down to the museum.
Day 2 - During the day
The Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga is an old palace now housing a huge collection of art. It mainly offers Fine Arts, from paintings to sculpture. You can easily spend a few hours walking around.
Day 2 - Night
On a weekend in Lisbon, you can't miss an evening of fado. Fado is a Portuguese musical style with very dramatic singing. They sing about all aspects of life.