Lisbon is soaking up the spotlight and reveling in popularity, here’s where to go:


Portugal’s capital has everything to offer and more. That’s why it’s becoming the ‘IT’ city and why you have to visit it NOW.


  • This is where delicious custard tarts originate from. Pasteis De Belem has been going since 1837 and to this day, these golden puff pastries fly off the shelves:


  • The views and vibe from Portas Do Sol Cocktail Bar where you can dance the night away while watching the sun go down over the Tagus River.


  • Hire a bike and cycle through Monsanto Park, 3 times bigger than Central Park in New York. This urban forest is rich in greenery and offers a brief respite from the busyness of the city.


  • Stroll around LX Factory:  This super trendy venue hosts an eclectic selection of places to eat, drink, dance and spend some serious Euros.  Here you can cut your hair, look for surfboards or even sleep. How’s that for an eclectic mix of things to do.


  • Portugal is famous for its hand painted tiles. Visit Cortico & Netos, a family business where you can pick up one-off decorative bargains. For years, the owner snapped up stock from factories as they closed; now his grandchildren (the netos of the name) are busy selling it.


  • Learn about the history of art at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum: One of Europe’s leading fine arts museums, with exhibits dating from 2000 BC to the early 20th century. Save time for the final room and its gasp worthy glass and metal art nouveau jewellery by René Lalique.



  • Take Tram 28 in Lisbon, which has been working its way up the steep, cobbled roads and into the old Alfama district for decades. The journey starts below the palm-spotted hills of Graça, and weaves toward the hair-pin alleys of Escolas Gerais, before pulling up to a halt beneath the gorgeous domes of the Estrela Basilica.