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Local’s Guides: Lisbon Little Black Book

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There are plenty of guides, including some on this website, telling what you should do in Lisbon. I wanted to take you on a different journey this time: a highly visual guide, which I hope inspires you to get lost in the backstreets of the city’s most emblematic neighbourhoods like Chiado and Principe Real, I’d also like to introduce you to some lesser-known gems like Intendente and the trendy LX Factory space in Alcantara.

INDEPENDENT SHOPPING IN LISBON

Go to Principe Real for a great choice of indy stores and concept stores featuring Portugal’s independent designers. For souvenirs stay away from tourist traps in Alfama and head to A Vida Portuguesa instead, a nostalgic trip to a Portugal of old, celebrating authentic Portuguese soaps, ceramics, toys and other quirky items.

A Vida Portuguesa

Chiado: R. Anchieta 11, 1200-023 Tel: +351 213 465 073

Chiado 2: Rua Ivens 2 1200-227 Chiado Tel: +351 210 079 536

Intendente: Largo do Intendente Pina Manique 23 1100-285 Tel: +351 211 974 512

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Mini by Luna

Principe Real: R. Dom Pedro V 74A, 1250-093 Lisboa

Embaixada

Principe Real: Praça do Príncipe Real, 26 1250 Lisboa

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Loja Dada (by appointment)

Principe Real:   Rua Nova de São Mamede,58A   1250-173  Tel: +351 – 21 139 7504

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Feira da Ladra (Vintage Flea Market)

 

WHERE TO STAY IN LISBON

For unique design decadence why not stay at the Valverde Hotel, in Avenida da Liberdade. If you’re looking for hotel inspiration then also have a look at our Lisbon hotel guide.

BEST RESTAURANTS IN LISBON

For Michelin-starred food: Belcanto is celebrity chef’s José Avillez crown jewel. Boasting two Michelin stars, Chef Avillez will make you challenge your perception of rustic Portuguese food by elevating it to a whole new level.

Where: Largo de São Carlos, 10 1200-410 Lisboa

Tel: +351 213 420 607

Best Seafood: If seafood is your thing, then Ramiro is a dream come true. A Lisbon institution, it has recently been made famous by Anthony Bourdain. In my opinion it richly deserves the crown for the best seafood in Lisbon.

Where: Av. Almirante Reis nº1 – H, 1150-007 

Tel: +351 21 885 1024

Best Frango Assado: Get a finger-licking tasting of Lisbon’s iconic frango assado (roast chicken) in A Valenciana – the atmosphere is raw here, don’t come for intimate and romantic, instead you’ll be overwhelmed by the delicious charcoal aromas.

Where: Rua Marquês da Fronteira, 157-163 A (Campolide)

Tel +351 21 388 4926

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Want to find out what are Lisbon’s must-dos? Have a look at my Lisbon weekend guide, and many other posts to plan your holiday to Lisbon.

 

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