Food and Drinks You Should Try in Lisbon

Food and Drinks You Should Try in Lisbon

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is trying all the local food and drinks! Lisbon did not disappoint in that area at all. Situated right on the ocean, you can get fresh seafood and enjoy a beautiful view. The Portuguese also really love to eat meat, so you will see a lot of meat dishes on the menu. I’m starting to get hungry thinking about it so let’s get right into the food and drinks you should try in Lisbon!

Pastel de Nata

These are custard filled tarts that are sooo good! I didn’t really think I would like them as much as I did. There are rumors about what place has the best ones, but to be honest I didn’t have one I didn’t like. So get them everywhere!

Green Wine

Or Vinho Verde. This wine is not literally green, but it just means it is young wine. It is usually sweeter also. I was also not disappointed at all at my glasses of green wine 😉

Any Seafood

There is A LOT of seafood dishes in Portugal. They have so many that are their “specialty” too so it’s hard not to just put all of them on this list. At a restaurant you are at ask them what their specialty is or what is Portuguese and they will help you out.

Cheese

Each restaurant will have a choice to get some local cheeses. I would definitely recommend trying some. You can even get a meat and cheese board if you would like.

Sangria

You can get a liter of sangria for around 12-14 euros and it is very refreshing. Eating some cheese and drinking sangria while sitting on a patio is my happy place!

 

 There are so many different foods to try in Lisbon! I don’t think you will be disappointed with any of it. I will say I was surprised that it was not as cheap as what people advertised. On average we spent 20 euros on a meal (it did include wine or a drink of some sort). This may be because Lisbon is getting more popular so prices are rising.

If you want to read about what I did while I was in Lisbon click HERE. If you are interested in taking day trips click HERE.

What was your favorite thing to eat in Portugal?

 

 

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Day Trips to Take from Lisbon

Day Trips to Take from Lisbon

Not only is Lisbon a great city, but yo can also take day trips to two other cities nearby that are only 30-40 minutes away! On my trip we went to Sintra and Cascais, both completely different. Sintra is the location of the Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, and many other things. Cascais is a beach town with colorful streets and good gelato. Today I’m sharing how to get to each and what to do in each city!

Sintra

If you take any day trips, make it Sintra! Not only is it a cute town, but it is also the location of the Pena Palace (pictured above) and the Moorish Castle (below). Both a seriously beautiful! Most people suggest getting tickets before, I didn’t and went in a back entrance easily. I also did not go in the palace, but just got the ticket for the outside and the gardens.

Day Trips to Take from Lisbon

Make sure to have on good walking shoes when you visit the Moorish Castle! It is really a hike! This castle is said to be built in 1160 or before. Not only is this really great to see, but also has amazing views!

How to Get There

From Rossio station you can take a train straight to Sintra! The train runs fairly often and only costs 5 euros for round-trip. We spent the whole day there so plan accordingly.

Cascais

Day Trips to Take From Lisbon

Cascais is a cute beach town only 40 minutes from Lisbon. Really the whole train ride to this town is beach towns so you can pick any! We spent our day here laying by the beach, drinking wine, and eating fresh seafood. Portugal is known for their seafood, so you know it will be good since it’s coming straight from the ocean you’ve been laying by all day. If you have time I would definitely make a trip to this cute town.

How to Get There

You have to get on the train at Cais do Sodré. I thought you could get on at Rossio and you can’t. So learn from my mistake 😉 If you are like me and stayed by Rossio station, get on the metro and go to Cars do Sodré and then get on the train.

 

Both of these day trips were so easy and so different! I’m glad I did both of them and got to experience Portugal more.

What cities do you love in Portugal?

 

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5 Things You Should Do in Lisbon

5 Things You Should Do in Lisbon

I really had no expectations going to Lisbon. There have been a lot of positive reviews of the city in the travel groups I am apart of so I thought it would be fun to visit. I am so glad I did! This city blew me away with culture and beauty. From cobble stoned alleys to tiled walls, you will fall in love with this city!

Just to warn you, there are a lot of pickpockets in the city. Within 5 minutes of being there we saw two men try to take something out of a woman’s purse. Luckily people around started yelling at them. They are obviously not very sneaky and not violent, just be aware. I saw a lot acting like tourists to try to trick people so just be aware of your things.

Like I said before, I didn’t really have any expectations so I didn’t really plan anything to do. That being said I’m listing things I did do and things I know to do next time I visit! There is also so much more to do in Lisbon than listed here!

Check Out Rossio Square

5 Things You Should Do in Lisbon

I love European squares! There is so much energy and life. I love relaxing and people watching.

Get a View of Lisbon

5 Things You Should Do in Lisbon

There are lookouts all over the city! There are also usually restaurants near them with a great view from the patio. Grab some sangria or a glass of wine and enjoy the view.

Visit Praça do Comércio

5 Things You Should Do in Lisbon

This is another square in Lisbon with shops and restaurants. It also leads to the ocean with a small beach area. Another great place to hangout and people watch or grab some sangria.

Go Tile Hunting Around the City

5 Things You Should Do in Lisbon

Tile covered buildings are all around the city! They add so much character and are fun to get pictures in front of!

Check Out Different Neighborhoods

Lisbon has different neighborhoods and each can give a different vibe. Alfama is considered “old town” and has great lookout views and also a great place to get on tram 28. The Barrio Alto neighborhood is good for nightlife and to listen to traditional Fado. The streets of Barrio Alto are filled during the night with people hanging out and drinking. A really fun atmosphere!

5 Things You Should Do in Lisbon

Lisbon is a beautiful city that I can’t wait to visit again!

Have you been to Lisbon?

 

 

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