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Hidden Places & Spaces: Lisbon

Let’s visit Lisbon: bars, restaurants and hot spots worth checking out on a weekend in Lisbon.

Take a stroll down Green Street, meet Portugal’s hipsters at the hottest brunch venue and enjoy a great dinner at one of the many fantastic restaurants each day. Lisbon is one of the most popular destinations for a weekend trip in Europe. Let us tell you about what makes the metropolis on the Tagus so special for visitors. Just follow us.



Shopping in Lisbon

Lisbon is a shoppers’ paradise. It is even home to a shopping mall where you could spend a whole weekend without seeing the light of day. Exquisite boutiques with local brands also invite you to a spot of high-end power spending. Ah, and there’s something to eat, too – in the impressive market halls.

Shops in Lisbon

Who doesn’t dream of going on an all-day shopping at least once in their life? At the Colombo Mall, which is open from 8:00 a.m. until midnight, this dream can come true.

The name is inspired by the area code for Portugal: Here, you support local designers who also manufacture in Portugal. That’s how sustainability becomes fashionable.

For foodies, there’s no way around this huge and historic market hall. Since 2014, a new concept has combined longstanding market tradition with a modern restaurant culture.


Hotels in Lisbon

Elegance, class, comfort. Decide whether you want to stay in one of the international five-star hotels or you’d prefer a unique boutique hotel. Whatever you decide, after a restful sleep and a sumptuous breakfast, you’ll certainly be good for discovering the city of explorers.

Hotels in Lisbon

The Valverde Hotel combines classic elegance with contemporary design. With its exclusive flair, it recalls the town houses of London and New York.

As the name suggests, this luxury hotel is a real palace, built in 1755, with modern comforts and fantastic views. And there are also the Platinum Card® advantages.

The five-star jewel in the heart of the city is one of the best boutique hotels in Europe. It offers all the benefits of our hotel program. For fans of individual comfort.


Restaurants in Lisbon

Portuguese delicacies are a top export. It’s therefore no surprise that the local cuisine also enjoys an excellent international reputation. And that’s something to which these restaurants certainly contribute. With their cooking, their atmosphere and their service. It is best to book a table early.

Restaurants in Lisbon

Opened in 2019, Arkhe is the hottest vegetarian restaurant in town. A good understanding of the four seasons is at the heart of its gastronomic concept.

Even gourmet gurus go into raptures at star chef José Avillez’s two-star Michelin restaurant. The Belcanto currently ranks 25th in the world’s top 50 restaurants.

In the heart of the Feira da Ladra flea market, Santa Clara dos Cogumelos is dedicated to mushroom dishes. Rumor has it that even non-mushroom lovers make a pilgrimage here.


Cafés and bars in Lisbon

Lisbon’s cafés have always been meeting places for politicians and literary figures, and many a literary work has been written over a Galão. Today, visitors and digital nomads mingle with the local crowd, whether it’s at a café table or one of the counters at the many bars, of which we find these particularly worthy of mentioning.

Cafés and bars in Lisbon

A top spot for brunch, with first-rate vegan options, a wide range of specialty coffees and homemade blends of milk. Don’t leave without giving the Matcha pancakes a try.

The Augusto is known for its specialty toasts, its superb brunch selection and its team that offers Portuguese hospitality in several different languages.

The coolest bar in town might just have the biggest cocktails menu in the world. Also be sure to have a close look at the interior with its impressive vintage collectibles.


Special places in Lisbon

The center of Lisbon consists of the lower town, or Baixa, and the old town, Alfama. Together, they make up the typical cityscape of Lisbon with its narrow, steep and winding streets. Other landmarks and sights are situated in the Belém district. These are our favorites.

Special places in Lisbon

Lisbon’s trendy flea market for vintage items, clothing, art and food. It’s a great place for souvenirs, local specialties and special collectibles. Every Sunday from 11:00 a.m.

The park overlooking the Tagus is situated in Alfama. A place in which to relax in the heart of the city, it’s also home to one of the biggest works of street art in Lisbon.

Spectacular: From this popular vantage point you enjoy great views over the rooftops of the city. Getting there on the tram is also an experience which is typical of Lisbon.

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