Lisbon, Portugal

August 6, 2023

After two weeks traveling with my mom, sisters and nephews, I flew to Lisbon to meet up with my husband! It was wonderful to reunite in Portugal and we were both excited to start exploring. We had heard so many great things about this country and couldn’t wait to check it out! Here’s a recap of what we did:

We stayed at The Lumiares Hotel which was in a perfect location for walking around the city. It was a cute hotel with spacious rooms that had a balcony and a kitchenette, which came stocked with complimentary waters, kombucha, wine, beer, and sodas! A super nice touch to be able to quench our thirst with whatever tickled our fancy at the time. Breakfast was served in the hotels rooftop bar/restaurant, which had a fabulous view of the city, and the food was tasty, too!

Where we ate:
By The Wine – this is a great wine bar recommended to us by a friend. We came here after getting settled when it was later in the evening and we just wanted some light bites and a glass of wine. It was perfect for that! We ended up sharing some delicious tapas and our super kind waiter suggested some amazing Portuguese wines that we loved.
Alma – we were able to reserve a lunch reservation at this Michelin restaurant, and I’m so happy we did! We opted for the tasting menu with wine pairings, but you can also order a la carte if that’s not your vibe. It was a truly special meal and absolutely delicious.
JNcQUOI Asia – since we had our huge lunch at Alma, we came here for some light bites and cocktails. It’s a really fun scene with cool interiors and interesting menu offerings. We sat at the bar and ordered an array of sharable dishes which is just what we needed.
Rocco – another vibey spot, this place is so fun! There are multiple rooms, all with a different look and feel to them and all super eye catching and enchanting. We sat in the dining room, which is just a feast for the eyes – so many cool details! I ordered one of the homemade pasta dishes and it was fab.
Pasteis de Belem – a famous spot to try the traditional Portuguese egg tart called pastel de nata. They don’t take reservations, so we did have to wait in a line, but it moved pretty quickly and it was worth it for these tasty treats!

What we did:
The National Tile Museum – a must when in Lisbon to read all about the history of Azulejo’s; the beautiful painted tiles you see all over the city. There’s a great collection of these beauties here.
MAAT – such a wonderful museum and a mixture of old and new architecture, which is really visually interesting! We even ate lunch here with a beautiful view of the water, would definitely recommend during a day at the museum.

We loved our time in Lisbon and would happily go back!