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72h in Lisbon: First Impression

lisbon in portugal

I’ve been to Lisbon 8 years ago and I had an amazing time. When Charlie surprised with a weekend break to Lisbon for my birthday I was super excited to go back. On a cold Friday morning in February we escaped the dull rainy weather in London and arrived in sunny Lisbon 2,5 hours later.

We stayed in a cosy little apartment in Alfama – the old part of Lisbon – which was the perfect base to explore the city. We’ve been to main attractions  including the Sao Jorge Castle and Belem but also had some time to stroll around in other parts of the city. This is the bit I usually enjoy the most as you always come across things such as street art, buildings and markets that aren’t always in tourist guides.

building in alfama/lisbon


Old Town Lisbon

When we went to Belem we had to try the famous Portuguese custard tarts at Pasteis de Belem and  I totally fell in love with them – they come with a sprinkle with cinnamon which make them extra special.

Pasteis de Belem

 Lisbon also has a lot of viewing points across the city and many of them are free. My favourite view has to be the one from the castle. We’re a bit unlucky with the weather but on a sunny day you can see as far as the Cristo Rei statue on the other side of the river.

view from Sao Jorge Castle in Lisbon

Overall we had an amazing time in Lisbon and their culture has inspired me in many ways. I want travelling to be a bigger part of my life as it makes me happy and excited about life. Next on my travel list is New York in May – a city I’ve always wanted to go since I was little!

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  • Reply
    Jason lewis
    7. March 2015 at 10:53 am

    Hi Sina,
    I also like travelling. It really frees my mind and allow to regain my composure. Coming back to your point, never been to Lisbon but it seems like a wonderful place to visit.

    • Reply
      Sina Meyer
      15. March 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks Jason! Yes, Lisbon is a beautiful city especially now during Spring. Go when you get a chance 🙂

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