When Joe and I visited beautiful Lisbon last month we didn't intend on making any city guides or any additional blog posts from our trip. As we created a vlog and got some outfit shots, we wanted to allow enough time to soak up the city, without always having to worry about getting the perfect shot or just enjoying the moment. But, organically as it happened- I managed to acquire a handful of shots of the city and thought it rude to not put a little something together with a few of the places we managed to squeeze in!

Anyway on to the city! Lisbon was absolutely beautiful. It oozed so many different elements and pockets to it; from traditional European balcony builds with grand architecture and tiling, to gridded San-Francisco style streets with their trams and street art- to even occasionally oozing a New York feel too nearer Alcantara. It was such a vibrant, colourful and warm city- and I was continually blown away by the mixture of old and modern contemporary buildings and culture and seriously cannot wait to visit again to tick more off of my list.

The (Mini) Little Black Lisbon Book -

LX Factory: One of our 'must visits' whilst in Lisbon was LX Factory- a converted warehouse now filled with independent shops, cafes and art dealers. We stopped by Wish to look at the gorgeous gifts (and sample a pastel da nata in their cafe) and the infamous Ler Devagar bookshop- which although seemed to be largely Portuguese was absolutely stunning inside.
R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300 Lisboa, Portugal

Louça A Kilo: If you're not big on home-ware this probably won't be top of your priorities, but for the amount of gorgeous ceramics and crockery they had in here (for such reasonable prices too- it deserved a mention! There are definitely more traditional ceramic stores across the city, but this had some beautiful Anthropologie inspired bits but at a cut of the price! Just try getting them home...
1200 203, R. Capelo 16, Lisboa, Portugal

Mercado da Ribeira: Oh my god, this place. Hosted in one of the biggest market spaces in the city, Time Out has converted the location into one huge foodie hang out, with pop ups from some of Lisbon's most loved restaurants and cafes inside. So, whether you're after delicious seafood, ramen, the best ice cream from Santini or even a burger or vegan treat- this place has it all (and amazing communal dining too)!
Av. 24 de Julho 49, Portugal

A Vida Portuguesa: If you're after some seriously special local souvenirs, then look no further than this gem. With everything from handmade soaps (in the most beautiful packaging), kitchenware, wines and foods- there's something for everyone- and you'll be hard pushed to leave empty handed.
R. Anchieta 11, 1200-023 Lisboa, Portugal

To.B To Burger or not to Burger: I know Lisbon is well known for it's amazing seafood, but after stumbling across this little burger joint (and then seeing that Carrie mentioned it too)- we couldn't resist! The burgers were absolutely delicious (the veggie burger had fresh grilled veg and mozzarella) and there were so many options (plus I hear they do ace cocktails too)! R. Capelo 24, 1200-442 Lisboa, Portugal

Pastéis de Belém: Finally, I couldn't not include the best place to get the magical little custard tarts of dreams, could I? Although we didn't manage to make it to Belém, I heard so many amazing things that I wanted to jot it down. It's a bit of an institute and definitely no hidden gem- but if you want to try the original Pastel da nata's- head here!
R. Belém, 1300-085 Lisboa, Portugal



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When Joe and I visited beautiful Lisbon last month we didn't intend on making any city guides or any additional blog posts from our trip. As we created a vlog and got some outfit shots, we wanted to allow enough time to soak up the city, without always having to worry about getting the perfect shot or just enjoying the moment. But, organically as it happened- I managed to acquire a handful of shots of the city and thought it rude to not put a little something together with a few of the places we managed to squeeze in!

Anyway on to the city! Lisbon was absolutely beautiful. It oozed so many different elements and pockets to it; from traditional European balcony builds with grand architecture and tiling, to gridded San-Francisco style streets with their trams and street art- to even occasionally oozing a New York feel too nearer Alcantara. It was such a vibrant, colourful and warm city- and I was continually blown away by the mixture of old and modern contemporary buildings and culture and seriously cannot wait to visit again to tick more off of my list.

The (Mini) Little Black Lisbon Book -

LX Factory: One of our 'must visits' whilst in Lisbon was LX Factory- a converted warehouse now filled with independent shops, cafes and art dealers. We stopped by Wish to look at the gorgeous gifts (and sample a pastel da nata in their cafe) and the infamous Ler Devagar bookshop- which although seemed to be largely Portuguese was absolutely stunning inside.
R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300 Lisboa, Portugal

Louça A Kilo: If you're not big on home-ware this probably won't be top of your priorities, but for the amount of gorgeous ceramics and crockery they had in here (for such reasonable prices too- it deserved a mention! There are definitely more traditional ceramic stores across the city, but this had some beautiful Anthropologie inspired bits but at a cut of the price! Just try getting them home...
1200 203, R. Capelo 16, Lisboa, Portugal

Mercado da Ribeira: Oh my god, this place. Hosted in one of the biggest market spaces in the city, Time Out has converted the location into one huge foodie hang out, with pop ups from some of Lisbon's most loved restaurants and cafes inside. So, whether you're after delicious seafood, ramen, the best ice cream from Santini or even a burger or vegan treat- this place has it all (and amazing communal dining too)!
Av. 24 de Julho 49, Portugal

A Vida Portuguesa: If you're after some seriously special local souvenirs, then look no further than this gem. With everything from handmade soaps (in the most beautiful packaging), kitchenware, wines and foods- there's something for everyone- and you'll be hard pushed to leave empty handed.
R. Anchieta 11, 1200-023 Lisboa, Portugal

To.B To Burger or not to Burger: I know Lisbon is well known for it's amazing seafood, but after stumbling across this little burger joint (and then seeing that Carrie mentioned it too)- we couldn't resist! The burgers were absolutely delicious (the veggie burger had fresh grilled veg and mozzarella) and there were so many options (plus I hear they do ace cocktails too)! R. Capelo 24, 1200-442 Lisboa, Portugal

Pastéis de Belém: Finally, I couldn't not include the best place to get the magical little custard tarts of dreams, could I? Although we didn't manage to make it to Belém, I heard so many amazing things that I wanted to jot it down. It's a bit of an institute and definitely no hidden gem- but if you want to try the original Pastel da nata's- head here!
R. Belém, 1300-085 Lisboa, Portugal



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33 comments:

  1. Wow such wonderful photos :)
    I really want to go to Portugal too!

    Best
    Michaela

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  2. I went down to Lisbon around the same time you did and I also fell in love! Was not what I was expecting at all but it has such an old and classic charm! You're so right about the custard tarts though could eat them for the rest of my life haha, but I thought it was a city truly stopped in time. I also wrote a post about it if you'd like to check it out :) Great post!

    5 Reasons to Visit Lisbon

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  3. Looks absolutely beautiful and I totally enjoyed your vlog! Would love to visit Lisbon one day <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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  4. *Swoon* Everything about this city looks like a dream! It has officially been added to my list of "must-see spots".
    Alex Good

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  5. Great photographs, Lisbon looks like an amazing place to visit.

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  6. Oh wow its so pretty! Lisbon has never really had a place on my list of must visits but I think I might have to make some space! I'm glad you had a nice time lovely. :) xx

    Kate | katedruryy.co.uk

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  7. I'm so glad you enjoyed my beautiful city!

    Next time, if want to try the famous pastel de nata and can't make it to Belém, you can try the Manteigaria ones, in Chiado, they are just as good!=)

    Sara

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  8. I love that you didn't plan on making a guide! It just goes to show how much you enjoyed this city and how much you enjoy blogging! :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  9. Beautiful photos, I'd love to visit Lisbon!
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  10. What a gorgeous place! It's been years since I was in Lisbon, I'll have to go back one day! x
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  11. So beautiful, I love all your travels and the tiny tiny Hello Kitty ice cream stand!
    XO,
    Maria
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  12. I want to go to Portugal some day. Your photos are so beautiful and this burger looks delicious.

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  13. Your photos are amazing and Lisbon looks incredible!

    Great post xx

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  14. These photos are absolutely gorgeous, Lisbon looks like such a fab city! x

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  15. Oh my goodness! I can't explain how much this blog has made me want to go to Lisbon!!! It looks so beautiful... you certainly made it hop onto my list, thanks x

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  16. It looks so amazing there, I would love to go
    xo
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  17. It looks amazing! I really want to go to Lisbon next year :) X
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  18. Your pictures are beautiful Liv! Also loved your vlog (and Carrie's wedding)! If you go again, I'd also recommend Alfama and Sintra :) Steph x
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  19. What a lovely blog post, with such beautiful pictures. I'm going to keep this saved for when I get to go to Lisbon as I've never been there before xoxo

    Sarah from iheartcosmetics

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  20. i heard so much speaking of the LX Factory - can't wait to see Lisbon one day(:

    xx from Brighton
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  21. Love the photos! Definitely noting down the pastel de nata place!

    Belle in Black and White

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  22. Lisbon looks so pretty - another place I'll be adding to my travel wishlist! x

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  23. Sunny Lisbon looks so beautiful in these shots!!! Lovely post, Liv <3

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  24. Wow, Lisbon is such a beautiful city! I`d love to visit it one day! :)

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  25. Your travel posts are always filled with amazing photos and recommendations. Stunning Olivia <3

    P.S: You should really go all out with YouTube! x

    Love, Fashionmegawatts team xxxx

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  26. Gorgeous guide! Lisbon is firmly on my wishlist - maybe I can squeeze a trip out of my boyfriend as it's his favourite city! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

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  27. I'm so happy to see that you love the city! As someone who lives in the suburbs and travels across the city everyday, I'm really happy that you were able to enjoy it!

    And if you allow me, I would just add some recommendations as well. For those who are headed towards the custard tarts in Belém, be sure to check the CCB (also known as Centro Cultural de Belém), which a really amazing Museum - with both permanent and special collections inside.

    And for those who like Nature, Sintra is something to be experienced. From Quinta da Regaleira to the National Palace of Pena, there is a lot to see and feel.

    I hope that you can comeback soon :3
    Take care*

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  28. I went to Lisbon last year. It is such a beautiful and unique city. I would definitely go back.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  29. SO jealous of you, oh my god. Beautiful photos!

    Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

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  30. Lisbon isn't really a place I'd thought about visiting but your little guide just makes it look so pretty and amazing!
    Rose and Weston x

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