A colourful stopover: when you’re on a business trip, you can take advantage of a short visit to Lisbon before catching your plane at Humberto Delgado or going back to your hotel. Guide to must-see places, specialities and shopping ideas.
Over the tramway across the historic city centre
A ride on the famous Lisbon line 28 tramway will offer you the opportunity to discover most of the city’s historical sites. It leaves from the Cathédral Sé Patriarcal, through the Sao Vicente de Fora Monastery, the Alfama district and the San Jorge castle, to the top of Chiado Hill where you can enjoy amazing views of the city.
If you want to get up high, the Graça and Sao Pedro de Alcantara viewpoints offer 360-degree views of the entire city. Lisbon’s Belvederes are located high above the city, far from the sometimes too lively atmosphere where you can enjoy an hour of relaxation guaranteed.
Give yourself a break with sweets found haphazardly on the streets
The Portuguese capital is full of wonderful gastronomic riches. It is strongly recommended that you stop and sample the pasteis de nata, regardless of what time your getaway takes place. These pastries sprinkled with cinnamon and prepared with cream are a culinary institution in Portugal. There is a competition for the best pasteis every year, and the Pastelaria Aloma, located a short distance from Mercado de Campo de Ourique, repeatedly comes out as the winner.
Finding the best souvenir typical of Lisbon
How can you delight your loved ones with a unique shopping trip to get an authentic and typical product from the capital? A top destination: Conserveira de Lisboa, located just two blocks from Praça del Comercio since 1930. This legendary shop specialising in canned fish with colourful packaging has survived wars and the supermarket invasion thanks to its avant-garde, off-the-wall marketing strategy: it has created its own brands, and the quality of its products has made them a must for any Lisbonese gourmet.