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Hotel Açores Lisboa

3 Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro
| +351 21 722 2920

In love with Lisbon

I work at Hotel Açores Lisboa, in Lisbon. When I was challenged to come up with 10 of my favorite things to do in Lisbon, my first thought was: impossible.

Lisbon is a vibrant city and one of the most interesting to visit in Europe right now. A one-of-a-kind cocktail of geography, architecture, people and places.

Two routes you must take, and every Lisbon inhabitant should as well is to cut loose of all embarrassment and experience the two-tier buses, where you can hop on and off all day long – an economic and convenient way of getting to the most interesting spots of the city which you can come back to with more time later on.

The third route is to go to Belém and sail on the ferry to Trafaria, for about two euros. If you go in the summer, you will experience an unparalleled pink sunset. Besides, the light of Lisbon does not compare to any in the world.

I also recommend the visit to some of best museums and exhibition halls in Lisbon: Centro Cultural de Belém, Museu da Eletricidade (Electricity Museum), Chiado Museum and the Roman Museum are some of my favorites:

1. Cem Maneiras Bistro from Chef Ljubomir Stanisic. An extraordinary cuisine is presented in an informal setting, where creativity is demonstrated through the pairing of uncommon ingredients of great quality. Probably one of the trendiest spots in Lisbon, so you’d better make a reservation (to be continued)