LISBOA

April 20, 2015
 

It’s been the longest time since I’ve been on holidays with my family. So when my sister asked me a few months back if I wanted to go with them during the Easter holidays I said yes. We decided on a city trip and soon after it was clear that we wanted to go to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Being back in Luxembourg, I think we couldn’t have chosen better! I fell in love with this colourful city. For the first 4 days we had the best weather; it was sunny but not too hot, just how I like it. On the 5th day it was cloudy but as we wanted to do some shopping at the (huge) Colombo shopping mall, it didn’t bother us at all. 
We decided to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel, as it was cheaper. The apartment we chose couldn’t have been located better! We stayed in one of the Olivier Apartments in the very heart of Lisbon, it was located right next to the main shopping street and a lot of the attractions, as well as very delicious restaurants, were just a short walk away. The only downside to the apartment was that it was on the 5th floor without elevator (which I knew when I booked it) so this was a little extra sport twice a day. As it is located in an old building, you can’t expect the walls to be 100% soundproof or the drain of the shower to be super fast, but those small things didn’t really bother me. I’d recommend the apartment without any hesitation. The interior, the brightness, the cleanliness and above all, the location were perfect. To sum up: it was a bright cosy place to stay, in the very heart of Lisbon. (We paid a little over 800€ for 5 nights)
On the first day, arriving around 2 p.m, we explored the area around the apartment by foot before having a delicious diner at Lisboaà Noite (recommended by a friend of mine). The next day we walked around Alfama, climbing up to the Sao Jorge Castle from where we had amazing views all over the city. That night we had a traditional Portuguese diner at Pinóquio. On Sunday we took the Hop on Hop Off Bus to get to the main attractions – Eduardo VII Park & Belém. The bus only drove until 5.30 pm which was a bit unfortunate as the weather couldn’t have been better – it felt like summer! We had diner close to the apartment at the Santa Justa Restaurant, the food was good but the service was a bit slow. On Monday we decided to go to Sintra as the cab driver we had from the airport to our apartment said that we absolutely had to go! He was so right. We climbed up to the Pena National Palace and I think it was the most colourful place I’ve ever seen and the view was simply breathtaking. On the last day we walked around some more and went, as I mentioned before, to the Colombo Shopping Mall. I think that was pretty boring for my dad and his girlfriend but my sister and I, we had fun haha. 
This was a small summary of our days in Lisbon. I really want to go back again, but this time with friends, so I can explore another side of the city – it’s supposed to have a freat nightlife scene. Have you ever been? How did you like it?

22 Comments

  • Reply Andrea April 20, 2015 at 7:06 am

    I have heard so many great thing of Lisboa recently and your pictures look so nice, I can't wait to go there myself!
    Also staying at an apartment is a great idea in my opinion. I'll have to take a closer look at the one you recommended.
    xo Andrea

  • Reply Andrea April 20, 2015 at 7:06 am

    I have heard so many great thing of Lisboa recently and your pictures look so nice, I can't wait to go there myself!
    Also staying at an apartment is a great idea in my opinion. I'll have to take a closer look at the one you recommended.
    xo Andrea

  • Reply alnisfescherblog.com April 20, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    So lovely! Great Pictures!
    Alnis
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  • Reply alnisfescherblog.com April 20, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    So lovely! Great Pictures!
    Alnis
    http://alnisfescherblog.com

  • Reply Emilie April 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    What some beautiful pictures! Make me feel want to travel there!
    xoxo

  • Reply Emilie April 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    What some beautiful pictures! Make me feel want to travel there!
    xoxo

  • Reply Olivier Apartments April 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Claude!
    What a beautiful tribute to Lisbon with such great photos. It was a honour to host at my place.
    We planned to meet to show you all my apartments but unfortunately we didn't because I was fully booked in all my apartments 🙂

    I really hope to meet you on your next time at Lisbon … and of course your audience is welcome to experience Lisbon in an authentic, historic, comfortable apartment with soul … and with great design!

    Best wishes,
    Olivier C.
    http://www.olivierapartments.com

  • Reply Olivier Apartments April 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Claude!
    What a beautiful tribute to Lisbon with such great photos. It was a honour to host at my place.
    We planned to meet to show you all my apartments but unfortunately we didn't because I was fully booked in all my apartments 🙂

    I really hope to meet you on your next time at Lisbon … and of course your audience is welcome to experience Lisbon in an authentic, historic, comfortable apartment with soul … and with great design!

    Best wishes,
    Olivier C.
    http://www.olivierapartments.com

  • Reply myochrasy April 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I visited Lisbon 3 years ago and I fell in love with this charming city. And Sintra is such a magical place. Now I feel like returning to Lisbon, very soon 😉

  • Reply myochrasy April 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I visited Lisbon 3 years ago and I fell in love with this charming city. And Sintra is such a magical place. Now I feel like returning to Lisbon, very soon 😉

  • Reply liebewasist April 21, 2015 at 8:18 am

    I really want to travel to Lisboa … that's on my travel to do-list for ages! I think it's time to do so right before the summery tourism starts.
    thanks for sharing those lovely pictures!

    <3 Tina
    https://liebewasist.wordpress.com/

  • Reply liebewasist April 21, 2015 at 8:18 am

    I really want to travel to Lisboa … that's on my travel to do-list for ages! I think it's time to do so right before the summery tourism starts.
    thanks for sharing those lovely pictures!

    <3 Tina
    https://liebewasist.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Michèle Kruesi April 22, 2015 at 7:00 am

    aww, looks like a great time

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  • Reply Michèle Kruesi April 22, 2015 at 7:00 am

    aww, looks like a great time

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  • Reply Carmen B. April 23, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Ech war eemol kuerz do fir puer Stonne mee wier och nach gäre méi laang bliwwen well den éischten Androck war wierklech top. Ech wëll opjidefall och nach emol dohin 🙂 A falls ech ginn kucken ech definitif no dem Appartement well déi Fotoen déis de dovu gemaach hues sinn zimmlech vielversprechend 😉 Kenns de vläit de Blog http://teetharejade.com ? Déi 2 Bloggerinnen sinn och mega verréckt no Lissabon an hunn emmer super schéin Travel Diaries vun der Stadt!
    xx

  • Reply Carmen B. April 23, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Ech war eemol kuerz do fir puer Stonne mee wier och nach gäre méi laang bliwwen well den éischten Androck war wierklech top. Ech wëll opjidefall och nach emol dohin 🙂 A falls ech ginn kucken ech definitif no dem Appartement well déi Fotoen déis de dovu gemaach hues sinn zimmlech vielversprechend 😉 Kenns de vläit de Blog http://teetharejade.com ? Déi 2 Bloggerinnen sinn och mega verréckt no Lissabon an hunn emmer super schéin Travel Diaries vun der Stadt!
    xx

  • Reply Ruxandra April 24, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    The place is soo cozy!

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  • Reply Ruxandra April 24, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    The place is soo cozy!

    http://saccharinesoul.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Cosymore.com April 29, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Hun lo grad deng Sait entdeckt! Schéinen Blog hues de! Schéin Outfits och! Sin zimlech begeeschtert vun dengen Fotoen! Weider sou 🙂 (I mean it!)

  • Reply Cosymore.com April 29, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Hun lo grad deng Sait entdeckt! Schéinen Blog hues de! Schéin Outfits och! Sin zimlech begeeschtert vun dengen Fotoen! Weider sou 🙂 (I mean it!)

  • Reply ImaginetheSwallows April 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    🙂 Merci villmools!

  • Reply ImaginetheSwallows April 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    🙂 Merci villmools!

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