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Trafaria travel guide for food lovers

  Located on the south bank of the Tagus River, Trafaria is a town that defies simple categorization. Though it functions as a town, it preserves the soul of a traditional fishing village, tucked between Cacilhas and Caparica in the municipality of Almada. Historically significant, Trafaria once served as a quarantine station during the Age…

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June 16, 2024

10 must-try typical foods from Lisbon (and where to eat them)

  Being the main city of Portugal, Lisbon is also, as one would expect, the culinary capital of the country. Lisbon’s cuisine is a blend of many cultures, shaped by its long history of exploration and worldwide trade. This mix has created a food culture that is deeply rooted in tradition yet doesn’t shy away…

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June 7, 2024

15 boutique hotels that’ll make you feel at home in Lisbon

  In Lisbon, just like in most cities that welcome travelers all over the world, the rise of boutique hotels has redefined the notion of intimate and personalized lodging. Unlike their larger counterparts, boutique hotels offer a unique blend of luxury and homeliness, providing an experience that extends beyond mere accommodation. But what exactly sets…

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June 2, 2024

St. Anthony or St. Vincent: Who´s the patron saint of Lisbon?

  Ask a Lisboner who’s the city’s patron saint and the top-of-mind answer might as well be “Saint Anthony”. This one is surely the most popular saint in town and his popularity has largely surpassed St. Vincent’s, who happens to be the official patron saint of Lisbon, even though we don’t have joyful reasons to…

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May 30, 2024

Carnide travel guide for food lovers

  Carnide, located in the northwest corner of Lisbon, remains one of the city’s most authentic neighborhoods, mostly untouched by the tourism that has been reshaping the central areas of the Portuguese capital. This quaint locality showcases a side of Lisbon life that travelers rarely experience. Carnide is a neighborhood of contrasts, where narrow cobblestone…

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May 26, 2024

Best spots for brunch in Lisbon – with a Portuguese twist.

  Brunch, the delightful combination of breakfast and lunch, has traversed the globe, evolving from its late 19th century English origins as a meal for Saturday-night party people to a fashionable and leisurely meal enjoyed worldwide. Its acceptance into various cultures over the years clearly showcases its brunch is here to stay. In the United…

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May 22, 2024

Best food in Lisbon from Portugal’s ex-colonies

  Portugal’s maritime explorations were launched mostly back in the 15th century. Not only did they chart parts of the globe, which obviously already existed, but that were until then mostly unknown for Europeans, they also laid the groundwork for a complex network of colonies across Asia, Africa, and South America. This period of exploration…

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May 1, 2024

Lumiar travel guide for food lovers

  Each of Lisbon’s neighborhoods has a distinct character. Lumiar stands as a hidden gem, often bypassed by the typical tourist trail yet brimming with cultural richness and culinary opportunities that would make any adventurous food lover happy. Feat photo by Gardens   Photo by Prestige Realty Advisors    Far from the hustle and bustle…

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April 27, 2024

Where Lisbon locals go for lunch

  No matter the pace of life these days, lunch is still taken quite seriously here in Portugal. Normally, depending on your job, you’ll have about an hour to enjoy your midday meal. So you can grab a fork and knife, because sandwiches may be a thing elsewhere, but here we still care about a…

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April 15, 2024

Seixal travel guide for food lovers

  Just a stone’s throw from the bustling streets of Lisbon, Seixal on the southbank of the Tagus river, offers a serene escape, making it an ideal day trip from the city, for both locals and travelers alike. Reaching Seixal from downtown Lisbon is quite easy. For those with a car, a mere 20 minute…

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April 12, 2024

Apps for you to travel in Lisbon like a Pro

  In an age where technology permeates every facet of our lives, it’s tempting to rely on it for everything, especially when navigating the unknown streets of a new city. At Taste of Lisboa, while we cherish the serendipity of unplanned adventures and the authentic experiences that come from exploring a city beyond its digital…

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March 28, 2024

Pastel de nata: where to eat the best Portuguese custard tarts in Lisbon

  Buttery. Flaky. Smooth. Velvety. Rich. Enticing. Decadent. Irresistible… we could be here all day mentioning adjectives that could best describe pastel de nata, but only once you have tried a freshly baked Portuguese custard tart you’d truly know what we’re talking about! Portugal’s most famous pastry is a true staple for many locals and,…

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March 14, 2024