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Ajuda and Restelo travel guide for food lovers

  Neighboring the popular neighborhood of Belém, famous for its ancient statues and edible monuments such as Pastéis de Belém, we find the areas of Ajuda and Restelo. While technically these are two distinct Lisbon neighborhoods, they’re so close by, that if you are in the area we’d encourage you to check out both of…

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November 15, 2022

Benfica travel guide for food lovers

  Even though Benfica is a well-known Lisbon neighborhood for us natives of the city, it is often overlooked by international visitors. Furthermore, if you were to research anything about Benfica online, chances are you’ll come across results related with the popular football club by the same name, rather than the part of town itself….

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October 13, 2022

The best Portuguese octopus dishes  (and where to try them in Lisbon)

  Traditional Portuguese cooking makes very good use of octopus as one of its favorite seafood ingredients. Because of its other-wordly looks and long tentacles covered in suckers, the octopus is often a creature that inspires a certain dose of intimidation to those who aren’t used to seeing it on a plate of food. Yet,…

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October 7, 2022

Campo de Ourique travel guide for food lovers

  The neighborhood of Campo de Ourique in Lisbon is not exactly unknown. Lisbon residents flock to this area for its vibrant streets full of local shops, where international chains are not as popular as one-off boutiques and specialty stores. It is also a preferred neighborhood for expats, who tend to appreciate the quarter’s balance…

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September 29, 2022

Accessible Lisbon: tips for travelers with reduced mobility

Known as “the city of the seven hills”, Lisbon isn’t the most accessible destination for travelers with reduced mobility. The steep roads in the historical neighborhoods (particularly Alfama, the oldest district in Lisbon), the cobblestone streets and the narrow sidewalks can make exploring quite difficult for wheelchair users, as well as other travelers with low…

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September 22, 2022

Alcântara travel guide for food lovers

  After virtually traveling with you to Marvila and Alvalade, we continue our mission to explore some of the most interesting neighborhoods of Lisbon which happen to be less known amongst international visitors. Our aim is to unveil some of their secrets from the perspective of food lovers, that is, highlighting the best restaurants, cafés,…

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August 27, 2022

Gluten free guide to Portuguese food

  As Lisbon’s dining scene is rather vast, you will easily come across a lot of gluten-free labeled options in restaurants all over town, and there’s even some fabulous fully gluten-free restaurants.  Most establishments catering to celiacs and those who’d rather follow a diet with low or no gluten consumption end up serving a menu…

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August 19, 2022

Marvila travel guide for food and art lovers

  Craft beer. Restaurants. Urban art. Culture and events. This is what the trendy and up-and-coming Lisbon neighborhood of Marvila is becoming known for.   Marvila is often nicknamed the Brooklyn of Lisbon, in comparison to the borough of New York City, or the London East-End of Lisbon, in reference to the gentrification that’s been…

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June 21, 2022

Itinerary for the perfect weekend in Lisbon

  Many would argue that a weekend is not a long time to enjoy the best Lisbon has to offer. Between well-known touristic activities and unusual things to see and do, the capital of Portugal has virtually a never-ending array of things to keep discovering, even when you live here. But if two to three…

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April 12, 2022

5 reasons to go off the beaten path and explore Campo de Ourique when in Lisbon

If you’ve scheduled a trip to Lisbon, come and discover A-City-Within-The-City: Campo de Ourique, the Lisbon neighborhood that is shielded from the tourist crowds, right in the heart of the city. It’s timeless and enchanting, thanks to its traditional Portuguese traits and the breath of fresh air brought to you by artistic influences that have…

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July 22, 2019