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Lisbon! A city which will keep surprising you!

By the end of April 2023, I had to go to Lisbon with my partner to renew some official documents we needed. Flying there is so easy, with a flight time of no more than 02h15 from any London airport!


Once we had done what we had to do, we decided to do a little wander around Lisbon and how much the city has changed (the last time I was here, was before the pandemic)


It’s no flash news, that Portugal is becoming more and more trendy to visitors from all around the world. We noticed that right away when we went to the airport underground, which was completely packed with visitors talking in the most different languages.

We jumped off at the Rossio and was so nice to see how the sun was already shining high and how the temperature was already at 26C and wasn’t even 1030am.

We stopped in the many cafes, for the typical latte and “pastel de nata” and how delicious was that!

Lisbon, bakery front window
Lisbon, bakery front window











After this, we walked down to the Praca do Comercio, which personally it’s one of my favourite spots in Lisbon. It just feels so majestic and Portuguese!

Praca do Comercio
Praca do Comercio

Looking at the beautiful river Tejo, we decided to adventure and take the metro and went to the Time Out Market.

This venue is beautifully done and offers an amazing choice of drinks and foods, just be aware of the timings, as we went at lunchtime, and it was so crowded that we couldn’t really buy anything. Still, we took the opportunity to visit the fresh fruit and vegetable market, which is in the same venue, and was wonderful to see.

So, feeling a bit hungry and with the city full of visitors we decided to go to somewhere where we could have a bit of food choice and what would be better than a shopping centre, and… dear me! The Portuguese do love their shopping!


Colourful Umbrella Street in Agueda, Lisbon
Colourful Umbrella Street in Agueda, Lisbon

We went to Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre, which is right next to the famous Parque das Nacoes. We had pasta for lunch and why not, a pastel de nata for dessert?

After our lunch we walked around the shopping centre, there is so much to offer and to buy of course… but we resisted the temptation and of course having hand luggage only was another reason!

The day was nearly ending, and we decided to go back to the airport, collect our documents and fly back home!

Overall Lisbon is an amazing city with so much to see and to do, with a fantastic and simple way to travel around! The metro system is modern and so easy!


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