Colourful streets, egg pastries and historic buildings: Discover Lisbon
Lisbon is not a place for a kitten heel – or any other heel for that matter.
A mixture of cobblestones and hills make for decidedly unsteady footing, and trainers were my only option for exploring this historic city.
It was the perfect day for it. Only a light smattering of fluffy clouds disturbed the bright blue sky and with the morning temperature pushing 30°C, I found the cool shadows of Lisbon’s cobbled backstreets a good place to start.
Read Hannah Britt’s guide to Æisbon in Express 27.02.2016
Express: Ten things you must do in Lisbon
- Visit Lisboa Oceanário, which was voted World’s Best Aquarium 2015 by TripAdvisor. Seeoceanario.pt/en.
- Taste ginjinha, the Portuguese cherry liqueur, served in chocolate shot glasses at the traditional bars by Rossio Square.
- Head underground and walk the patriarchal tunnels to explore Lisbon’s ancient water system.
- Stop for photos at the Sexiest WC on Earth. Yes, really. Guests can select the colour of their loo roll.
- Browse the art at the Berardo Collection Museum to see the likes of Picasso, Dalí, Bacon and Warhol.
- Indulge in a liquid lunch at Museu da Cerveja – the history of beer museum.
- Take a trip to the LX Factory, a creative hot spot and meeting point for Lisbon locals, with shops, street art and restaurants.
- Try the chocolate mousse at Papa Açorda restaurant.
- Visit the recently extended National Coach Museum, to see how the super rich used to travel in style.
- Discover the Belém tower, an ancient defence post sat in the Tagus river.