Tourists bathing in the waters of Tirta Empul Temple in Bali, Indonesia on a post about temple etiquette

My visit to Lisbon was a short one, with my and my friends needing a break before the Christmas rush.  We jetted off for a long weekend to Portugal, Lisbon. With an early flight on a Friday morning, we would have a few days to explore before returning Sunday night. I had learnt from my trip to Bucharest and didn’t book a crazy late flight home. Although I couldn’t avoid the 3am dash to the airport for the outgoing flight. 

Despite delays with Ryanair seemingly intent on starting our trip on the wrong foot, we arrived in Lisbon in beautiful weather. Whilst friends and family are shivering at home in the first snowfall of the winter, we were taking off our jumpers because of the heat. It wasn’t blistering hot but comfortable with a T-shirt and jeans in the day, and a light jacket in the evening. 

Speeding around Lisbon

Of course no one ever knows a city like a local. So that’s exactly who we went to. Booking ourselves on a 3-hour Tuk Tuk tour across the city. Our guide asked us what sort of locations we were looking for, and within minutes we were riding in a vintage tuk tuk to our first destination. Our guide Amador took us everywhere from the Miradouro da Graca to the Museu de São Luzia. Beguiling us in the history of the city. Of course he made time for us to stop and take photos along the way, letting us stretch our legs and get photos for our trip.

Pastéus de nata, Lisbon’s speciality

Of course you cannot visit Lisbon without trying a pastéus de nata. A creamy, custard tart that will have you addicted during your stay. I made the mistake of waiting until the last day to grab my first one. Picking it up from a bakery outside the Santa Justa lift whilst I waited for my Uber. I wish I had got off my plane and headed straight to the nearest bakery to grab one, they tasted that good.

My trip to Lisbon was a packed one as always! So keep an eye on this page as I fill it with activities, historical sites, and some fantastic opportunities to get photos. Whether you’re a foodie, photographer or city breaker, they’ll be something for you here.

Lisbon Travel Guides

Link to Belem Tower Lisbon Portugal travel guide
Link to the Santa Justa Lift Lisbon Travel Guide
Link to the Santa Justa Lift Lisbon Travel Guide
Link to Time Out Lisboa Travel Guide

Arranging your trip

Below I have attached links to popular booking sites like Get Your Guide and to make it easier for you to arrange your own adventure to Lisbon. By booking through any of the links I may receive a commission which helps support the blog.

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