Lisbon & Porto

Lisbon

Lisbon | Porto

Also see the google maps list – Lisbon – which includes the LGBT venues

Restaurants

A Cevichera
R. Dom Pedro V 129, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
https://www.acevicheria.pt
Well worth it just for the octopus on the ceiling to be honest but the food is also amazing. This chef has a few restaurants although the Asian one (O Asiático) I think closed during covid as it’s no longer listed on the chef’s website. He has a number of others though so if you prefer meat to fish check out O Talho instead which is up by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Downunder
R. dos Industriais 21, 1200-685 Lisboa, Portugal
Aussie chef and the set menu is amazing. We have been 3 times and have never been disappointed.

Pharmacia Felicidade
Rua de Santa Catarina n 2 e n, 4, 1249-069 Lisboa, Portugal
Portuguese food & cocktails are served in a charming, pharmacy-themed space with outdoor seating. Also a great place for sundown cocktails with great views.

Marisqueira Azul – Praça do Comércio
Praça do Comércio 70-71, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal
Nice food and wine with outdoor seating in the square.

Bars | Cafes

The Bar
Tv. Monte do Carmo 1, 1200-420 Lisboa, Portugal
Great little cocktail bar. Not too far from A Cevichera if you are planning there.

Linha d’Água
Jardim Amália Rodrigues, Rua Marquês de Fronteira, 1070-099 Lisboa, Portugal
Nice to drink wine and look at the view down to the sea through the park and city. More of a cafe than a bar so perfect for a glass of wine in the afternoon. Laid-back café in a park with a waterfront terrace serving light fare & cakes, plus coffee & wine. Did I mention wine?

Pharmacia Felicidade
Rua de Santa Catarina n 2 e n, 4, 1249-069 Lisboa, Portugal
Portuguese food & cocktails served in a charming, pharmacy-themed space with outdoor seating. Also a great place for sundown cocktails with great views.

Culture

Jardim Amália Rodrigue and Parque Eduardo VII
Alameda Cardeal Cerejeira, 1070-051 Lisboa, Portugal
Basically the same park – see also Linha d’Água which is a cafe at the park.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Av. de Berna 45 A, 1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal
https://gulbenkian.pt/
Great museum, great building, great gardens.

Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Tranquil urban gardens with walking paths, lakes, diverse birds & a cafe in a picturesque setting. The Foundation itself is also well worth a visit.

Castelo de S. Jorge
R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa, Portugal
Yep it’s a castle. You can also get great views of it and sit down with a glass of wine from the lookout at Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara.

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
R. de São Pedro de Alcântara, 1200-470 Lisboa, Portugal
This sizable, landscaped terrace with a fountain offers panoramic views of the city. It usually also has stalls selling snacks and drinks.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Largo de Santa Luzia, 1100-487 Lisboa, Portugal
Nice terrace with views and a cafe. Fun fact we confirmed the financing for our first home in Amsterdam here.

Graffiti Tramway | Calçada Da Glória
Calçada da Glória 51, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
Have you even been to Lisbon if you don’t have a picture of this?

EmbaiXada
Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa, Portugal
19th-century palace turned shopping mall featuring Portuguese brands & designers & a restaurant.

Porto

Lisbon | Porto

Restaurants

Vinum
Caves Graham’s, Rua do Agro 141, 4400-003 Porto, Portugal
This is restaurant at the Graham’s Port Winery. There are also winery tours which you can follow with the dinner. The location is a bit far from the centre but we got a taxi with no issue. It is definitely worth it for a stunning view of night-time Porto.

Cafes

Confeitaria do Bolhão
R. Formosa 339, 4000-252 Porto, Portugal
Amazing tiny little cakes. So you don’t feel like you are being too bad. That is until you eat five of them.

Bars

Culture

Casa do Infante-Museum
R. da Alfândega 10, 4050-029 Porto, Portugal
Museum based in the old customs house about the history of the city.

Ponte Luís I
Ponte Luís I, Porto, Portugal
A bridge that has a history from the time of Eiffel. He made designs but in the end, they went with Théophile Seyrig, a disciple of Gustave.

Pavilhão Rosa Mota and Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
R. de Dom Manuel II, 4050-346 Porto, Portugal
Whacky UFO shaped Dome and stunning park.

Ponte da Arrábida
Via de Cintura Interna, 4400-492 Porto, Portugal
https://www.portobridgeclimb.com/
Great views and also a bridge climb experience which is well worth it.

Porto São Bento – Train station towards Lisbon
Praça de Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
Worth a visit for the tile work in the vestibule.

See also

Amsterdam | Barcelona | Lisbon | Paris | Porto | Randstad | Sitges