Last week we celebrated the launch of Song of Style in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal! Many of the girls had never been, but each immediately fell in love with its charm. There’s something magical about Lisbon; the people are welcoming, the food is fresh and healthy, and every corner of the city you’ll see amazing architecture and the most beautifully painted buildings. It will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I can’t wait for the first chance to go back!
Where To Stay
We stayed at the Verride Palacio Santa Catarina hotel. It’s located in the heart of the city so there were a ton of great restaurants and shops within walking distance.
It’s also worth mentioning that their rooftop restaurant has the second highest view in Lisbon so it’s a great place to catch a glimpse of the entire city or if you’re not hungry you can even enjoy it from their infinity pool!
Where To Eat
You can’t not love the food in Lisbon. Because it’s a coastal city, the seafood is always fresh! The dishes served were not complicated, just simple with quality ingredients. When it comes to looking for a restaurant, we definitely recommend walking around and finding the ones that are filled with locals. The best meals we had were from authentic local spots.
Farm Food Ink Cafe – This was a hole in the wall spot next to our hotel. They serve traditional Israeli dishes and fresh juices (this is where Aimee got her celery juice). They made some of the best falafels I’ve had! And I have to mention how nice the owner is. The place is cash only but we only had cards, so he kindly let us eat first and told us we could come back later to pay which wasn’t much because the prices are so affordable!
Address: Rua Marechal Saldanha 10, Lisbon 1200-260 Portugal
On our beach day around Cascais, we stopped at Reserva Da Villa for lunch. The ceviche and the Reserva’s octopus were the must-haves.
It also had a nice selection of wine for the wine lover. Try the Vinho Verde, a famous Portuguese wine, you will not regret it.
Address: R. Fernandes Thomás 1, 2750-342 Cascais, Portugal
Varina Da Madragoa was recommended by a local for having the best deep-fried codfish. There are grilled, salted cod options too but they are known for their pataniscas. The portions are way bigger than we expected so I suggest you don’t over order like we did! The interior of the restaurant is quaint and traditional. I loved the vibe here!
Address: R. Madres 34, 1200-861 Lisboa, Portugal
What To Do
If you happen to have a free day in Lisbon on a Tuesday or Saturday, check out Feira da Ladra market. At this flea market, you’ll find antique goods from books and textiles to homewares.
For a beach day, you have to visit Cascais. It’s about a 30 minute drive from Lisbon. There are castles, museums, cute shops and good restaurants all in one city. It’s a fun one-day getaway!
Where To Go
The following are 3 famous historical attractions that we went to. I won’t go into details as there in a ton of information about them online. I’ll just say they are all worth visiting, especially if you’re into history and architecture.