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Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.

insider tips

  • Take a ride along the most scenic route through Lisbon on the number 28 vintage tram.
  • Be entertained with a cultural musical experience at an atmospheric Fado hall.
  • Experience the eclectic streets and boutiques of Barrio Alto by day and revel at its bars by night.
  • Wonder at the sights, on every turn, walking through culturally rich and charming Alfama.
  • Bring your swimmers in summer for a side-trip to the coastal town of Cascais, 30 kms away from Lisbon.

what we think

Fall into the rhythm of Lisbon, a coastal gem which oozes character. Its laidback nightlife, much of it outdoors in summer, is one of its most engaging attractions. Even when the narrow streets are full of people enjoying the countless cafes and bars that appear to never close, the atmosphere remains chilled. Consistent with the city’s quirky vibe, it is not uncommon to see DJ’s spinning decks in fashion shops or clothes sold in bars. When the shops close for lunch, it is a perfect time to enjoy the views across the Tagus river from one of the many hilltops or ride through the city’s diverse neighbourhoods on a quaint old fashioned tram. Lisbon is humble and unassuming, and at the same time is charming and beautiful.