Perched on the Iberian Peninsula, Lisbon's mix of Gothic architecture, cobblestone streets and famous seven hills makes for a tantalising city. Its proximity to the ocean also means the cuisine is a smorgasbord of freshly caught seafood and Portugese tarts. In Lisbon to shoot IN BED's latest campaign, read on as founder Pip Vassett shares the city's hidden secrets.  

 

Best restaurants

1. A Taberna da Rua das Flores

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A tiny, traditional style taberna which serves delicious Portuguese dishes and is popular with locals. Be sure to get there early to avoid queues!
Rua das Flores 103, 1200-015 Lisboa, facebook.com/A-Taberna-da-Rua-das-Flores

 

2. Cervejaria Ramiro

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A Lisbon institution, Ramiro's has been serving up the freshest seafood and the coldest beers since the '50s. Strap on a bib and get messy with the incredible lobsters and crabs.
Av. Almirante Reis nº1 - H, 1150-007 Lisboa, cervejariaramiro.pt

 

3.  A Cevicheria

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Specialising in South American cuisine (in particular of course, ceviche), the restaurant is located in the upmarket Principe Real neighborhood and is headed up by Portuguese celebrity chef Kiko Martins. A giant squid hangs from the ceiling while you dine on some seriously delicious ceviche. Like many popular Lisbon restaurants there's usually a line, however you can enjoy a pisco sour (and even a snack) on the sunny pavement while you wait.
R. Dom Pedro V 129, 1250-096 Lisboa, acevicheria.pt

 

4. Manteigaria Fábrica

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If you didn't eat at least three pastéis de nata (Portuguese tarts) a day did you really even go to Portugal? Head to Manteigaria Fábrica for the best in town - eat them warm while you watch fresh batches being made right in front of you.
Rua do Loreto 2, 1200-108 Lisboa, facebook.com/manteigariacamoes

 

Where to stay

1. Barrio Alto Hotel

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As well as one of the best known hotels in Lisbon, Barrio Alto hotel's roof terrace also offers up one of the best views in Lisbon. Head up whilst exploring the city to escape the heat with a chilled glass of wine and views over the Tagus.
Praça Luis De Camões, 2 1200-243 Lisboa, bairroaltohotel.com/en

 

2. Santa Clara 1728

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A truly remarkable hotel experience, Santa Clara 1728 lives up to all the Instagram adoration it's received since launching. A restored 18th Century building, the hotel is part of the Silent Living group owned by design led hotelier João Rodrigues. Timber flooring throughout, stunning, minimalist bedrooms and of course those solid marble baths. But it's not just the interiors that will floor you - the kitchen serves up the best breakfast in town and there's always a cake, quiche or wine you're welcome to help yourself to during your stay. Heaven.
Campo de Santa Clara 128, 1100-473 Lisboa, santaclara1728.com

 

Where to shop

1. A Vida Portuguesa

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This fun concept store focuses on products proudly made in Portugal (many which have been produced for hundreds of years). Here you'll find home goods such as soaps & toothpaste, alongside locally published books and kids toys. It's the perfect pitstop for gifts and travel mementos.
Various locations, avidaportuguesa.com


2. Mercado Da Ribeira/Time Out Market

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On one side of this market is the traditional local food market (think fresh fruit and veg, meat and fish) whilst on the other is the 'Time Out' food hall which brings together stalls from many of Lisbon's best restaurants.
Av. 24 de Julho 49, 1200-109 Lisboa, timeoutmarket.com/lisboa

 

3. LX Factory

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Housed in a former manufacturing complex, LX factory is a creative hub with a mix of shops, bars, cafe's and restaurants to pique your interest. Be sure to grab a coffee at Café na Fábrica, check out bookshop Livraria Ler Devagar and grab a drink or bite to eat at Rio Maravilha for a prime waterfront view of the Tagus.
Rua Rodrigues de Faria, 103, 1300 Lisboa, lxfactory.com/EN/lxfactory

 

Tourist attractions

1.  Museu Coleção Berardo

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This modern art gallery houses an impressive permanent collection along with a series of temporary exhibitions. Along with the art the grounds also house beautiful gardens and outdoor sculptures.
Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisboa, en.museuberardo.pt


2. Feira da Ladra Flea Markets

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This lively flea market has been running in the old town, Alfama, since the 17th Century. Selling everything from antique chandeliers and tiles (the kind covering many buildings in Lisbon), to super 8 cameras or handmade leather sandals, it's an absolute treasure trove and a great Lisbon experience. The market runs every Tuesday and Saturday from 6am.
Campo de Santa Clara, 1100-472, Lisboa

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