Portugal is becoming one of the most visited places in Europe in recent years, and people are coming to the historic city of Lisbon for their entertainment. It offers so many places to go and things to see, from beautiful museums, wine tasting in the vineyards, taking the bus tour around Lisbon, or just walking round the cobbled streets in the centre is PICTURESQUE.
For artist lovers, history seekers, wine lovers, sun lovers, and foodies, Lisbon has something for everyone!
If you are looking to enjoy the wine and food from one of the most vibrant culinary cities in the world, then stick around as I will give you a glimpse of what Lisbon has to offer.
The best wines in Lisbon
If you are like me and have a love for wine, your taste buds will be spoilt for choice with the HUGE selection available here. From white wine, red wine, and rosé, Portugal is blessed with the perfect conditions for growing grapes and producing amazingly tasty wines.
When it comes to making wine, the Vidigal wineries know a thing or two about producing flavourful wine. Based in the Lisbon region, their wines have won many accolades and awards.
One of the best wines is called Porta 6. It is a tasty light-bodied wine BURSTING with flavour and subtle notes of berries. You can find this wine in any colour, and from still to sparkling, it is the most affordable wine for quality and taste.
The vidigal family also produces a fruity wine called Boa noite Lisboa, which is also available in white, red, and rosé. It is a perfect table wine for any occasion and will WOW wine lovers.
Porta 6 wine and the history
Winner of many awards, loved by brits and wine lovers worldwide. This wine is special in Portugal because of the watercolour painted label, painted by the great German Hauke Vagt. The artist portrays the famous electric trams renowned in Lisbon and for getting around the city.
You can find the famous porta 6 poster and other framed posters portraying the beauty of Lisbon on our website.
The porta 6 wines are crafted in the Alenquer wine regions, northern Lisbon and are one of the best wines of Portugal. The Portuguese locals will drink this fruity wine with any type of food, from meat to fish, or with some delicious homemade goats cheese and presunto.
Lisbon is a typical historical city full of life and things to see. Renowned for its Fado and Portuguese azulejos (ceramic tiles), tourism is booming here.
If you want to try traditional Portuguese food and delicacies, pop over to Belém, where the famous Pastéis de Belém is created. These tasty little delicacies are a MOUTHWATERINGLY CRISPY custard tart that you can eat 5 in a row. Be prepared that visiting the factory in Belém can have huge queues in peak summer months.
Check out the Alfama district in Lisbon, home to Fado, the old wooden trams, and brimming with swanky bars and epic nights out. For the best nightlife, head over to Bairro Alto to find the Portuguese people and foreigners mingle on the small cobbled roads. In a nutshell, it is the heart of the city nightlife, where you can find small bars dotted around offering budget-friendly VIKING SIZED alcohol beverages.
If you’re looking for a historical experience to see, the quickest way to get around Lisbon is by tour bus. Tours cost around 15 euros per ticket, and you can hop on and off whenever you want. The bus takes you from the castle to Parque das Nações, the Torre de Belém, and more.
Things to do in Lisbon?
If you have never been to Portugal and more importantly Lisboa, where have you been hiding? People from across the globe come here because of wine, sun, and food.
The most important thing to know about Lisbon is that Portuguese people welcome everyone and it is a SUPER-FRIENDLY and VIBRANT city.
For places to go, look no further than the gorgeous yellow beaches dotted close to the Lisbon area. You can find these relaxing beaches in Carcavelos, Costa da Caparica, and even further north in Sintra and Cascais. Portugal has many awards for having the best beaches in the world. So make sure to bring your flip-flops and Bikini.
Lovers of wine and food will be satisfied, as Lisboa has absolutely tons (and I mean tons of quirky wine bars and tasty places to eat). With places to eat and drink on every street in the centre, you shall not go starved nor thirsty.
For spectacular views looking over the city, head over to one of the miradouros (lookout points). You can find several here in Lisboa. The main ones are:
- Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
- Miradouro de Santa Luzia
- Miradouro da Graça
Get your cameras ready for selfies or spend hours painting the beautiful landscape.
Best restaurants in Lisbon?
Lisbon has an abundance of restaurants, offering delicious food on every street corner. The smell of grilled sardines and freshly baked pastries travels through the air throughout the city.
Some of the most sought-after places to eat are found where there is Fado music playing. It is a typical way to enjoy your dinner whilst listening to soulful traditional music.
Check out the many places to eat and listen to Fado in Alfama or try one of the stylish tascas to wine and dine away your evening.
Wine tasting in Lisbon?
If you are looking for wineries in Portugal, you should experience the vineyards in the Lisbon region. Tours are available to Sintra and Setubal for a unique wine tasting experience, or you can tour round the city centre trying the many wine bars.
Wherever you go in Lisbon, you will find something to drink and eat, as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery the city has to offer.
My name is David Greenhalgh, I am 32 years young and I am married and have a beautiful daughter.
I am a professional chef, a writer, and a full time super-dad. My main passions are cooking and football, but now I have found a new love for content writing.