Good Instagram Guide for Lisbon

Let’s face it, we all look for the picture-perfect photo to post on our social media accounts while travelling. If you’re planning a visit to Lisbon, you’re lucky, because “that” photo is not far away. In this this pastel-colored, nearly untouched, authentic and beautiful city, what you’re looking for will be handed to you on a silver platter.

I mapped out 10 outstanding photography locations; feel free to navigate yourself around them. You may want to look them from a different angle, the famous Lisbon light will do the job.

1. Chiado

This particular photo is now hanged on the wall in our house. You’ll find it easily while walking to the main square in Chiado; impossible to miss.

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2. Tram Routes

Trams are everywhere in Lisbon. Whenever you hear the buzzing in the street you need to stay on the side to allow it to pass. Or you can do like me and jump on the tram route to get a photo. My guide on Lisbon Tram’s Guide is – here.

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3. Park Bar

A beautiful terrace bar with a vibrant atmosphere. Cheers to the best view with an Aperol!

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4. Pequeno Jardim

A beautiful flower shop with its original signage. Don’t forget to spend some time inside the shop as well.

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5. Embaixada

One of the coolest concept stores in Lisbon. Re-built within a 19th century palace.

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6. The Fado Mural: Fado Vadio

The famous mural is a tribute to Fado music; where the famous Fado musicians Maria Severa and Fernando Maurício are portrayed together with the other symbols of the music like bread and wine. The mural is close to the neighborhoods of Mouraria and Alfama, birthplace of this World Heritage music.

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7. Casa do Alentejo

A 17th century palace, representing Alentejo region in Portugal with its Moorish design.

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8. Livraria Ler Devagar

The big library of LX Factory. Even though you might have seen hundreds of photos of this place, you might still have a chance to photograph it from a different angle.

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9. Alfama Neighbourhood

Labyrinth narrow streets and small squares of the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon: Alfama. You’ll see the mix of urban art and traditional living, an extraordinary synthesize.

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10. The Miradouros

They call Lisbon “The City of Seven Hills”; and on the hills, Portuguese people built Miradouros – the view points – to watch the sea and city underneath. Everyone has a favorite Miradouro; mine was Portas do Sol.

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Enjoy!

Ozge

Morning Coffee in Lisbon

(Türkçesi için sayfanın en aşağısına inebilirsin)

Lisboetas have special ties with their coffee culture. They generally use robusta-arabica blends, which make coffee bitter and tough due to over roasted beans. Traditionally, the day starts with “galao” at breakfast, espresso with steamed milk. After launch, Lisboetas seek for “bica”, Portuguese espresso.

Of course, not everyone can be fond of bitter coffee, that’s why while 3rd coffee culture started evolving all around the world, Lisbon started to have its share.

I am listing below my favorites, good coffee shops in Lisbon where you can also enjoy delicious breakfast.

Hello Kristof

Within all authenticity and fuss in Lisbon, you’ll find “Hello, Kristof” like a bright and calm Scandinavian coffee house. It has a minimal and rough interior décor; a good place to relax and spend some quality time.

We went there for breakfast. Croissant and coffee was heavenly. Especially, coffee was very different than rest of Lisbon; the owner explains that he preferred beans that were more acidic and full of flavor.

hello kristof - photo by goodcityguides

hello kristof - photo by goodcityguides

He worked as a graphic designer and he was a magazine art director, so the concept has shaped around that. You’ll find impressive independent magazines at the shelves.

hello kristof - photo by goodcityguides

hello kristof - photo by goodcityguides

hello kristof - photo by goodcityguides

Heim Café

I love urban jungle style small coffee shops, they feel very lively and cosy. Heim is like that and it’s no coincidence that “heim” means “home” in German.

heim cafe - good city guides

heim cafe - good city guides

We ordered the classic brunch menu with sunny side eggs. On top, the French Toast to boost energy (since you’ll have to walk up and down in the city all day).

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The Mill

If you’re following me for some time now, you’ll know I have this thing for Aussie style brunch. Give me avocados, poached eggs, fresh bowls and I’ll smile non-stop.

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At The Mill, they serve best Portuguese ingredients within Aussie recipes, so you’ll have the best combination. They serve brunch in the morning and wine in the afternoon. You can also stop by The Mill to taste Portuguese wine within their vast wine selections.

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For good coffee in Lisbon, I have one more recommendation for you: Copenhagen Coffee Lab. It’s the Lisbon branch of the famous coffee shop in Copenhagen, which sets your expectations very high. Trust me, you’ll be pleased. We had a take away, unfortunately I didn’t take any photos but if you want to check it out here is the link.

Enjoy your morning coffee!

For more Lisbon tips, check my instagram:

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Lizbon’da Sabah Kahvesi

Lizbonluların kahve kültürüyle özel bir bağı var. Genellikle, kahve çekirdekleri ve çifte kavrulmuş olmasından dolayı sert olan robusta-arabica karışımlarını kullanıyorlar. Geleneksel olarak güne, kahvaltıda “gala”, buharlı sütlü espresso, içerek başlıyorlar. Öğleden sonra ise, “bica” yani Portekizliler’in esspresso’su ile devam ediyorlar.

Tabii ki, herkes kahveyi acı sevmez. Bu yüzden 3. kahve kültürü dünyanın her yerinde gelişmeye başlarken, Lizbon da bundan nasiplendi. Lizbon’da, hem iyi kahve hem de lezziz kahvaltı için benim önerilerim burda:

Hello Kristof

Lizbon’un daracık sıkışık sokakları, arnavut kaldırımları arasında minimalist ve sakin bir İskandinav havası: “Hello, Kristof”. Sabah kahveni Lizbon’un genç ve havalı sakinleri ile içmek için ideal bir mekan. Sahibi grafik tasarımcısı ve sanat yönetmeni; yaratıcı işini dükkanına da taşımış. Raflarda bağımsız dergiler bulabilirsiniz.

Heim Café

Şehirde yer alan urban jungle tarzı küçük kahve dükkanlarını çok seviyorum, çok ferah ve rahat oluyorlar. Heim de bunlardan biri. Almanca’da “heim” in “ev” anlamına gelmesi tesadüf değil tabiki.

Göz yumurta ile klasik bir brunch menüsü sipariş ettim. Üstüne, Fransız Tostu enerjiyi ayrıca artırıyor. (Çünkü tüm gün, şehirde bir yukarı bir aşağı yürümen gerekecek).

The Mill

Eğer bir süredir beni takip ediyorsan, Avusturalya tarzı brunchı sevdiğimi biliyorsundur. Bana her zaman avokado, poşe yumurta ve taze meyve-sebzelerin olduğu kaseler verebilirsin!

The Mill de, en iyi Portekiz ürünleri ile Avusturalya tarifleri hazırlayarak en iyi kombinasyonu elde etmiş. Sabahları brunch ve öğleden sonraları şarap servisi yapıyorlar. The Mill’in engin şarap menüsünde, Portekiz şarabının tadına bakmanı tavsiye ederim.

Lizbon’da iyi bir kahve için, son bir önerim daha var: Copenhagen Coffee Lab. Kopenhag’daki meşhur kahve dükkanının Lizbon şubesi, beklentilerini çok yükselttim farkındayım ama güven bana, memnun kalacaksın.