Visting Lisbon from the Algarve could not be easier. Train tickets are available online at CP and 3 hours later...you are in Portugal's hilly, historic, coastal capital. For a European city, accommodation for Lisbon is great value for money. We booked an apartment right in the heart of Bairro Alto, which was perfect for a short city break.
Down past Elevador da Bica, past Pink Street and along to the iconic square of Praça do Comércio, we caught the tram to Belém. A "must-do" when visiting, the tram is relaxing, offers great views and saves your legs! Belém tower (Torre de Belém) a UNESCO World Heritage Site was somewhere I particularly wanted to visit, as I didn't get chance on my last trip. Recommended by my friends, you have to visit Pastéis de Belém!! Founded in 1837, they bake the traditional pastel de nata from a secret recipe. I can tell you...they are amazing!! Hot, with cinnamon, they taste like no other pastel de nata!!
One city I have always wanted to visit, and I already want to go back! Trams, hilly, cobbled streets, old pastel-coloured buildings. A beautiful Portuguese city in 30'c temperatures in October, I spent 3 days exploring.
Easy to travel around either on the metro, by tram or by foot, there were so many places of interest. Praça do Comércio, Rossio Square, Lisbon Zoo, Lisbon Oceanarium, Elevador da Glória were just some of my favourite attractions.
Staying in the heart of the Lisbon, Bairro Alto Suites was perfect for our stay. A recently renovated XV century building, with patisserie's nearby and within walking distance to everything.
Just do not forget to buy a pastel de nata!!