Porto up in the north, by the Atlantic Ocean isn´t as crowded with tourists, as Lisbon – except for the river banks – and has a lot to offer as well. To be honest, it might have captured me more than Lisbon, if that is even possible. And if you follow my Instagram or Twitter you know just how much I loved the Portuguese capital.
About an hour drive inland from Porto you´ll find Guimarães, also referred to as the birthcity of Portugal. The pretty historic town is therefore a great opportunity for a daytrip from Porto and I´d definitely not miss it.
For years I had wanted to go to Lisbon and when I was finally able to make it happen this spring I fell in love with this city, that has something special to it and knew right away, that I needed to share this! So finally, after my posts about Lisbon´s different districts and Pastéis de Nata, here you got a whole guide to the city of seven hills.
As the most popular Portuguese Pastry Item Pastéis de Nata are an easy find in Lisbon. There are numerous places all over the city, that sell the delicious custard tarts and therefore I had no problem with being on a strict Pastéis de Nata diet – I must´ve gotten the term food combining diet wrong, as it didn´t make me loose any weight, though. Or maybe it was because of the Bica – portuguese Espresso – that I had with it? The perfect combo by the way!
Of course I had to try the original Pastéis de Belém in the Belem neighbourhood, that are often said to be the best, but I also found other places with really, really yummy versions of the pastry. So without any further ado, here are my three favourite places for Pastéis de Nata.
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Coming to a new city can be exciting and exhausting at the same time. There is all that excitement to get to know the place and explore it, but at the same time there is this feeling of being a little too lost sometimes. What helps me a lot is to get an overview of the city´s important and interesting neighbourhoods and like that sort out, where and when to start exploring. That´s why I put together this post about the neughbourhoods of beautiful Lisbon!