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A Hedonist’s guide to…

Lisbon

Cantinho do Avillez
Found in Lisbon’s Chiado neighbourhood, Cantinho do Avillez is José Avillez’ unpretentious, elegant dining room dedicated to Portuguese cuisine.
Pizzaria Lisboa
A Lisbon pizzeria opened by Portuguese chef extraordinaire, Jose Avillez, Pizzaria Lisboa offers incredible pizzas in a chic setting.
Hotel Baia
Simple without sacrificing style, and a well-connected owner who will happily give you the ins and outs of the area...
Convento do Carmo
Situated in central Chiado, the site falls just off Rua Garrett, the Church, although in ruins, allows those interested in architecture to observe the fascinating Gothic arches and savour its fascinating history...
Lounge Cafe
Located a little further out than the principal hubbub of bars and restaurants in the area, Lounge Cafe sounds exactly how it is; a chilled-out crowd (mostly students) nursing a pint in dim lighting.
Jardim dos Sentidos
The vegetarian menu here is adventurous and interesting. Providing a relaxed atmosphere with a popular outdoor dining area in the summer.
Torre de Belem
A visit to Belem will give tourists a whistle-stop introduction to Lisbon's historic past combined with its contemporary culture. The tower is one of Lisbon's most recognised cultural symbols.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Situated rather remotely outside the main city, the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is a fine example of Manueline architecture, and includes a monastery, cloisters and church.
Galeto
Although situated in a more remote part of the city, Galeto Restaurant is perfectly placed; next door to a fantastic party hotspot, you can spend hours and hours here contemplating life.
Surfing
Lisbon is on the coast and where there is sea you will find surfers trying to tame it. Break out the flip flops and board wax and hit the beach.
Castelo de Sao Jorge
This hilltop fortification predates the Romans, who occupied it at one point. It features as an important institution for Lisboetas as well as a popular hike for tourists.
Mae de Agua
This 'aqueduct of free waters' falls within what are known as the middle-class districts. Pleasantly peaceful surroundings can be found around in the Jardim das Amoreiras.
Hotel Veneza
The Veneza should be one of those hotels, slightly faded around the edges but packed full of a bygone era charm. Somehow it's not - refurbs have left it lacking. For sleeping only.
Café Suiça
Café Suiça provides perfect opportunities for people-watching while taking a well deserved break from the day of shopping and sightseeing...
Come Prima
Representing the more romantic side of busy Lisbon, Italian restaurant Come Prima exudes charm and character, serving up high quality, traditional dishes without compromising on value.

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