Like the seven sun-dappled hills that overlook the sparkling Rio Tejo, Lisbon has had its ups and downs. Nevertheless, the plucky city has always bounced back and today it’s positively thriving: well-travelled residents and foreign talent are opening smart businesses behind every other crumbling, azulejo-covered façade. Most visitors spend their time in the historic old town but this guide takes you further afield.
Discover the best bacalhau, the creamiest pastéis de nata and the sweetest ginjinha. Museums dedicated to basically everything have been visited; from horse-drawn carriages to cutting-edge technology, to reveal daringly modern architecture finds among red-tiled townhouses and baroque churches. Get to know favourite hotels ranging from a refurbished fifteenth-century palácio to a glossy guesthouse, while becoming familiar with rated retailers, including a family-run glove-maker and a snappy bookshop with an in-house gallery.
About the Authors
Canadian journalist, entrepreneur and magazine publisher Tyler Brûlé is the Editor-in-Chief of Monocle.
Andrew Tuck is the Founding Editor of the global magazine Monocle.
London-based Joe Pickard is a keen photographer, avid Instagrammer and Book Editor at Monocle magazine.
About the Publisher
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