Lovely Lisbon

If there’s one city I should go back to asap, it’s Lisbon. Man, I lied in my first sentence already, sorry peepz. Of course there are many other cities I should go back to asap. But if I had to choose one at this moment, it would be Lisbon. Damn, lied again. Okay, there are a few other cities that would beat the crap out of Lisbon, touristwise, but Portugal’s capital is lovely. And that’s the truth, I swear, your honor!

All this lying is confusing me. Truth is: I like Lisbon. It’s a beautiful city with a great atmosphere, delicious food (AND REALLY REALLY GOOD COFFEE!), friendly people, loads of places to party, cool trams, hills, monasteries, towers, fado houses, beautiful parks, cathedrals, history… You name it. A lot of people I’ve talked to compared Lisbon to Barcelona. Maybe it’s because both cities are hip and trendy. Or it might be the location near the sea as well. Or it might be the inspiration you can find in both cities.

Lisbon is definitely worth your attention and if you can get a cheap flight (check out Brussels Airlines TGI Flydays) and a conveniently located hotel, you’ll have an amazing time in Portugal’s capital.

Written by the.ego.tripper

the.ego.tripper is a huge fan of author boxes with useless info, tourist traps, family resorts with kids peeing in the pool, airport hotels, expensive wifi, jetlags, lost luggage, warm beer and airline food. Basically all the good things in life! To nicely fill this author box I will now talk gibberish in Latin: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.


    1. What a fabulous post! I went to Lisbon last October and it was absolutely fantastic! I stayed in a wonderful hostel called Lisboa – it was conveniently located and with all the mod cons, you may as well have been in a four star hotel. I had a rediculously great time there. Great city!

  1. “A lot of people I’ve talked to compared Lisbon to Barcelona. Maybe it’s because both cities are hip and trendy. Or it might be the location near the sea as well. Or it might be the inspiration you can find in both cities.”

    Or maybe it’s just that Spain and Portugal are culturally similar? That’s what I always thought.

    Great post, and great pics! I especially love the hill with the tram lines – so cool!

    I have been interested about Lisbon ever since I heard Your Star by Evanescence, in particular the line, “the mechanical lights of Lisbon/frightened it away…” I didn’t actually know where Lisbon was (I think I was thinking of Prague), but I’ve always had an interest in different places in the world.

    So thanks for this post!

  2. Thank-You for taking me on a memory treip down Lisbon lane. My husband is portuguese, and I recently spent a few months there, my plan for the future is to relocate back there and I literally dream of that city. I cannot ever let go of a place where I have literally felt like I have walked through history, it is a place of love and my second home! I relish posts like these..thank-You

  3. I spent Christmas in Lisbon a few years back. Stayed in a cosy apartment on top of the hill overlooking the city centre. Drank white wine from the tap and ate way too many Portuguese custard tarts. It was marvellous. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

  4. Thanks for sharing via @theegotripper. Interesting shots of a city I keep hearing so much about. After a couple of months here in Spain, and a quick trip to Morocco, I think Lisbon will have to be next.

  5. Great shots! I think Lisbon captured the right blend of elegance in history and fascination of a local’s everyday life. Everything just captures my interest too.

    Congratulations for making it in the freshly pressed. You have a great blog.

  6. Thanks for the great feedback about my city 😉 Feel free to comeback anytime! Great you had a lot of fun and made publicity of great (small) Lisbon!

  7. Wow, I’d love to visit Lisbon!

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  8. Really nice images, especially the first one with the tram. I also love Lisbon, a very photogenic place. Well done on being freshly pressed.

  9. Great post, heard it was great but your pics and comment have convinced me- i’ll go to discover if the coffee better than in Italy!

  10. Thanks guys, for all your kind words. Honestly, I didn’t know what was going on and why there was so much activity on this blogpost I wrote last month. Happy to be freshly pressed though. I hope you enjoy my other, more recent posts as well. At the bottom of each page you can find a list of my favorite articles. Anyway, come back soon!

  11. I’m thinking of taking a short break to Lisbon when I’m in Spain this summer, and reading this has definitely made me want to do it even more!! Your photos are beautiful :)

  12. beautiful Lisbon :)
    being born and raised in Lisbon, I’ve only started fully appreciating it and its marvelous details once I left abroad after 23 years. Now, every time I come back, I just want to photograph everything :)

  13. Awesome – I went to Lisbon with my partner a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it… your photos capture the city perfectly and really took me back to how it felt being there. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed.

  14. Nice pictures of a nice city! I like Lisbon very much. I have visted it several times and in July I am going to visit it again. But I am confused: do I like it because a good friend of mine lives there… I think, I would like Lisbon anyway.

  15. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing! Was planning to visit Lisbon this summer, but will end up in Valencia instead, so maybe next year!

  16. I love your pictures and your advice on how to fly cheaply to Lisbon. Another helpful thing I found is also from Trip Advisor on where to eat cheaply. You can look into that as well. Have you done that?

  17. wow…. there is so much rich culture that one could see in the pics…. The monuments are indeed stunning but your photography brings the best out of them,

  18. Nice pics, but I love your moniker the most! lol, its great. Ego.tripper (I see what you did there) and also shortens nicely to the.e.t. Top marks 😛
    I’ve been planning to head to Lisbon soon, everyone who goes there raves about it – will have to check out those TGI Flydays!

  19. Ah, my friend goes to school in Lisbon. These pictures are all the more reason for me to visit. Beautiful shots!

  20. Fab pix that do nothing but fuel my thirst for Portugal!
    I hope I will be able to visit her soon enough (tho it gets sort of uphill for a Latin American teacher boo-hoo).
    A bunch of thanks for sharing,
    Marcelo N.

  21. Ha, did someone force you to write this? You have *not* convinced me to visit Lisbon, at least if there are other choices. Beautiful photos though.

  22. Very moody images, I like it! And they tell the truth right up front! :-) I understand being torn between favorites, there’s so much to see and experience out there. But Lisbon does look wonderful, and you captured it masterfully. Thanks for the post!

  23. My parents went there in 1970 and talked about it-as well as showed off the pictures for many years…I hope to go someday-love, LOVE your pics!

  24. Lisbon is a great place. I can’t get over the amazing colours in your photographs!
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  25. I have been a great fan of portugal and its culture. Looking at this pics, my love for the Lisbon city has grown fourfold. Lovely pics. :). Keep posting such life

  26. Two superb city blogs on FP and they couldn’t be more different. How DO you get that wonderful effect on the photos? I should’ve stopped to read the comments- someone’s sure to have asked, but there were so many and now you’ve got mine too! Irresistible.

  27. Pretty pictures. I came to Lisbon yearsssss ago. I was around 6 years old. I have child memories about this city, and I remember that I loved it. AMCHdesign

  28. Great Pics!! Thank you so much for posting! I´m feeling like I´m walking through Lisbon. I´ve never been there until now!

  29. great post! hey! we got freshly pressed together. i wish i could ego trip and travel as much as you…radness.

  30. gorgeous. I love your photos…especially the hedges that look like crosses and the inside of the cathedral with Christ in the forefront. awesome!

  31. I love LIsboa! I went to Portugal for the first time last month and was surprised by its hills, vistas, and sweets. Thankfully, English is commonly spoken in the country because I do not know much about the Portuguese language.

    1. Lisbon is on my list of places to visit one day. Seeing your photos it will stay on that list.
      Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Your photos are AMAZING!!!!
      Any hints? What camara do you use? Program for editing? How do you get the blaken edges?
      Seriouslly love’em.

  33. I visited Lisbon way back in the mid-70’s. We were traveling very inexpensively but found a hotel where we got an enormous room on the corner of the hotel (one downtown). It had a huge bathroom with a gigantic tub, four balconys outside the windows and the maid came in to turn down the covers each night and put a mint on each pillow. Amazing! I loved what I saw of Portugal and would love to go back sometime.

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad I returned the visit.

  34. I loved Lisbon. I remember waking up in the middle of the night on my first day, still jetlagged, and looking out our window and seeing the Golden Gate bridge (no, of course not, but it sure looked the same), some nice port in the room and I was hooked. Can’t wait to go back some day.

  35. Thanks for the inspiration. I might use your post as a sort of scavenger hunt for when I get there in a fortnight. Thanks =)

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