10 Tips for a trendy weekend in Lisbon

A cosmopolitan and vibrant city, in the last years it was considered one of the coolest places in Europe. In fact, everyone wants to go to Lisbon. 

Not only azulejos with cobalt tones, melancholy of fado, breathtaking views and great food, but the capital of Portugal is a fascinating city where fashion, lifestyle and nightlife never cease to surprise us. 

Our weekend in Lisbon, in the raises and falls of Chiado, and Barrio Alto, among exclusive experiences, trendy places and addresses not to be missed. 

CONFEITARIA NACIONAL

Praça da Figueira, Praça Dom Pedro IV 18B, 1100-24

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One of the places which makes it possible to travel back in time to 1829, date in which it was founded.
It’s one of the oldest bakeries in Europe and once it was the official supplier of the Portuguese Royal House. The Confeitaria Nacional has lovely interior in which it is impossible to resist its selection of pastries.

A VIDA PORTUGUESA

Rua Anchieta 11, 1200-023

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A Vida Portuguesa was born from the idea of the journalist Catarina Portas of giving prestige to the old products made in Portugal. 
Here you can find: perfumes, soaps, teas, species, postcards and preserves, cult objects and typical products packaged with a retro taste, a nostalgic triumph with a Portuguese heart. 

LUVARIA ULISSES

R. do Carmo 87 A, 1200-093 

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A few square meters of timeless charm and on sale, only gloves, available in many models, colours and materials.
The ritual of the “proof of fit”, with talcum powder and elbow support cushion will make you want to buy them all. 

EMBAIXADA

Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184

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A beautiful old building of the 19th century, has kept intact the interior to host a dynamic and creative project. 
Restaurant, art gallery and small pop-up shops: here you’ll find design pieces projected by Portuguese emerging brands. 
The result is a meeting point of people and experiences, traditions and contemporaneity. 

JNcQUOI 

Av. da Liberdade 182 184, 1250-146

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JNcQUOI is a luxury restaurant, a café, a gourmet gastronomy, a cellar, a menswear shop with a tailor-made service and a selection of the most prestigious names of fashion and accessories, but also a library and a bakery. 
Does it exist a better meeting place to go shopping without time limits?

CASA PAU-BRASIL

Rua da Escola Politécnica, 42-46

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Pau-Brasil was a manifesto and a Brazilian modernist movement that, in the 20th century, invented a new style. 
This philosophy lives in the Pau-Brasil House, a concept store with a curatorship of products and brands which interpret the Brazil in an international key. 
From fashion cartoons to books, to contemporary galleries, here you’ll find the best of a Brazilian design. 

LX FACTORY

R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300-501

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For several years, new generations of artist and designer of Lisbon began to occupy the industrial zone of the city to convert it into a creative hub. 
A real village made of red bricks and containers covered by street art acts as a stage for fashion events, art, architecture and music. 

PARK

Calcada do Combro 58, 1200-115 Lisbon 

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The Park is a panoramic fashion café with a urban style, located on the sixth floor of a decommissioned parking in the Barrio Alto in Lisbon. 
Here you can see a spectacular view of the city and of the Tagus River and enjoy a cocktail listening to good music from the afternoon until late at night. 

PALACIO CHIADO 

R. do Alecrim 70, 1200-018, Lisboa

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Once upon a time there was an exquisite palace, built in 1781, where the aristocracy of Lisbon danced gathered in banquets and enjoying unprecedent works of art.
Now, after a careful restoration, you will be welcomed by a huge hanging lion which will guide you in the decorated and baroque rooms where you can dine choosing the best courses of the menu by the Chef Manuel Bòia. 

PENSÃO AMOR 

R. do Alecrim 19, 1200-292

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It was born as a guesthouse with rooms rented by the hours to prostitutes and their clients to enjoy a short moment of love, Pensão Amor brings the atmosphere of an old brothel to the present.
No more sailors or prostitutes but people who wants to dance and have fun. 

Text by Maurizio Bruno

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