Matthew has spent a lot of his time travelling the world, and has been lucky enough to experience some of the most beautiful places with family, friends and his fiancé, Joe. One of Matthew’s favourite places to visit is Lisbon; the hilly, coastal capital city of Portugal. Filled to the brim with stunning, pastel coloured buildings and architecture, Lisbon is a must-visit. Matthew spoke to us about where he’d recommend visiting if going to Lisbon for the first time…
Q – First up, we want a spot of retail therapy.
A – Chiado is a popular shopping and restaurant district in Lisbon with hundreds of small independent stores and boutiques, perfect for afternoon strolls. Santa Catarina is another lively area full of bars, cafes and shops. Soak up the atmosphere with amazing views of the Tejo river.
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Q – We’re feeling hungry. Where would you recommend we grab a drink and a bite to eat?
A – The Timeout Market in the Mercado da Ribeira is a great place to start. A melting pot of Portuguese cuisines, this place has it all.
Q – Any must see sights?
A – A trip down to Belem is definitely worth it, the birthplace of the Pastel de Nata a tour of the factory is any pastry lovers dream. Alfama is a great place to explore. With it’s tiny but steep cobbled streets theres so much to see.