8 days in Portugal-5-11 to 5/18/2022

Day 1-Lisbon
Arrival/Igreja Sao Cristovao

Praça da Figueira, Confeitaria National
Praça de Comércio
Streets in Baixa and Alfama
Dinner at Farol De Santa Luzia
Day 2-Lisbon
Lisbon Cathedral
Church De Sao Vincente de Fora
Lisbon National Pantheon
Lunch at Time Out Market
Walking around
Dinner at Boi-Cavalo
Day 3-Lisbon
Belém Tower
Upper level
Jeronimos Monastery
Upper level/High Choir
Church of Santa Maria
Dinner at Basque
Day 4-Faro
Old town
Old town continuation
Church of San Pedro
Dinner at Villa Adentro
Day 5-Faro/Albufeira
Farmer Market
Sao Rafael Beach
Lunch at Rocha Palha
Old town, Albufeira
Stoll in Faro
Dinner at Pigs & Cows

Day 6-Faro

Ria Formosa

Desert Island

Desert island cont'


Faro Island

Dinner/Faro @ night

Day 7

Beja Castle

Beja Cathedral

Lunch-Adega 25


Bairro Alto, Lisbon


Day 8-Peniche/Lisbon

Surf beach

Old town

lunch @ Sardinha

Coast line

Dinner @ Ramiro

Lisbon at night

From our last trip we stayed at the Parquedas Nações area  and it was not convenient to get to the historic center of Lisbon,  I knew this time that we wanted to stay in an area that is walkable to the old town, so our apartment was perfectly located.  All the restaurants, cafes and famous squares in the Baixa district where outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the magnificent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade are a just a walk away from our apartment.

Streets leading to the Praca de Figueira.


Day 1: Praça da Figueira

The Praça da Figueira (Square of the Fig Tree) is a large square in the center of Lisbon. It is part of the Lisbon Baixa neighborhood in the historic center of Lisbon.

The area of the city re-urbanized after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.


In the middle of the square is a 1971 bronze equestrian statue representing King John (1357-1433).

 In the background are four stories buildings dating from 1755 (after the earthquake) . The buildings are occupied by hotels, cafés, and several shops. It is also an important traffic hub, with bus and metro stops.





Confeitaria National

Confeitaria National is not only one of the oldest pasteria in Lisbon, it is actually one of the oldest in Europe! This bakery has been in business since 1829 and was once the official bakery of the Portuguese king at that time.


We were here during our last trip but this is such a famous place so we decided to get in a 2nd time for a coffee and pastries.


Inside you’ll find, besides tourists, many Lisboetas who come here for a coffee and something sweet or even a meal.


Once inside, you can choose to sit downstairs or you can got upstairs.  We opted to go up by taking the wooden stairs.


Once up there is another area for you to order and then they will take your order to your table.


 There are several rooms where you can choose to sit.  It is around 4:00pm and we had the whole place to ourselves.

It is beautiful inside with dark wooden floor, light colored wall and beautiful chandeliers hanging on the ceiling.



I ordered am Americano and the famous Pasteis de nata, Hoa ordered a cafe latte and a brioche.


This place is famous but I think their pastries is just okay.  My Pateis de nata was a bit too sweet for my taste.


However, we love the vibes of the place.  Really nice to sit back and enjoy a quiet time with coffee and sweet treats.


All done, we are now leaving and taking the wooden stairs to the exit door.


Streets leading to Praça do Comercio

Walking from the Praça de Figueira to Praça do Comercio by taking many famous streets filled with shops, coffee shops and restaurants.



We passed by the Santa Justa lift (we will visit it later in more details).

It is also called Carmo lift and located ate the end of Rua de Santa Justa. 


You can see the entrance of the Praça of Comercio at the end with the grandiose arch.


A store selling only Pateis de nata.


Rua Augusta is the main street leading to Praça do Comercio.


Interesting store selling Bacalhau croquettes.


Looks really appetizing, maybe we will stop by for a 4:00pm snacks when we have a chance.


Lots of outdoor dinning in the middle of the street.


We are now reaching the Praça of Comercio.


NEXT....Praça do Comércio






Our house


Photo Gallery

 Mon  petit coin