Wheeling Lisbon – What to do (or not)?

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After five days of conference I was a wreck. So my original plan was to do as little as possible in Lisbon. Perhaps just wheel around a little, find a café, buy a glass of wine or two and watch people.Thankfully with the company of the best boyfriend in the world.

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So this is what we did most of the time to be honest. And sleep. Hotel Internacional has very comfortable beds, and with a room facing the pedestrian area it was no problem with noise. All in all it was three really relaxing days we spent in Portugal’s capital. However – I guess you are not that interested reading a blog about sleeping.

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So here’s our top 15 things to do in Lisbon (I am sure there are plenty more to do):

  1. Enjoy the sun and kiss under a fountain in the Rossio square
Two tired but happy people at Rossio square.

2. Drink wine! Portugese wine is good and cheap. Drinks are more expensive.

Photo: André Wittwer

3. Visit the MAAT – not for the art, but for the cool building


4. Wheel along the river from the MAAT to Doca do Santo Amaro (bicycle paths)

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5. Do a photoshoot under the bridge (and pretend you’re in San Fransisco)


6. Have dinner in one of the new restaurants at Doca do Santo Amaro (most of them are wheelchair accessible) – this one called ARdeMAR.

7. Do the Hop on Hop Off tour – we didn’t (but it is wheelchair accessible)


8. Visit the Electrical Museum by accident

9. Watch people from a bar around Praca do Comercio. Or do winetasting – we never got to the last one though. They had one step to get in, and we did not bother to ask for help.

10. Be puzzled about what the students in long dark capes are doing (according to the locals they were being mean to the younger ones – because it was the start of semester)

Photo: André Wittwer

11. Have a laaaate breakfast at Paul’s and get to know the local street sellers (one of them spoke 6 languages and confirmed that there are very few Norwegians in Lisbon)


12. Have a créme brulasme at ARdeMAR (Doca do Santo)


13. Have an aperitif in R. das Portas de Santo Antão (flat area North of Rossio)

14. Be a happy hipster at the Bastardo

15. …. (oh, get lost will you?)



Wheeling Lisbon -The Internacional

Wheeling Lisbon – Under the Bridge


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