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A very interesting article has been written earlier this year at NYtimes on how to spend 36h in Lisbon.
Once you have limited time, this article is a great resource and helpful for you. Take a look below.

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. All through the uneven city on the Tagus River, blurring structures and spaces are as a rule gorgeously reawakened. Once-sad neighborhood markets have experienced goal-oriented redesigns and as of now shape the city’s most up to date problem areas for feasting and drinking. In the past run down townhouses now harbor Lisbon’s chicest non mainstream strip malls, and the once-dodgy docklands blast with emanant night life in numerous appearances. Indeed, even the city’s frump, underused focal square and contiguous waterfront have been spruced up for relaxing and walking. In the meantime, the city’s fantastic recorded charms, from craftsmanship galleries to industrialists’ houses, remain flawlessly in place, supplementing their restored neighbors.

Friday

1. Sights and Suds | 4PM

For quite a long time, the grand eighteenth century square called Praça do Comércio was encompassed by dull government workplaces and cursed by development destinations for sewage and transportation ventures. In the most recent couple of years, be that as it may, the square’s symbols — a luxurious triumphal curve and a statue of King Dom José I — have been restored, and a large group of new bistros, bars and boutiques has moved in. The open air patio of the Museu da Cerveja, a brew historical center (forgettable) and bar (advantageous), has dazzling perspectives alongside lagers from Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique and other Lusophone lands. The dry and yeasty Templarium (5 euros, or about $5.32 at $1.06 to the euro) offers a window into another convincing advancement: a developing pattern of Portuguese microbrews.

 

2. Riverside Renaissance | 5PM

Decrepit, stinky and trash strewn, the neighboring waterfront strip grieved for a considerable length of time. On account of a late civil cleanup, the ocean side is presently frequented by joggers, strollers, cyclists and picnickers who exploit the new tree-lined way, tenderly evaluated stone steps and kiosklike bistros along the riverbank. Craftsmanship world occupants may perceive the bright ship called Trafaria Praia. Secured in conventional blue and white tiles and loaded with twinkling establishments bringing out the ocean, the ship was brought about by the craftsman Joana Vasconcelos and framed the Portuguese structure at the Venice Biennale in 2013. At 11 a.m., 3 p.m. what’s more, 6 p.m. from March through October, the watercraft offers an one-hour picturesque ride.

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3. Nourishment Court | 8PM

Is there one spot in Lisbon where you can feast on crude veal, tinned octopus meat, shaved ham, stewed shellfishes, mango frozen yogurt and cherry-enhanced ginja alcohol? Why, Mercado da Ribeira, com certeza. Half of the nineteenth century structure — still home to heap produce slows down — was assumed control in 2014 by Time Out magazine and lifted into a hangarlike, neo-mechanical nourishment court where top Lisbon culinary specialists, most loved eateries, upscale sustenance shops and numerous bars utilize their merchandise. O Prego da Peixaria serves succulent warm hamburger sandwiches on delicate Madeira flatbread like the Betinho (8 euros) — slathered in softened cheddar, grill sauce and cured ham — while Tartar-ia changes uncooked meats and fish into sculptural and magnificently prepared manifestations. The fish tartar (12.50 euros) accompanies ginger, velvety avocado, radish and dark sesame seeds.

 

4. Louche Lounge | 10 PM

A tsunami of new bars keeps on washing through the waterfront roads of the Cais do Sodré locale. The naughtiest evenings develop at Pensão Amor, which proposes the tufted salon of a defiled noble. Bare pictures, Orientalist depictions, mounted stag heads, panther print banquettes, Kama Sutra manuals and even a tarot peruser pack the rooms, while the broad menu of exemplary mixed drinks energizes the night with creations like the Corpse Reviver #2 (gin, Cointreau, Ricard, Lillet Blanc and lemon juice; 12.50 euros).
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Saturday

5. Expressions and Craftsmanship | 11 AM

A percentage of the best things in life are not free. Qing line Chinese porcelain vases. Works of art by Pieter Bruegel the Younger. Marble water bowls from Versailles. Fortunately for Lisbon guests, the late specialist António de Medeiros e Almeida had profound pockets and a hunger for perfectly fashioned things, bringing about a late nineteenth century manor flooding with brightening expressions. As you walk over the marble floors of Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, you can evaluate yourself in overlaid mirrors by Thomas Chippendale, stroll past nineteenth century rugs woven in the Silk Road city of Samarkand, love at a cut sacred place from a congregation in Goa and respect an unpredictably brightened sky-blue porcelain bidet.

 

6. Surf and Turf | 2 PM

Pig is huge at Charcutaria Lisboa, where matured, air-cured pawns of oak seed sustained porco preto (15 euros for every 100 grams) are finely cut into greasy red strips. It’s only one of the numerous boutiques and nourishment stands — from sushi slows down to squeeze bars — in the as of late patched up Mercado de Campo de Ourique, a taking off 1930s business sector. Shrimp is huge at Mercado do Marisco, whether overflowed with ocean salt (9 euros) or sautéed in garlic and margarine sauce, while Atalho do Mercado adds turf to the surf as sheep cleaves (10.50 euros), smoky-succulent picanha hamburger sandwiches (5.70 euros) and other substantial treats.

 

7. A 21st-Century Souk | 4 PM

Shining with horseshoe curves, geometric mosaic floors, Arabesque twirls of etched mortar and other Moorish thrives, the neglected nineteenth century house opposite Praça do Principe Real was reawakened in 2013 as a neo-sultanic “Theoretical Shopping Gallery” called Embaixada. The stately rooms are possessed by nearby Portuguese boutiques and brands, for example, Urze, which offers exquisite Portuguese fleece merchandise, and Temporary Brand, an idea store stocking everything from canned sardines to silver hightops by iShoes.

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8. Drop In on the Neighbors | 5:30 PM

Practically nearby, Entre Tanto is another verifiable townhouse that has been correspondingly redesigned into an in vogue safe house for neighborhood outside the box shops and originators. Inside of the meandering warren of rooms you’ll discover Fresh, a brand of totes that blend clear acrylic surfaces with conventional materials, and also Nichts Neues, an emporium of retro silver screen seats, mechanical lights, midcentury advanced Scandinavian furniture and other vintage treasures. To offer you some assistance with cleaning up after your ramblings, Patine stocks cleansers, moisturizers, shower gels and more from Portus Cale, a respected maker situated in Porto.

 

9. Solace Food, Lisbon-Style | 8 PM

Arranged close St. Christopher (São Cristóvão) church, the new Leopold eatery radiates quietude and elegance. White dividers and wooden tables loan a controlled air to the modest, quieted space, while the tile floor and glass cupboards respect its past life as a pastry shop. In the same way, the accurately made solace nourishment indicates aware commitment to old fashioned Portuguese formulas (delicate bubbled egg with mushroom, Azores steak) while some of the time favoring cutting edge elucidations. Alheira hotdog, for occasion, is a lavish pork-veal mix whose exquisite smoothness plays off sweet tapioca circles stewed in Port wine. The cod is just as commendable, on account of a crunchy-sweet surface from cornbread scraps and a Far East measurement of umami utilizing shiitake mushrooms. The banana cream pastry is presented with shavings of impactful Queijo São Jorge. Supper for two, without beverages, costs around 60 euros.

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10. Autos and Bars | 11 PM

Bearings to Park aren’t promising: Walk into a downbeat solid parking structure, take the graffiti-recolored lift to the top floor, and walk up the slope to the rooftop. Be that as it may, the result is an astounding desert garden of trees, shrubberies and outlandish vegetation with stunning perspectives over Lisbon’s slopes. Inside of this very much planted previous parking garage, a worldwide group in diverse footwear — boots to Birkenstocks, high heels to hightops — tastes caipirinhas (6.50 euros) and rosé wine from the Alentejo district (3.50 euros) from the double bars.

 

Sunday

11. The Head Masters | 11 AM

Sundays are tired in Lisbon — unless you find Room 61 of the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, a vault of astounding European painting. That specific display shakes the spirit. “Salome,” by Lucas Cranach the Elder, is a mid sixteenth century delineation of that commended enchantress holding the horrifying disjoined head of John the Baptist. Adjacent, another free head — a human skull — sits on the work area of an indented looked at, since a long time ago unshaven St. Jerome in Albrecht Dürer’s 1521 painting named for the holy person. Be that as it may, the most frightening picture by a long shot is Hieronymus Bosch’s “Triptych of the Temptations of Saint Anthony Abbot, the Betrayal of Christ and the Way to Calvary” (1500), which unleashes a hot bad dream of beasts and defiled people in a red hot end times. The greenery enclosure bistro, which serves up cappuccino (1.70 euros) and waterway perspectives, is your recuperation room — and last look of the always advancing city.
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Lodging

After the achievement of the Independente Hostel and Suites — a snappy boutique inn and hip bar — the same gathering has changed the neighboring townhouse into the Independente Suites and Terrace (Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara 81; 351-21-130 2634; theindependente.pt). The 18 suites are enriched with vintage discovers, while the housetop eatery offers uncommon, imaginative neo-Portuguese and worldwide cooking. Suites from 70 euros.

Charging itself as the first boutique lodging in the authentic Alfama neighborhood, the 42-room Memmo Alfama (Travessa das Merceeiras 27; 351-21-049-5660; memmoalfama.com ), has a rooftop mosaic infinity pool and wine bar that both feature views over the neighborhood and the Tagus River beyond. Doubles from 122.50 euros.

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Gonzalo

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