We asked Concierge Luis Miguel of Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon to gather the savviest sightseeing suggestions he could find—not just his own but also those of other local connoisseurs, including some he works with every day at the Hotel. Enjoy the charming neighbourhoods and lively atmosphere of Lisbon.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, long considered the finest hotel in the city and housed in an original César Ritz Hotel that overlooks Eduardo VII Park.
Dine Like a Local
Lisbon now has a modish, more experimental dining scene. Try Terreiro do Paço on Praça do Comércio, Eleven on Rua Marquês da Fronteira (in the Jardim Amália Rodrigues), or Bica do Sapato on Avenida Infante Dom Henrique (part-owned by actor John Malkovich). For traditional Portuguese specialties, visit Tasquinha d’Adelaide on Rua do Patrocinio, a warm, unpretentious family-run restaurant.
The classic Portuguese aperitif is chilled white port, but the mixologists at Four Seasons have come up with a more modern take on the fortified wine. The Porto Flip combines 10-year-aged port in a cocktail that also includes an egg yolk, brown sugar, a little peppermint and a shake of cinnamon.
A Brasileira, founded in 1905 by the writers and poets Fernando Pessoa, Mário de Sá Carneiro and Almada Negreiros, has wonderful Art Nouveau interiors. It stands at 120 Rua Garrett, near the Elevador de Santa Justa, the eccentric Eiffel-style lift to the Convento do Carmo.
*This article is an exerpt from the Four Seasons Magazine.