Last summer was a strange and uncertain one— a season defined by, among other things, social distancing, ongoing anxiety, and a stark absence of joy. But as more and more people get vaccinated and the world is beginning to fully reopen, the summer of 2021 and 2022 is set to feel dramatically different, characterized by long-awaited family reunions, gatherings with strangers, the prospect of international travel, and above all, fun.
If you're planning on visiting Portugal this summer, we have an incredible selection of must-see places you will love. Enjoy our curated, luxurious, remarkable, unforgettable selection to achieve the best of Summer in Lisbon.
City of poets, famous writers, wonderful singers, fado, and wonderful custard tarts (known around the world for its intercontinental sweetness), Lisbon is a city that should be on all bucket lists, above all for being a unique experience and unmissable.
Alfama is one of the main places recommended for listening to fado. This Portuguese musical style is authentic poetry sung and performed by its musicians. Traditionally played with a Portuguese guitar and by one singer, listening to fado is the last experience we bring today, but also one of the most special.
WHERE TO SLEEP
BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL
Considered by many to be one of the best luxury hotels in Lisbon, the Bairro Alto hotel is a pioneer in the concept of Luxury Boutique Hotels in Portugal. Although with a touch of modernity and properly equipped, the rooms at Bairro Alto Hotel reflect the city of Lisbon.
HOTEL AVENIDA PALACE
The Hotel Avenida Palace is located in the center of Lisbon close to Bairro Alto and Chiado and is a 5-star hotel that combines luxury and charm and is considered the city's historical heritage.
HOTEL DA ESTRELA
Hotel da Estrela is a member of Small Luxury Hotels and is a small luxury hotel in the heart of Lisbon. It occupies a historic place, the former palace of the Condes de Paraty, where the interiors created by Miguel Câncio Martins bring back the spirit of the old schools, offering a truly original experience.
LISBOA CARMO HOTEL
Surrounded by historical monuments and culture, the Lisboa Carmo Hotel bets on modernity mixed with tradition.
This 5-star hotel, unlike those mentioned above, is located in Cascais, on the sea line. It has numerous luxurious services and owns one of the biggest and best national golf courses. Overlooking the sea and the Sinta Mountains, The Oitavos is the ideal location for a private and exclusive holiday.
WHERE TO EAT
The Eleven restaurant is characterized by its Mediterranean cuisine using seasonal products, and with a philosophy of using only fresh and natural products worked with creativity. Located on one of the highest points in Lisbon, above the emblematic Parque Eduardo Sétimo site, the restaurant has one of the best views in the city. With minimalist and traditional architecture, here who steals the spotlight is the food.
Located in Myriad by Sana and designed by chef Carlos Cardoso, the River Lounge Restaurant & Bar aims to achieve the pleasures of life through gastronomy. Here the textures are king, and the environment is exclusive and contemporary.