Where’s the party? Lux at the waterfront is well known for its fabulous interior, spectacular rooftop terrace overlooking the river, and the best DJs.
Best secret eatery loved by the locals? Manteigaria, across from the hotel. This small factory makes iconic pasteis de nata that many say are better than the famed ones in Belém. It’s no secret though.
A new, high-end restaurant? Belcanto next to the São Carlos Square first opened in 1958 and was recently awarded a second Michelin star. Old meets new – magical.
The bars you can’t miss? The Urban Beach on the water, Pensao Amor in the once-seedy Cais do Sodré and stunning Pavilhão Chines on Rua Dom Pedro V, perhaps the oldest bar in Lisbon.
An outdoor activity that’s worth doing? Sunset cruise on the Tejo River.
An unmissable piece of architecture? The intricate São Roque’s Church in Bairro Alto and the futuristic Champalimaud Foundation along the river.
What’s on at the theatre? Apart from the opera season (October to March), performances occur randomly.