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“Saint Martin’s summer” is that last chance to taste the best that the capital has to offer outdoors, before winter falls. Although here we present a vast list of options – who can say no to a rainy afternoon with a nice blanket and these series? But to enjoy a sunset in Lisbon’s splendid Miradouros, to smell the roasted chestnut, or to wander through the coolest neighborhoods without hordes of tourists, there are few better times than this.
Discover the best tours for “Saint Martin’s summer” with a glass of Mandriola always nearby. These are must-stops and well-known places – but with little details that you may have missed on a first visit.
1. Lisbon’s Historic Neighborhoods
There are many historical neighborhoods in Lisbon that deserve a leisurely visit to (re)discover the authenticity of the capital and taste the most typical meals. Alfama, Madragoa and Bairro Alto are mandatory stops, with narrow streets, flower-filled balconies and scenes from everyday life are the main attractions in the heart of the city.
End the tour with a magnificent dinner in one of the many old taverns, order a plate of fresh grilled fish, accompanied by a refreshing glass of Mandriola White Wine.
2. Lisbon Viewpoints
Lisbon offers exceptional panoramic views from several miradouros (viewpoints) scattered throughout the city. The Miradouros da Senhora do Monte and Portas do Sol deserve a special mention as they are the quietest and least visited viewpoints in the city, perfect for contemplation and reflection.
The Miradouro da Senhora do Monte is shaded by leafy trees and has a panel of tiles indicating the places that can be seen there. The Miradouro das Portas do Sol has a beautiful view over the Tagus River and is animated by talented street artists and street vendors. Perfect spots to toast life with a Mandriola Red Wine.
3. Terreiro do Paço
It’s a cliché, but this is where you feel the real pulse of the city. Terreiro do Paço has a privileged location, is one of the largest squares in Europe, and the façades of the buildings overflow with charm. For this “summer”, go up to the Arco da Rua Augusta (yes, it’s possible to go up) and let yourself be surprised by the symmetry of the streets, the beauty of the Portuguese cobblestones, and the breathtaking view over the Tagus River.
After this tour, take the opportunity to rest at the feet of D. José I and his horse, in the late afternoon, and next to the retired pier of columns. The cherry on top of the cake is when the Lisbon skies turn those violet colors and, in the background, you can see all the details of the Ponte 25 de Abril. Perfect to be dazzled by the monumental beauty of this square, sipping a glass of Mandriola White Wine framed by the colors of the sunset.
4. Lx Factory
Lx Factory is one of the places not to be missed when strolling around Lisbon in “Saint Martin’s summer”. This former industrial site has long been one of the city’s main spots for culture, art and gastronomy. There are trendy stores, restaurants, and bookstores perfect to lose yourself for hours in so much culture.
In addition, the space has an intense programming. So, no matter when you visit, you will always find vibrant events in the streets of the old factory. Gather your friends and enjoy this cultural icon on a terrace with a panoramic terrace and get into the spirit with an irreverent and bold glass of Mandriola Red Wine.
5. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
The gigantic Mosteiro dos Jerónimos impresses with its imposing Manueline architecture, and transports us to the wealth of Portuguese discoveries around the world in the 16th century. Here you can also admire the tombs of some of the most important figures in Portuguese History, such as Camões, Vasco da Gama and D. Manuel I.
This monument was classified by UNESCO as a “Cultural Heritage of all mankind”, and you can understand why at first sight. It is a masterpiece of Portuguese architecture, especially the cloisters of the monastery, where Fernando Pessoa’s tomb is located. The vaulted floors full of rich details inspire a very special feeling of reverence. And it may well have been here that the recipe for the well-known and very famous Pastéis de Belém was discovered. Here’s to it, with a comforting glass of Mandriola Red Wine.
6. Parque Florestal de Mosanto
Parque Florestal de Monsanto is the lung of the city, with about a thousand hectares of green paths flanked by trees. It is on foot that you can best get a feel for the Park and discover its most secret wonders.
There are several playgrounds with slides, swings, a carousel, a lighthouse, and a boat to explore inside a small lake. It is perfect for playing and socializing with family and friends. It has a large picnic area and a restaurant to rest and recharge your batteries with the help of a glass of Mandriola White Wine.
7. Príncipe Real
Príncipe Real is increasingly lively, the perfect place for a stimulating stroll. You will find many art galleries, cool stores, and restaurants with flavors from the four corners of the world. This is the case of the Embassy, an old palace that has been transformed into a beautiful commercial gallery, where design, fashion and handicraft stores have been set up. Wherever you look, there are places where you really must stop.
The Jardim do Príncipe Real is a peaceful place to rest under the towering 20-meter canopy of the cedar tree. Every weekend it is busy with stalls of small producers and artisans – so don’t forget to stock the pantry with fresh fruits and vegetables from the organic market.
It’s a perfect place to feel part of the city when it gets busier, and to sit at one of the kiosks and have a Mandriola Red Wine in the evening.
These are just a few of the many attractions the city has to offer, but they are great starting points for enjoying the “Saint Martin’s summer”. So don’t put off for tomorrow what you can walk around today, and explore the city thoroughly, with all that it has to offer – and remember, with a glass of Mandriola to accompany, walks around Lisbon become even more special.
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