Madonna settled here when John Malkovich had been here for a long time, and it felt as if entire French departments followed her example: Lisbon is full of visitors all year round, and many rich foreigners buy apartments in the old town. Fortunately, the city does not only consist of Baixa, tram 28 and Bairro Alto, where you have to be careful not to have the cell phones of the other people in the picture.
Luckily there are a lot of quiet places in this light and wonderfully tiled city, where it can be good, yes: better. After a first year in Lisbon these are my favorite places. Before that, however, a few basic tips regarding the physical well-being.
Eat like grandma’s
Lisbon is still not a real culinary insider tip, You like to eat so that you get full, and preferably always the same. Stockfish with egg and potatoes like grandma always had. But at least: You go out to lunch, even as a craftsman or small employee. That is why there is a lot, especially on the leeward side of tourism small bars, so-called Tascas (only real with a running television and neon lights), where you can get a menu for just under eight euros. If in doubt, fried seafood with chips and espresso (“bica”).