Constructed on the right bank of the Tagus estuary, Lisbon is a colourful city of incredible beauty.
Lisboa is nicknamed ‘The City of Seven Hills’, its height offering the visitor a panorama to take their breath away. From the blue of its azulejos to the yellows and whites bursting from its façades, you will roam its winding cobbled streets and be charmed.
5 reasons to spend a few days in Lisbon en famille:
– For its incredible cultural heritage and nature
– To meet its friendly inhabitants and enjoy a few days in a festive atmosphere
– To enjoy the sun
– To brighten up your diet
– To go shopping
In order to make the most of the charms of the Portugese capital while on a family break, I suggest an Airbnb marked ‘kids friendly’:
The house is situated in Sete-Rios, a family-friendly and tranquil district of Lisbon. The nearest metro is five minutes by foot, as is the zoo, which is considered one of the most magnificent in Europe.
Decorated in a Scandanavian style, this modern home gets its charm from the light. In every bedroom, large windows let the sun in. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The big plus is the garden! It’s a little oasis where you can relax after long hours of exploring.
Here are a few handy addresses gleaned from the instagram account of Héloise, aka @tartineaubeurre, who recently arrived home from Lisbon:
“It was our first visit with the kids.
STAY: We had a great Airbnb near Mercato Da Ribeira, pratical to do some food shopping and eat on the go.
DO: The Bica Furnicular, which isn’t far from the market and allows you to climb to the very top of the Bairro Alto. The Castello Sao Jorge (superb), the MAAT (especially the rooftop!), the Amalfa quarter, Belem.
EAT: We tried and loved the Café Nicolau (best gluten-free pancakes in the world!), Hello Kristof (small but good and gluten-free options), the Giallo, Davvero and Santini ice cream parlours. The ZeroZero pizzeria and Da Pharmacia tapas with a view over the Tagus.
MUM TIP: Taxis aren’t very expensive and when you have two tired kids it’s worth the hit! We could do Amalfa to Belem for 8 euros.
Forget the buggy, it’s not worth it in the ascending back alleys and on the cobblestones.
Although we’re already used to kid-friendly places, we were pleasantly surprised here by the Portugese efficiency at the airport, at the castle (where there was a special queue for parents), at the museum…
We loved it, and we will definitely be returning because there were plenty of things that we didn’t have the time to do. I highly recommend it!”
But there are plenty of other handy addresses – don’t hesitate to share your own!
To reserve: Airbnb.