Hi incurable travelers
after enjoying so much wonder for the eyes, we decided to not escape to another classic ritual of good tourist to Lisbon and to stop for a quick bite and the famous pasteis de Belem, a puff pastry basket filled with cream, to renowned Antigua Confeitaria de Belem.
Pasteis de Belem
Legend has it that the recipe for this heavenly pastry was born within the walls of the convent. The monks before leaving the monastery decided to donate the valuable recipe to a family, which put into production pasteis and still is the owner of the renowned pastry.
It is said that to preserve the secrecy of pasteis de Belem the recipe was never written and that the family members are aware, never to travel together to allow, in a case of accidents, the recipe continues to be passed down from generation to generation.
Beyond the legend, the pasteis od Belem are definitely very good and can be found in almost all bakeries and restaurants in the city, even if your documents are a plus!
Reluctantly left the halls of the cafeteria, also decorated with blue tiles, we took the tram to return to the city and retrace some roads visit on Sunday and go into museums that were closed that day.
Walking in Lisbon
We are down to Cais de Sodre and through Praca do Comercio we came up all’elevadores de Santa Justa to return to the museum of archeology that lies within the Carmo Church, of which I have already told you before, and then we decided to grant us to stroll through the streets and alleys of Lisbon. We believe there is nothing better to enjoy the atmosphere of a city that lost aimlessly and we think it particularly worth to Lisbon this suggestion.
In our wanderings, we purchased some souvenirs to take home for us and for our families, and even favoring the nature of the food blogger who lives in us we purchased the famous boxes of sardines, very fashionable in the packages, which are flavored with different flavors. It could also miss a bowl that recalls the colors of the tiles in which you will soon see photographed the recipe that most appealed to us about this trip, but that’s another story!
Our stay in Lisbon with this day is over, we can not claim to have seen the city for all that has to offer, but there we have an idea.
We found a city, inhabited by friendly people, lively, full of light and orderly, where we could also stroll in total peace of evening. Only a few years ago it is becoming a destination for mass tourism and still is not quite ready to face it, but therein lies part of the charm!
DATASHEET PASTEIS DE BELEM
For more information:
Turismo de Lisboa
Visitors & Convention Bureau
Rua do Arsenal, 15
Tel. +351210312700 – Fax +351210312899
Visit Lisboa: www.visitlisboa.com
Where to stay: During our trip to Lisbon, we stayed at the Grand Hotel Altis, for more information and reservations: www.altishotels.com/lisbona
How to get there:
The easiest and fastest way to reach Portugal is definitely the plane.
We flew with the company TAP Portugal and we remind you that TAP Portugal flights from Rome, Milan, Bologna and Venice to Lisbon from € 114 a / r inclusive rate. All rates include a meal on board, a checked baggage max 23 kg + max 8 kg hand.
Online check-in and mobile check-in from 72 hours up to 90 minutes before departure of the flight, with the boarding pass to print or show on your mobile device. Free app for info on flight and destination chosen and automatic notifications via e-mail and text messages on purchased flights.
For promo and information www.flytap.com
Distances: 2,538 km Rome, Milano 2,150 Km, Venezia 2404 Km.
Documents: For European citizen none, even if it getting better to bring along the identity card.
Lisbon weather: Climate almost always mild, autumn rains that make possible the melancholy and mysterious atmosphere.
Time: – 1 hour of difference with Italy.
Voltage Electricity: The electric current is like in Italy, to 220 volts. The Portuguese have taken two round inputs. Bring along the adapter.
Recommended period: All year.