Thursday 25 March 2021

Delicious & Gluten Free in Lisbon

Lisbon was my 5th solo trip...

It did get off to a rocky start as the apartment I was supposed to be staying in had been double booked and the owner had swanned off to Madrid! Thankfully Expedia sorted it all out and I ended up staying in a stunning, 4 star boutique hotel instead for no extra cost. 

It taught me a valuable lesson of always taking a travel charger with me when travelling. I had to get my Mum in the UK to phone Expedia in the US to sort it out, all while my phone battery was slowly dying and I had nowhere to plug my phone in..

After all that drama was sorted, I got on with my trip. I had the best time exploring Lisbon. It is such a great place to walk around and so much to see. I walked for miles and miles. It was only early April but it was so warm and lovely. 

My favourite thing I did was having a glass of wine at Castelo de S. Jorge, the views across the city are absolutely stunning.

I also wanted to visit the Santa Justa Elevator but the queues were huge so after a bit of research, I found a route to a bridge that had the same views - and no queue (below!)

Lisbon is such a vibrant city, there is so much colour and so much to see. The walk to Elevator da Bica, the funicular railway line, has so many colourful houses and cute little streets.

I think my visit to Zarzuela was the first time I actually went and sat in a restaurant and had dinner on my own. It was a great experience, I took a book and sat by the window people watching. They had a certified gluten free menu and so many options! I had a very cheesy gluten free pizza and sweet potato fries. They also sold loads of gluten free pastries that you could take away for breakfast.

I would definitely recommend visiting Lisbon and it is a brilliant place for a solo trip. There is so much to see, you can't possibly get bored. 

Carmo Covent

Time Out Market

Pink Street

Sao Jorge Castle

Lisbon Streets

Carmo Convent

Menu at Zarzuela


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