Category: Portugal

Celebrating Pasteis De Nata in Lisbon

Portugal

Celebrating Pasteis De Nata in Lisbon

When I first booked my recent trip to Lisbon, the first thing I was told to try was the Pasteis de Nata. Every single person, without fail mentioned these little custard tarts before describing the architecture, the wine AND the piri chicken.

Consider my curiosity piqued.

But what is it about these small, warm, sweet tarts that has everyone so enamoured (aside from them being small, warm and sweet)? I set off to Lisbon with a serious mission on my hands – to try enough pasteis de nata to find out.

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Lisbon City Break Guide – Or why Lisbon is the hottest European destination

Portugal

Lisbon City Break Guide – Or why Lisbon is the hottest European destination

Lisbon is just one of those places that all of a sudden has become impossibly cool to visit. It made it into Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Book for 2017, a handful of my coolest friends have recently been and everything tagged #lisbon on Instagram is pure cool too. When I happened to mention I was taking my first city break of 2017 there (after revealing to Mr S that it was his Christmas present…I’m a wonderful wife), everyone from my Mum, my boss and strangers on the Internet wanted to tell me how much they wanted to go.

I just wanted to go somewhere warmer this January.

I jest, but cool I am not. Because I use the word cool. And other reasons. So in search of sea views, wonderful architecture and those famous custard tarts I visited this still oft-forgotten about Southern European city. But what I found was so much more.

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