An insider’s guide to… Lisbon
NEVER BUY A COLD PASTEL DE NATA – the famous tarts are meant to be enjoyed warm.
SKIP THE HUGE QUEUES – that wait for the historic #28 tram and take a tuk-tuk up into hilly streets of the historic Alfama district.
FOR GREAT VIEWS AND DRINKS – head to the three-tiered rooftop Sky Bar, on the 9th floor of the downtown Tivoli hotel.
FOR A GREAT COCKTAIL IN THE SUN – head to the rooftop bar of the LXFactory at the Time Out Market in Alcântara.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE LISBON AS THE LOCALS DO – don’t go during August; that’s when it’s crowded with summer tourists.