Lisbon is a hilly city, so every walk quickly turns into a workout. That did not stop us from our resolution to explore this city on foot. Baby loved the action and was enjoying the walks, but even he felt exhausted in the evenings. The last 500m to the hotel were always pure torture. For us, and for the people around. Daddy gave in and carried screaming Baby in his arms, while Mummy pushed the empty stroller, checking for child protective services.
Other than hills, we didn’t find Lisbon too spectacular. No mind blowing monuments, no elegant palaces, no perfectly maintained gardens. In fact, we found Lisbon quite ordinary – and it was exactly what we needed after demanding Andalusia. We loved the laid-back atmosphere, street musicians, and little coffee places serving delicious Pastel de Nata.
That doesn’t mean there is nothing to see in Lisbon. It’s just one of these cities where experiencing the everyday life is far more interesting than seeing monuments.