Lisbon seems to be increasingly popular in recently years and this is couldn't be more true in 2017, so when the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade and Monarch airlines invited me to explore the Capital of Portugal I couldn't resist visiting the city break hot spot.

When I think Portugal I immediately think The Algarve (post on that coming soon!) It's pretty naive of me to think Portugal is just beautiful beaches, how wrong was I? Lisbon is a gorgeous city, from it's beautifully coloured tiles to it's narrow cobbled streets you'll be snapping away for hours - believe me there is so much to see!

Lisbon perfectly reflects the Portguese culture whilst embracing modern and maintaining it's unique traditions. One of my favourite traditions were the Custard Tarts. Head to Confeitaria Nacional which is the oldest and traditional confectionery cafe in Lisbon - Think crunchy pastry and a soft and warm custard centre making for the best custard tart ( The perfect afternoon pick me!)

We spent a large amount of time strolling through the cobbled back streets to get to the scenic hilltop views which were amazing. I really recommend walking around the City as you're more likely to stumble across a hidden court yard, a picturesque cafe or a cute little market. However if you're strapped for time and you want to see a large amount of City by day then I;d highly suggest the Metro.  I loved watching (and hearing) the old fashioned trams lurching and screeching around the narrow streets of the capital.

 The Tivoli Avenide Liberdade is set in the heart of Lisbon in the lively Avenia da Liberdade - the most prestigious avenue in town. 

The Tivoli is housed in a beautiful 1930's building with elegant decoration - the interior perfectly matches the neighbouring environment. Gorgeous marble floors frame the breath taking glass lobby as the scent of fresh flowers hit you as soon as you step out of the glassed revolving doors welcoming you into a glamorous and sophisticated space.

The 9th floor houses the Sky Bar which boasts stunning panoramic views of the city's skyline. We started every evening watching the late afternoon colours cast on the horizon listening to the resident DJ laid back on plush white leather sofas - I could of spent my whole evenings here, as do most of the locals. 

In hotter months you have access to the outdoor swimming pool set in a lush tropical tranquil garden. Equally if you'd rather swap the pool for a beach, you're only looking at a 30 minute journey to your nearest stretch of sand.

Calling all seafood lovers - The Cervejaria Liberdade boasts some of the best fish and seafood dishes sourced straight from the Portuguese coastline. Equally if Mediterranean cuisine is more up your street then head to the AVANI to experience fine dining a the Olivier Avenida Restaurant.

Thank you to Monarch Airlines and The Tivoli Avenida Liberdade for an incredible trip to Lisbon.

What I wore

Striped Dress - Zara (similar here)
Straw Bag - Work Shop Living (similar here)
Sunglasses - Celine
Dagger Necklace - Missoma
Horn Necklace - Missoma
Bamboo Earrings - ASOS
White Tee - ASOS
Stripe Trousers - Oysho
Trainers - Superga
White Shirt - Paper London
Black Trousers - Topshop

Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, operates year round flights to Lisbon from Birmingham, London Gatwick and Manchester airports with fares, including taxes, from £42 one way (£75 return) For further information or to book Monarch flights and  Monarch Holidays visit

Nightly rates at Tivoli Avenida Liberdade start from 195 euros for a Superior double room on a B&B basis



  1. Great post!

  2. Lisbon is one of my favourite cities in Europe, such a magical place x

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  3. Pictures are awesome in the blog. Hope you enjoyed exploring Lisbon.

  4. One of the unique cities in the world, Thanks for the information.

  5. Gorgeous photos! What a beautiful city that is! Thanks for the share, definitely a place I would like to visit some day!

  6. Lisbons arcitecture looks amazing! Great photo's and I LOVE your straw bag x


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