Travel Guide – Lisbon
It's almost impossible not to fall in love with this sun-kissed city. From colourful facades and decorative tiles to the positive energy that flows in the winding streets, Lisbon never ceases to inspire us.
Sta. Catarina's Flats
This is your home away from home located in the charming old quarter of Santa Catarina. You will have three unique, carefully renovated flats to choose from. If available, stay at the Stables, an apartment on the ground-floor with 17th-century stone and solid brick arcade ceilings – you will never want to leave again.
Retrosaria Rosa Pomar
Rua do Loreto, 61 – 2nd floor
Retrosaria is a lovely yarn shop run by Rosa Pomar. You will be charmed by a wide range of local and international yarns and textiles. Be sure not to leave without a skein of hand spun Portuguese wool, such as Bucos or Beiroa. Retrosaria's own yarns are produced in collaboration with small factories and breeders – it is Rosa's aim to keep traditional Portuguese yarn production and the art of knitting thriving.
Rua do Loreto 2
Stop by to have an espresso and pastel de nata sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar while watching how the skilled bakers make the traditional, sweet custard pastries Portugal is known for. This place alone is reason enought to visit Lisbon.
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