The best lunch break in Lisbon
For the best lunchtime in Lisbon, more important than the food (yes, it is possible to exist something more important than the delicious food served throughout the city of Lisbon), is how you will spend this hour.
We are living strange times with awkward things happening all around the world: the pandemic, explosions, fake news, sad news. That's why it's important to learn to take care of ourselves and take quality time for us. Sometimes an hour, an hour and a half, a slightly longer lunch hour can make all the difference in our week.
Lunch at Cais do Sodré or Belém
For the best lunch break in Lisbon, more important than the food (yes, it is possible to exist something more important than the delicious food served throughout the city of Lisbon), is how you will spend this hour. To fully enjoy the experience, we recommend you schedule this "lunch hour." Let your colleagues know that you will be arriving a little later that day and have limited access to your cell phone. (don't panic, ok? Yes, it's possible. Trust us!)
First, choose the place: Cais do Sodré or Belém. The decision is yours, but keep in mind that the location you select impacts the time you have lunch.
Ribeira das Naus pier (Cais do Sodré), a few minutes before 1 pm, boarding gate of Lisboat.
Cais da Princesa (next to the Torre de Belém), a few minutes before 12:00, boarding gate of Lisboat
In the bag, a sandwich, a drink and a piece of fruit (and a dessert, which no one has to know). On your face, a smile and a face mask (it's the "new normal," don't forget), in your hand (properly disinfected) your single Lisboat ticket.
Take the seat indicated by our crew, and for about 60 minutes, there are no colleagues, bosses, traffic, nothing.
For 60 minutes, watch Lisbon and its light, the river, and, hopefully, dolphins. Close your eyes and feel Lisbon from the river, just to open them in time to be mesmerized by the magnificence of the 25 of April Bridge.
Look at the horizon and watch the place where the Tagus merges with the Atlantic.
The use of the mobile phone is only allowed to take photos or share these moments with those you love the most.
The breeze that blows, the seagulls that fly over, the city that pulses so close and yet so far.
Do not look at the clock. You will know when it is time to return when the boat docks. This time is just yours, and you still have time to just be and enjoy the best of life, and Lisbon has to offer you.
A half-day break in Lisbon
About an hour after leaving, the Lisboat's boat stops. It is time to go with more energy and will to succeed.
All Lisboat stops are close to public transportation. Whether by metro, bus, tram, tuc-tuc, or taxi, you will quickly return to your workplace.
Challenge yourself to conquer this time for yourself. You will see that the day, the week, the month will run much better. But don't just believe us, try it for yourself: the best lunchtime in Lisbon.
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