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Confeitaria Nacional

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"Step into a realm of refined elegance of a bygone era at Confeitaria Nacional, an esteemed landmark in Lisbon's pastry scene since the late 19th century. This venerable establishment is a haven for confectionery aficionados, offering an exquisite array of traditional Portuguese sweets and pastries. However, for those seeking a unique treat, my personal favorite, the "Ratinho", steals the show—a charming creation resembling a little mouse, crafted from sponge cake and adorned with sumptuous egg cream. Confeitaria Nacional is also credited with introducing the iconic Bolo Rei to Portugal, a festive cake that has since become an indispensable part of holiday celebrations nationwide, available only around Christmas time. "
"Located just off the Praça da Figueira in the Lisbon Baixa, this is a popular spot for morning coffee & pastry in the downstairs cafe. We enjoyed Bola de Berlim along with a sweet bread called Pão de Deus (Portuguese Sweet Olive Oil Coconut Buns – translated, Pão de Deus means Bread of God). Founded in 1829, Confeitaria Nacional was the official confectioner of the royal family. It's still regarded as one of Lisbon’s best pastry shops and cafes. The more formal upstairs space offers Portuguese dishes at lunch time. "
"I advise you to try them here too. This historic chain is so famous that it is even present at the airport! However, I advise you not to stock up at the airport because the prices are much higher.."

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Complete guide with attractions and venues where to eat/drink, get those very special souvenirs from (bespoke & local brands and markets) and catch a beautiful sight…or just your breath after walking up and down the hills of this marvellous city. Lisbon is all about art, colors, architecture and GOOD vibes! 🇵🇹💚 💡General tip: combine Lisbon with visits/stays in Sintra and Porto. Highlights: 🚋 Trams - The Lisbon tramway network is a system of trams in operation since 1873; it presently comprises six lines and has a length of 31 km with 63 trams in operation (45 historic "Remodelados", 8 historic "Ligeiros" and 10 modern articulated trams). Tram 28 is famous because happens to go past many of the city's most significant landmarks in districts like Alfama, Baixa and Estrela. Because the route also uses some heritage-style tram carriages, it has become a popular tourist attraction in the city. 💠 Azulejos - is a form of Spanish and Portuguese painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework. Azulejos happen to be one of the most distinctive art forms in Portugal and are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses, schools, and nowadays, restaurants, bars and even railways or subway stations. 🧼 Soaps - Oprah Winfrey said they're one of her favorite things, so the world is now also a fan of Portuguese soaps. But they're not recent products. They've been made since the 1800s and are 100% natural. They've maintained beautiful Art Deco and Art Nouveau packagings from the 1920s, and have become one of the favorite gifts to take from Portugal. 🥮 Pastel de nata - is a Portuguese egg custard tart pastry, optionally dusted with cinnamon - looks like a cross between a custard tart and a cake; created by monks in the Jerónimos Monastery, a major tourist attraction today and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 🍲You also have to try these traditional dishes: Bifana, Sardines, Caracoletas & Prego na Pao, Alheira de Mirandela, Queijadas. 🧉Ginja - also known as ginjinha. This sour cherry liqueur is a tourist favorite but has sweetened locals’ palates for a long time too. There are establishments in Lisbon entirely dedicated to selling this sweet beverage made with Morello cherries, a variety of spices, and plenty of sugar. Nowadays, ginja is also served in edible chocolate cups. While you may choose among white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate, dark chocolate does indeed pair beautifully with the super sweet, almost syrupy drink.
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