Enchanted by Saudade: My Love Letter to Lisbon

Ellis is an expert on Lisbon and the art of saudade. Here she is celebrating Portuguese Carnival.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. Hilly streets, buildings with history and a soft sea breeze. These are my first memories of Lisbon, a city I visited for the first time in 2007. Over a decade later a lot has changed, much due to a harsh […]

A Love Letter to “The Triangle”

Inside Companhia Portugueza do Chá, one of the shops where to buy Lisbon souvenirs

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. My relationship with Lisbon over the last 20+ years hasn’t always been undisturbed. I suppose that’s what happens with most long-term relationships. But if there is one thing Lisbon does well, and has done so since the Great […]

A Love Letter to Lisbon: Miradouros

Miradouro das Portas do Sol is one of the best Lisbon miradouros overlooking the historic neighborhood of Alfama.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. Photo Credit: cityodes, Text Overlay: Devour Lisbon Food Tours You can whine about the hills in Lisbon, but the splendid views above them are worth every climb. When someone asks me what’s my favorite thing about this city, I have to say […]

A Love Letter to Lisbon: City of the Sea

A love letter to Lisbon, city of the sea, where the Praça do Comércio (pictured) sits right at sea level.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. In Lisbon, the sea suffuses every aspect of local life—especially when it comes to cuisine.  When I first caught sight of Lisbon, I could barely keep my eyes open. I was fresh off an overnight transatlantic flight, and […]

A Love Letter to Lisbon: Graça Neighborhood

Looking for a nice viewpoint in Lisbon? The Miradouro Senhora do Monte in Graça has one of the best views in town!

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. Photo Credit: cityodes, Text Overlay: Devour Lisbon Food Tours Coming from the seaside town of Cascais, Lisbon felt like a foreign land at times. I never even heard of Graça before I moved here and it would have probably […]