Gelato Stop in Lisbon

September 20, 2012

Lisbon. Let’s explore this infectious city one last time, shall we?
I so favour destinations that are effortlessly cool. Lisbon draws you in with it’s elegant nonchalance. With it’s rich history and charming architecture, as well as quality restaurants and exciting bar scene, it’s pretty much my ideal destination. Oh, and it has a castle, too – a full-on, Robin Hood and his Merry Men Castle. See? Effortlessly cool.
All this exploring requires fuel, yes? How about a sweet scoop at Fragoleto Gelato? Sounds marvellous, doesn’t it. This gorgeous gelateria craft their own, quality gelato with pride. Their flavours are energetic, I thoroughly enjoyed the peach and cinnamon. We visited this shop on numerous occasions while in Lisbon and always left with greedy gelato grins.
Gelato. Lisbon. Let’s go back.
Heidi xo

Lisbon Notes

 

Length of stay: 3 days – a good amount of time.

Accommodation

: we stayed at Olissippo Castelo (great online deal) and found it to be a fabulous location (right near the castle, on the hill. All those steps encouraged a ravenous appetite, which was welcome in this delicious city).
Where we ate – see previous posts: Stumbling across Sardines, Dinner, Drinks and Dancing, Tasca da Esquina, Pasteis de Belem and Bonjardim.

Highlights

: wandering around Aflama district, Portuguese tarts at Pasteis de Belem, exploring Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, being upgraded at our hotel then surprised with a bottle of honeymoon champagne, park hopping, spontaneous sardines, cheap taxi rides (really, everything in Lisbon is cheap compared to the rest of Europe), seeing Ben have authentic piri piri chicken, morning runs with stunning city views around the castle, basil and black pepper cocktails and illegally delicious baked octopus. Yeah, there were a lot of highlights in Lisbon.

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  • xoCATox September 20, 2012 at 8:39 am

    What absolutely stunning photos! Europe, you are a stunner.

    Mmm that gelati looks delicious, and I'm sure it was even sweeter with that beautiful sunny weather!

    I remember travelling Italy, and oh that gelato! My ex used to eat up to 10 flavours each day, every day of our visit! That was a bit of an overload for me, but gosh they were delicious.

  • Hannah September 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    The other highlight? The way you notice, see, and capture the brilliant colours of this world of ours in your photos (and posts), dear Heidi. I love your blog for the exuberance of the writing and the shining, shining pictures.

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet September 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I seriously LOVE all the photos πŸ™‚ AND gelato ~ It couldn't be more perfect hehe ~ and great informatoin you provided great tips and hints for anyone travelling to Lisbon πŸ˜€

  • Heidi September 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Cat – yeah we ate a lot of gelato but 10 flavours is a lot! πŸ™‚

    Hannah – you're beyond sweet, thanks, lovely xo

    Daisy – thank you!!

    Heidi xo

  • Iron Chef Shellie September 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Love the travel notes, very helpful!

    mmmmm the gelato looks fantastic, and you've captured the scenery beautifully <3
    x

  • Lisa @ Blithe Moments September 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Your photos really make me want to be a better photographer. It does occur to me that possibly I should start by investing in a better camera than my iPhone though!
    Love the gelato shots. Mmmm it just tastes better when you are on holiday doesn't it?

  • Sig September 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Sigh…you have awakened my wanderlust and Lisbon seems perfectly wonderful a place as any to go to. And that gelato!! Now I'm craving sweet, tart lemony gelato…mmmm

  • The InTolerant Chef September 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Mmmmm gelato….. Our local chain sells a really nice dairy free dark chocolate, and the other day I even had black sesame, but you just can't beat the real thing. You lucky thing you! Yummo!

  • Not Quite Nigella September 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Now I need a scoop of gelato! I'm off to rummage in the freezer now πŸ˜›

  • Hannah September 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Ahh beautiful photos- such a nice gelato flavour!!! Oh Heidi, I'm going to Melbourne on Sunday (woooo!)…any recommendations for brunch/things to do? We don't have much of a plan & staying in South Yarra. I'm excited!! x

  • Heidi September 21, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Michele – why, thank you!

    Lisa – yes, the camera does a lot of the hard work!! so worth it.

    Sig – I adore lemon gelato πŸ™‚

    InTolerant Chef – sounds absolutely delicious!

    Lorraine – haha did you find any?

    Heidi xo

  • Heidi September 21, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Oh how fun! South Yarra way there are 2 new places I'm keen to try: Two Birds One Stone for brunch (same owners as my fav Three Bags Full, which is in Abbotsford) & Movida Bakery (their doughnuts sound crazy good). Will you be around for dinner? Lots of good places in the city. Unfortunately it's supposed to be cold & rainy on Sunday so not sure what you have planned – rug up! You might like to check out Prahran Market too (that's indoors). Let me know if you need more help!
    Heidi xo

  • Hannah September 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Thankyou Heidi πŸ™‚ I went to Three Bags Full last year (loved it!) so we'll definitely check out Two Birds One Stone! We might check out Grand Designs Live on Sunday… Kevin McCloud is awesome! & I'm staying till next Thursday, so I hope the rain clears up! x

  • Heidi September 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    That sounds fun! Well have a great time, sure it'll be wonderful. Hope Melbourne gives you some sunshine. Wish we could have done brunch! Maybe anther time πŸ™‚
    Heidi xo

  • Alex September 24, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Lovely pics πŸ™‚