Alfacinhas (Lisbon natives) know there’s no place like home. But the city also seduced outsiders, who didn’t take long to adopt it as theirs. Find out what makes some renown Lisbon lovers heart beat faster when it comes to the capital.
I am from Santarém, but I fell in love with Lisbon, listening to fado songs that told stories and described life in the traditional neighborhoods of the city. As soon as I finished high school, I moved lock, stock, and barrel to the capital, with many fados to sing and learn. I have a special bond with one of the hills, where the Penha de França district is located; and with the romantic neighborhood of Graça. I recommend that you visit the viewing point of Nossa Senhora do Monte, where you will find the best view of Lisbon, with the blessing of the chapel of the same name.