Like the seven sun-dappled hills that overlook the sparkling Rio Tejo, Lisbon has had its ups and downs. Nevertheless, the plucky city has always bounced back and today it’s positively thriving. The Monocle Team has combed the cobbled streets to find the best bacalhau, the creamiest pastéis de nata and the sweetest ginjinha. They’ve also visited museums dedicated to everything from horse-drawn carriages to cutting-edge technology and discovered daringly modern architecture among red-tiled townhouses and baroque churches. Allow them to guide you through this eminently liveable (did they mention there are sandy beaches?) and fast-changing city.
The Monocle Travel Guide series reveals their favourite places in each city they cover, from the ideal route for an early-morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Full of surprises and quirks, they also feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks to get you away from the crowds and their favourite places to eat everything be it tasty fast food or something truly celebratory.
Details & care
Features: 148 pages, hard cover Published by: Gestalten Printed in: Germany Dimensions: 14cm x 22cm x 1.3cm (5.5in x 8.3in x 0.5in)
About the Brand
In 2007, Monocle magazine was launched to provide a briefing on global affairs, business, culture, design and much more. They believed that there was a globally minded audience of readers who were hungry for opportunities and experiences beyond their national borders. Today, Monocle is published 10 times a year out of their London HQ at Midori House; they now sell more than 80,000 copies per issue and have 24,000 subscribers and growing.
They also have a series of travel guides that cover more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and Mexico City.