Our last day in Lisbon was spent taking in a few more sites, catching up with a few friends in Lisbon and lounging about at the spectacular Pestana Palace. As we’ve mentioned, the accommodations and the staff there are absolutely top notch, it’s no wonder that Pestana Palace continues to be the hotel of choice for rock stars and royalty alike!
One never gets to see all that one wants to when visiting a new city. One really must resist the urge to even try! We support a leisurely pace, taking in the beauty of each moment, and making lasting memories.
Though a bit off the radar, we highly suggest taking a stroll through the Jardim Botanico Tropical. More aboretum than flower garden, parts of the garden seem to pay tribute to some of Portugal’s many historic conquests including Macau and Africa.
The lovely Jardim da Estrela with its marvelous music pavilion is also a must.
Don’t miss the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, which has the very best of the best art and decorative art. It’s a magnificent masterpieces. We also suggest the Museu Nacional do Azulejo which houses an extraordinary monumental mural depicting Lisbon before the devastating 1775 earthquake.
We cannot wait to return to Lisbon and the Pestana Palace — there is so much more to do and see!
For our farewell Lisbon dinner, we were treated to an eight course tasting menu paired with the most divine wines at the Pestana Palace’s Valle Flor restaurant! Dressed for dinner (top) I’m wearing a Tom Ford black, ivory and claret checked wool/cashmere suit, black and white windowpane plaid cotton shirt, black and white silk pocket square and black and saddle leather loafers, Charvet black and ivory striped silk tie, Seaman Schepps black pearl cuff links, vintage Rolex, Creed Windsor fragrance, and Tom Ford Bronzing Gel to provide a healthy glow.
Next Stop: Porto!