What does Lisbon have that makes it such a special European destination? It’s hidden secrets that only a local can show you! By Priyanka Chakrabarti

1. LxFactory

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Para viajar lejos, no hace falta nada más que un buen libro. La libreria Ler Devagar (leer despacio, en portugués) está considerada una de las 10 más bonitas del mundo y no puedo decir lo contrario. Otra de mis grandes pasiones son sin dudarlo los libros, y a vosotros, os gusta leer? Alguna recomendación? • To travel far away, you only need a good book. The bookshop Ler Devagar (read slowly, in Portuguese) is considered one of the 10 most beautiful in the world and I can not say otherwise. Another of my great passions are without hesitation books. What about you? Any favorite books? • #lxfactorylisboa #top_europe_photo #lifewelltraveled #travelblogger #ladiesontheglobal #dametraveler #girlsaroundtheworld #citizenfemme #ladieslovetravel #girlsborntotravel #femmetravel #wearetravelgirls #girlsdreamtravel #girlsmeetglobe #travelinladies #iamtb #travelholic #travelgram #travelsamazingx #igerstravel #seetheworld #worldtraveler #bestplacestogo #instatravelling #thetravelwoman #igerseurope #igoftheday #darlingscapes #toplisbonphoto

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LxFactory is a tiny hipster spot, slightly on the outskirts of Lisbon. This place used to produce textiles and yarns from 1846 until industrial decline forced it to shut shop in 2004. Today, this place is home to over 150 restaurants, designer boutiques, creative spaces and more. Just take a long, nice stroll, grab a bite and click great pictures to have a perfect day in Lisbon.

2. Cemitério dos Prazeres

You may find it odd that we are listing a cemetery as a must-visit exploration spot but trust us, this hidden gem of Lisbon is worth your time! Once here, you will be mesmerised by astounding gravestones lining vast promenades. You can take some fantastic photographs here. Also, the cemetery walls overlook the gorgeous Tagus River. It is from here that you can witness the grand sight of the statue of Christ.

3. Jardim Do Torel

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Eh, Torel lindo…

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Lisbon is blessed with some beautiful gardens, perfect for spring/summer holidays! But, the Torel garden is a must-visit spot in the city. This 19th-century garden has vintage benches and chairs all around for you to sit back, relax, read a book, write a song, or just introspect… The entrance opens near the top of the Lavra lift, which means you can take a super scenic ride up for only €2.90 (INR 264/-). Also, you can grab a bite or take a dip in their swimming pool, if you feel like.

4. Pastelaria Aloma 

Serving all things delicious since 1943, they say this pastry shop is the best in all of Lisbon. Locals completely swear by the ‘Pastel de nata’, and we suggest, you try it out too.

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