Ana Paula Sabido’s Lisbon
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Your name: Ana Paula Sabido
Your role: Head of the Reproductions Unit in the National Library of Portugal
What is your favourite cultural institution to visit in Lisbon?
My favourite is another vote for the Museu de Arte Antiga.
What’s your favourite restaurant in Lisbon?
I love Artis Bar (Bairro Alto) for tapas and sharing dishes, Casanova (Santa Apolónia) for their pizza and gorgeous views of the river, Sinal Vermelho (Bairro Alto) for the best in
Portuguese gastronomy and finally Mercado da Ribeira (Cais do Sodre), which is a food hall with a great choice of food and wine.
Best place for a drink?
For late-night drinks (after midnight) try Espaço 40e1 (Bairro Alto). Check out the fantastic wine at Palácio Chiado (Chiado) and for post-conference views of the city with a drink in hand visit
Esplanada do Miradouro da Graça, Esplanada de São Pedro de Alcântara, Rio Maravilha (Lx Factory, Alcântara) and Clube dos Ferroviários (Santa Apolónia).
Favourite coffee spot?
This one is simple: Try A Padaria Portuguesa.
What is the coolest neighbourhood in Lisbon?
Alfama, for the typical Lisbon architecture and Fado music.
What is your favourite neighbourhood in Lisbon?
Bairro Alto, one of Lisbon's most emblematic neighborhoods and with a fantastic restaurant and bar scene.
What is your ‘foodies’ tip for Lisbon?
I can’t name one! If you are in Lisbon for a few days, try as many of these as you can:
What activity/place should all visitors to Lisbon do/visit?
Belém (Tower of Belém, Jerónimos Monastery, Cultural Centre of Belém)
MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (including the Museum of Electricity)
The Association of Fado Casto (for dinner, drinks and of course, fado)
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Largo do Carmo: An important local site for the Carnation Revolution.
If you only had 2 hours in Lisbon, what would you do?
Personally, I’d head to the Estádio José Alvalade (home of Sporting Lisbon) — but I’m kidding — visit Belém and enjoy all it has to offer.