Checking Out the Hip Part of Lisbon

When I first arrived into Lisbon, I immediately wanted to check out their oldest districts – specifically Alfama. I wanted to see the cute little alleyways and cafes. You know, the part of town where you will inevitably get lost in.

But I had no idea that Lisbon had a really cool hipster scene as well.

I heard about Lx Factory from one of my hostel roommates, and it sounded like a cool area. It’s basically hip food stalls and cheap secondhand clothing. Two of my favorite things.

Google Maps has become my daily hero. I never know how to get somewhere, but Google comes to my rescue every time. But there’s always one thing about it that confuses me: is it a tram or a bus??

It told me to wait for the 15E. But I had no idea what I was waiting for. When a 15E tram came pulling up, I thought, “Oh here we go. This is it.” Annnnnd it kept on driving past. So maybe nah?

I then waited for the 760 bus to come. And that one stopped for me. So that was nice.

Lx Factory is such a cool spot, but also exactly what you think it would be. Fun vintage clothing, lots of jewelry, eclectic restaurants, wine and cheese vendors, etc. It was a beautiful sunny day, so I took my time wandering up and down the aisles checking out the goods. The goods that I made sure I wouldn’t purchase. Your backpack is at capacity, Meagan.

Lx Factory

I also found potentially one of the coolest bookstores around. I mean, doesn’t this just scream heaven? It did for me until I realized that all of the books were in Portuguese. Then it was torture.

After the Lx Factory, I just sort of wandered around. I didn’t have any other plans for the day, so I popped in and out of stores. I ended my day going to the grocery store and picking up things for guacamole. And that was obviously amazing.

Hi, I’m so glad you’re on my site! My name is Meagan, and I write about my traveling adventures and finding beauty in each day. For more info about me, click here!

Meagan Tilley

I believe that every day is a day that matters – even just enjoying the little things. Whether that’s traveling to the top cities across the world or binge watching Gilmore Girls. To read more, click the About Me page!

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