My Story Charming Hotel Augusta
Let me start by saying the location for the My Story Charming Hotel Augusta by My Story Hotels in Lisbon really is perfect! Being able to just walk out the reception door and be in the thick of the excitement is so convenient—it really is an amazing base camp for your adventures in this beautiful city.
If you’re lucky enough to get a room with a balcony on the Rua Augusta then you can just step out of your room whenever you want to see what the weather is like or just enjoy the hustle and bustle of this busy street. You can even see the Rua Augusta Arch in the distance!
Each morning you can start the day off right with a delicious self-serve breakfast at the bistro downstairs. Options are plentiful and the food is fantastic. We especially enjoyed having hot chocolate with our meals.
Locations of Interest
Once you’re ready to start exploring Lisbon all you have to do is step out the front door!
Rua Augusta Arch
This giant arch is hard to miss if you’re on the Rua Augusta and most people will inevitably just start walking towards it because it’s a beautiful piece of architecture. Also, if you’re walking down the street and under the arch you’ll end up in Commerce Plaza, right next to the river. You can see this arch from some of the rooms in the hotel (that’s how close the hotel is).
Santa Justa Lift
The Santa Justa Lift is basically just a viewpoint. However, the views from the top are pretty good and the price of admission isn’t so bad (especially if you have a 24-hour tourist transport ticket). This lift is just around the corner from the hotel and definitely worth a visit. Come early to avoid the crowds!
The Alfama neighborhood in Lisbon is an old area full of culture and charm. You’ll find shops with handmade tiles, ancient structures, and plenty of hills! We came here to check out some of the viewpoints around the city and we weren’t disappointed.
Time Out Market
The Time Out Market is a short walk away from the hotel, but if you’re into a giant food hall then you should definitely come check this out. You’ll find all sorts of restaurants serving different dishes here, ranging from the lovely Pasteis de Nata at Manteigaria to fancy seafood dinners. We thought most of the items were a bit too pricey for us, but for the more willing there’s a lot of good looking food here.
This massive structure and former monastery stands out from anywhere in the area. We were actually on our way to get try the Pasteis de Nata at Pasteis de Belem when we saw this in the distance. This was actually our next stop, but we thought we’d have to walk a little farther to find it, but since it’s so big we were basically already there!
This monument is dedicated to Prince Henry the Navigator. It’s a giant of a structure, especially if you stand right next to it. It was fitting that it was a blustery and rainy day when we happened to visit, which made it seem like Prince Henry himself was trying to show us what a life at sea is like. You can easily walk here from the Jeronimos Monastery.
Down the street from the Navigator Monument you’ll find the Belem Tower. This was an actual fortress meant for guarding the river and sending new expeditions on their way. Now, it’s a beautiful looking structure that opens its doors to foreigners instead of shooting their ships with cannons.