Lisbon’s Little Secret… Pasteis de Nata

The next day we left Madrid and flew to Lisbon, Portugal via Iberia Airlines. We quickly learned that the proper name is Lisboa. We fell in love with the brightly colored buildings, the historical architecture, and the food!

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Se de Lisboa - Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon, Portugal

Trolley - Lisbon, Portugal

When in Portugal you have to try “pasteis de nata” which means egg tart in English. They are a small, flaky, sweet tart with a rich yellow custard filling. We found this tiny tiny bakery called Manteigaria in Lisbon that literally only makes pasteis de natas all day everyday – and dang does it show! They are pros! In the back of their narrow two-butt kitchen, the glass walls allow people to watch as three pastry chefs roll and re-roll, fill, and bake these delicate tarts. We were only in Lisbon for two days and we walked or took the trolley 🚋   back to this little pasty shop three times, and Rob bought four to-go on our last visit! We were literally went like 3 miles out of our way to get these on the way to the airport… I thought they were delicious, but he had a new found love! ❤️  If he even heard the words pasteis de nata, his face lit up and he suddenly had a bounce to his step – It was adorable! 😊   I know how to make my husband happy…learn how to make pasteis de nata like they do in Portugal! Egg tart everyday = happy husband! 🙂

Egg Tarts - Lisbon

Egg tart

Pasteis de Nata

Egg Tarts - Lisbon, Portugal

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While we were in Europe and Northern Africa, I also fell in love with the doors. Each door is so unique and fun! Love love love them! We will have a gorgeous front door when we build a house someday 🙂

Lisbon, Portugal

Sand sculpture Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal


Lisbon is a charming city. We had a wonderful time! If If you ever find yourself in Lisbon, egg tarts are a must try! Can’t wait to go back!

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