Allow yourself to wake up naturally, at whatever time. You’ll thank me later.
Start between the Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real neighborhoods, leaning on the balcony of the S. Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. Take in the views of the river, the castle, and the rooftops from the hill in front and feel the morning sun directly on your face.
Say bom dia to the old man walking his dog. If you haven’t eaten yet, have breakfast at the cafe kiosk. If you have, drink an espresso (note: this is what you’ll get anywhere if you just ask for “coffee”).