10 Magic things about Lisbon

The seven hills of Lisbon Lisbon is known as “Cidade das Sete Colinas” (city of the seven hills). This nickname appeared for the first time in the book of the magnitudes of Lisbon, by friar Nicolau de Oliveira in the seventeenth century. The author wanted to force similarities with Rome, claimed to be also built…

Food and Wine, Soul of Lisbon

Portugal is famed for its excellent wines and ports, so visiting a local wine bar during your trip to Lisbon is essential. In recent years, the number of decent wine cellars and trendy bars has increased along with the influx of tourists. Our guide explores the best wine bars in the city, both those loved by…

FADO – The essence of Lisbon

Fado is traditional folk music popular in the Lisbon area of Portugal. Melancholy by nature, the music includes instruments like guitars and mandolins with one Fadista singing poetic lyrics related to darker elements of love, death and sadness. The music may, however, occasionally include some humor. If your late season travel includes Portugal, be sure sure…

“Where the land ends and the sea begins”

Cabo da Roca is a wild and rugged headland that marks the most westerly point of mainland Europe. The windswept cliffs of Cabo de Roca were believed to be the edge of the world up until the up until the late 14th century and the spectacular, desolate scenery adds to the allure of the location….

Fall in Love Again @WindMill DonQuixote

  If you’re looking for somewhere beautiful in Cascais to visit this weekend, head out to Bar Moinho de don Quixote.  With gorgeous, panoramic views of the Atlantic coast, the maze-like gardens, and the quirky, cosy bar inside, this romantic nook is definitely worth a visit. It is hidden just off the main road in Colares as you turn towards Cabo…

Hip, Urban Market in Lisbon

Here’s a great idea for a morning, afternoon or evening in Lisbon. It’s a little like the ultra cool Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, mixed with the tradition of the multi-cultural Farmers Market in Los Angeles. It’s the Mercado de Campo de Ourique in Lisbon, and it’s filled with a large variety of gourmet…

The Portuguese Secret Holiday spots

Sesimbra combines glorious beaches, stunning natural scenery and traditional Portuguese heritage, to form one of the finest beach towns of Portugal, which surprisingly, is virtually unknown by foreign tourists. There is so much to love about Sesimbra, from the pristine beaches that are protected by Arrabida Natural Park through to the delicious seafood that is…

Have a splash @Lisbon

Lisbon is surrounded by a stunning coastline that offers a variety of beautiful sandy beaches, many of which are easily accessible from the capital by public transport. The beaches of Lisbon extend along four very different coastlines, which range from unspoilt surfing beaches through to calm, family-friendly, beaches packed with great tourist facilities. The close…

Alfama the Montmartre @Lisbon

Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon and is a delightful maze of narrow streets, which lead from the Tejo estuary uphill to the castle. Contained within this ancient district there are some of Lisbon’s most historically important buildings including the Se Cathedral, Lisbon Castle, National Pantheon and Saint Anthony’s Church. Prior to the 13th…

A Weekend @Lisbon

Two days in Lisbon Since Lisbon has become one of the most popular destinations in Europe and is a perfect city to discover during a long weekend, we have created this 48-hour itinerary of Portugal’s capital city, supposing you land in Lisbon Airport on Friday afternoon and leave at roughly the same time on Sunday….

Go up and Down in Lisbon downtown

Lisbon’s Funiculars The “lifts or elevators” in Lisbon are basically funiculars that help locals and tourist climb the steep and long slopes that are so characteristic in Lisbon. The capital of Portugal has three funiculars, all of which were designed by the Portuguese engineer Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard. He is also responsible for the design of…

Hey!!! This is not San Francisco.?! This is Great Lisbon!!!

The Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge is one of Lisbon’s most notable landmarks as it spans the River Tagus at the narrowest point. This massive bridge closely resembles that of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the date name remembers the Portuguese Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974. The suspension bridge connects…