“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…