GREETINGS FROM PORTUGAL
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?
Trams, tarts, and tall buildings – welcome to Portugal’s bustling capital, Lisboa. This city is not for the faint-hearted, there are a lot of hills. Luckily for those in holiday mode, the city has lots of elevators in form of trams. Check out tram 28 for the tourist scenic route, and the following article for more Lisbon activities not to be missed.
LISBON FOOD + DRINK
Did you know that the Portuguese eat snails? And cod! They have 365 ways to eat it. Not a fan of insects or fish? You are in safe hands in Lisbon – there is a great variety of eateries which makes it foodie heaven.
- This is our food guide for Lisbon.
DAY TRIPS FROM LISBON
Leaving Lisbon is quite a hard push but when you see what’s available as day trips from Lisbon you won’t mind saying goodbye temporarily. On the coast is the stunning Cascais (above); a beach destination for locals and tourists. Sintra is the land castles and palaces, a firm favourite for others (us, not so much). Belém is at the top of every visitor’s Lisbon itinerary and for good reason too. It is home to Belém Tower (below), Jeronimos Monastery, and the best custard tarts in Portugal, Pastéis de Belém. A lesser known excursion is a road trip to the Arrábida region for wine tasting and a raw coastal line.
- Here is what we got up to when we left Lisbon on day trips.
HOW MUCH DOES THE LISBON COST?
For daily breakdowns for Portugal see this planning post.
Portugal is part of the European Union and uses the Euro. For the most up to date rates click here. Tipping is not essential but appreciated. Do not get ripped off by couverts (like us), small dishes of bread and olives etc.
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accommodation, transport, food, trips breakdowns.
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Lisbon: Tarts, trams, and tiles