Portugal Travel Guide

Boats by 25 de Abril Bridge Lisbon

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Destinations in Portugal


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, things to do in Lisbon, for cheap!

Water fountain at Rossio Square Lisbon

Lisbon Food and 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 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) which is 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 are Lisbon’s best day trips.

Belem Tower, Lisbon I 15 Things to in Lisbon for Under €15

How much does 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.

How much does backpacking around Europe cost – accommodation, transport, food, trips breakdowns.

Crowds sitting at Park Bar Lisbon

Other Travel Tips

I’m a super saver, here are my saving for travel tips.

Here is how I build travel itineraries, a step by step guide to making the most out of your trip.

This is the list of travel essentials we can’t travel without.

Houses in Lisbon I 15 Things to in Lisbon for Under €15

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