Fantastic Foto Friday: Getaway from Lisbon to charming beach town Cascais

43 LIS Caixcais Palace


I consider Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, one of the most underrated cities in Europe. And if you want to combine it with a beach getaway, you can be in charming Cascais in less then an hour to hang out on the beach, enjoy the beautiful palace above, the fortress or the pedestrian area with its many restaurants and stores!

Great beach getaway from Lisbon – Cascais!

Lisbon is one of the most underrated capitals in Europe: In addition to the historic center, the Castelo overlooking the city and great museum in Belem, you also enjoy wonderful daytrips to Sintra or the beach. I had planned to visit the famous Estoril, but after some research decided to give the “new favorite” Cascais a try – and I’m … Continue reading

Disappointing stay at converted ibis styles Lisbon

For my second hotel in Lisbon as part of my Iberian Explorer trip, I selected the Ibis Styles Embaixador Lisbon. My first hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Ave Liberdade, was sold out on the last night of my planned stay, I was tempted by an Accor LeClub promotion and based on many good experiences with ibis hotels in the past, … Continue reading

Best views of Lisbon – Castelo S. Jorge

Lisbon, just like Rome, is built on seven hills – and on top of one of them you’ll find a centuries old castle and great views over the city. That makes Castelo de S. Jorge one of the most popular attractions in Lisbon and it should be on your itinerary, too! … Continue reading

Great base to explore Lisbon: Holiday Inn Express Ave Libertade

For my first stay of my Iberian Explorer trip I picked the Holiday Inn Express Ave Liberated for its central location. I generally like these select service hotels with their focus on nice rooms, an included breakfast and none of the services I’m unlikely to use anyway. Find out if it met my expectations as my first base in Lisbon! … Continue reading