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!
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
If you have a few days in Lisbon, I recommend you include a day-trip to Sintra, only 45 minutes from the city in the mountains, with two fantastic palaces, an old fortress and a chance for some nice hiking! The beautiful setting has inspired a few writers in the past and attracts lots of visitor today to spend a day … Continue reading
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Lisbon is one of the most underrated capitals in Europe. This largest Portuguese city has an interesting history, beautiful architecture and fun dining and nightlife to offer, all without the prices you pay in Paris or London! Read more why you should consider going here!
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Lisbon is a fascinating and fun city – it’s easy to relax and get “stuck” in the city center, enjoying the sights, museums or just hanging out in the trendy neighborhoods of Chiado or Bairo Alto. But it’s worth tearing yourself away and head to Belem to enjoy the historic sights or some modern art, there is a lot to … Continue reading
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
When I visit a city for the first time, I love to understand where it’s coming from. I usually visit a history museum to get the background. One of the best ones I’ve ever seen is the Lisbon Story Center, setting the stage to visit Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. And to top it of, it’s right in the heart … Continue reading
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
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