A Guide to Portuguese Sausages: 7 Varieties You Should Try

Sausages on plates

Whether as an afternoon snack or an accompaniment to a full meal, sausages are an integral part of Portuguese cuisine. It’s hard to find a meat dish in Portugal without at least one kind of enchidos—the traditional Portuguese sausages. You can find them in cozido, the feijoada (bean stew) or even mixed in soups like […]

5 Essential Self-Guided Walking Routes in Lisbon

The Alcântara Docks and Ponte 25 de Abril as seen from one of our favorite routes for walking in Lisbon.

The Portuguese capital is called the “city of the seven hills,” but no worries—walking in Lisbon can still be one of the most enjoyable ways to see the city. There are dozens of ways to explore Lisbon on foot, which usually includes shortcuts through train stations, stores with escalators, and strategically located funiculars and elevators. […]

The Complete Guide to Public Transportation in Lisbon

Once you know how to use public transportation in Lisbon, you can really make the most of your time in this incredible city. Lisbon is a city of steep hills, winding alleyways, beautiful architecture and so much more. Sometimes it’s best to explore its streets on foot—but if you want to see everything it has […]

How to Plan the Perfect Sintra Day Trip From Lisbon

You have to see Pena Palace on a Sintra day trip.

If you’re visiting Lisbon, don’t miss the magical town hidden right in its backyard. It’s full of majestic gardens, panoramic views and castles straight out of a fairytale. Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and hub of tourist activity, and there’s no doubt that the city itself has plenty to offer. But if you’re here for more […]

The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Lisbon on a Budget

If you're visiting Lisbon on a budget, plan your trip for low season. There are much less tourists around!

We’ll let you in on a secret: you can enjoy Lisbon’s world-class cuisine, history and culture without breaking the bank. These days, it’s a well-known fact that Lisbon is the place to be. With iconic architecture, panoramic views, world-famous food and never-ending nightlife, this city really does have it all. But if you’re traveling with […]

5 Things You Need to Do When Visiting Lisbon in September 2019

Enjoy a fabulous seafood meal out on a sunny terrace in Lisbon in September.

Lisbon in September is that time of year when school’s in but summer is not quite out yet. Summer in Lisbon lingers well into September, with days that are still long enough for al fresco drinks and weekend trips to the beach.  It won’t start feeling like fall for another month or so, and throughout […]

Day Trip to Cabo da Roca: 6 Things You Shouldn’t Miss

A day trip to Cabo da Roca allows you to take in stunning natural surroundings at the westernmost point in continental Europe.

Planning a day trip to Cabo da Roca? Set on the edge of Sintra’s National Park, this prominent cape offers spectacular sea views that you don’t want to miss. Portugal has a long coast lined with beaches, and in between them, you can find lots of cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic. Cabo da Roca […]

Portuguese Cheese Guide: 10 Artisanal Cheeses You Need to Try

We'll never say no to a Portuguese cheese board.

Creamy, dry, strong or mild—whatever you’re into, there’s a cheese in Portugal made for you. Just like Portuguese wine, every region in Portugal has its own cheese. Some even have a protected designation of origin which ensures the cheese is produced in that region alone using traditional methods and ingredients. You don’t need to travel […]

4 Essential Restaurants in Sintra You Can’t Skip

Tascantiga is one of the best restaurants in Sintra for fabulous petiscos.

Walking the green hills of Sintra always works up an appetite and fortunately, you don’t have to walk far from the city center to find the perfect restaurant. To truly enjoy a Sintra day trip you need to leave Lisbon early in the morning and return when the sun is about to set. Sightsee in […]