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 […]

Inside a Canning Factory

A canning factory in Portugal also is responsible for designing and marketing the final product—not just putting the fish in the tins.

Tinned fish isn’t only a delicacy in Portugal. It’s also a traditional way of life that’s adapting to the times. Whenever friends visit us in Portugal, we suggest canned fish as the perfect souvenir to take back to their family and friends. Not only is it completely delicious (way better than canned tuna at home) […]

Enchanted by Saudade: My Love Letter to Lisbon

Ellis is an expert on Lisbon and the art of saudade. Here she is celebrating Portuguese Carnival.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. Hilly streets, buildings with history and a soft sea breeze. These are my first memories of Lisbon, a city I visited for the first time in 2007. Over a decade later a lot has changed, much due to a harsh […]

Top 7 Best Views in Lisbon

Miradouro da Graça has one of the best views of Lisbon's sunset.

To find the best views in Lisbon, you’ll need to climb up a hill or two, but it’s always worth it. From Alfama to Alcântara, there are miradouros in pretty much every neighborhood, and each of them offers a different angle of the city. The miradouros are the official viewpoints, but there are others hiding […]

The Top 6 Free Things to Do in Lisbon

View of Jardim Botânico da Ajuda, one of Lisbon parks

The Portuguese capital has plenty to offer—and much of it won’t cost you a thing. From panoramic views to authentic fado shows, these are our favorite free things to do in Lisbon! Portugal is quickly becoming one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. As tourists flock to its cities and beaches, demand is on the […]

The Best Museums in Lisbon to Visit

Part of the exhibition at Museu do Aljube that honours the democratic revolution of 25 April 1974

Museums don’t have to be boring and visiting them doesn’t have to feel like a chore, if you know where to look. Museums are typically any city’s top tourist attractions, most of the times because travelers are told they are must-visit but without truly revealing why. The best museums in Lisbon, according to us here […]

3 Brazilian Restaurants in Lisbon You Can’t Miss

typical Brazilian dish in Bahia called acarajé

Portugal and Brazil don’t just share a language and a history. The mix of flavors and influences created one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. To say that Brazilian cuisine is complex is an understatement. That mix of flavors and cultural influences is what makes it so hard to define it, but we […]