Get in the Holiday Spirit at the 5 Best Christmas Markets in Lisbon

The best Christmas markets in Lisbon bring all the classic holiday cheer despite the warmer-than-usual weather.

Want to avoid the cold, gray winters of other holiday destinations? Portugal presents the perfect alternative, with warmer weather and all kinds of festive attractions. Here’s where to find the best Christmas markets in Lisbon! Lisbon is known for its colorful buildings, sunny skies and proximity to the sea, painting a picture of the ideal […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 Boutique Hotels in Lisbon Where You’ll Feel Right at Home

Memmo Alfama is one of the best boutique hotels in Lisbon, with a stunning rooftop terrace (pictured).

Looking for a place to stay in the Portuguese capital? Book one of the best boutique hotels in Lisbon, with unique accommodation and experiences to make your trip truly unforgettable. Picking a place to stay is one of the first steps to planning any trip—and perhaps the most important. Quality accommodation can make or break […]

Behind the Bite: Ginja

Fermented cherries, pictured, are commonly served with ginja in Lisbon.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Lisbon’s legendary liqueur is sweet, strong and totally traditional. Learn the story of ginja—and why it’s so much more than a souvenir. It seems that every southern European country has its own iconic liqueur […]

Behind the Bite: Salt Cod

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

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Portugal may be known for delicacies that come straight from the sea, but its most famous seafood is far from fresh. If you’ve spent any time in Lisbon, you’ve probably encountered a common menu […]