Pastéis de Nata: Authentic Portuguese Custard Tarts Recipe

Portuguese custard tarts

Few pastries have won over as many hearts (and tastebuds) as Portuguese custard tarts. Visitors line up outside popular bakeries for them. Locals have strong opinions about which places make the best. The treats in question are Portuguese custard tarts, or pastéis de nata. What came about as a result of some 18th-century monks doing […]

8 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Lisbon

Scones and cup of tea

Did you know that tea plays a starring role in Portuguese history? Enjoy this traditional drink at the top spots for afternoon tea in Lisbon! When you think of tea, what country comes to mind?  If it’s England, we don’t blame you. Not many people know that Great Britain actually owes its tea obsession to […]

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 […]