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LISBON

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the westernmost capital city in Europe. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1975 and rebuilt by Marques de Pombal. It is a metropolitan city, full of colorful houses, a charming train, and surrounded by beautiful water from Rio Tejo. The city is full of hills, providing visitors very often with beautiful views from above. 

THINGS TO SEE:

- Torre de Belém
- Monastério de Jeronimos

- Castelo de São Jorge
- Praça do Comércio

MOST FAMOUS MUSEUMS:

- Museu do Azulejo
- Museu Colecção Berardo
- Casa Fernando Pessoa

SHOP & WALK AROUND:

- Walk around in Chiado 
- Walk around in Bairro Alto
- Shop at Corte Inglês 
- Shop at Vista Alegre for the home
- Shop in Avenida da Liberdade

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GO FOR DRINKS:

- Lost In
- Sky Bar
- Limão Rooftop Bar

EAT OUT:

- JNCQUOI Asia 
- JNCQUOI Avenida 
- A Cevicheria 

- Ramiro Cervejaria 
- TimeOut Market ( a little of everything)
- Água pela Barba ( Portuguese fusion)
- Mantegaria ( for the best Pastel de Nata!)
- Confraria LX (Sushi)
- Yakuza (Sushi)


 

CASCAIS

A traditional and charming fishing town, 30 minutes away from Lisbon. Cascais was the summer destination for the Portuguese royalty. It is surrounded by beautiful beaches and nature. It is where the bride and the groom stay in Portugal, and also their favourite place in the country. It is easily accessible by train if you are staying in Lisbon ( or a 30 mins drive). 

THINGS TO SEE:

- Cabo da Roca (short drive from Cascais)
- Boca do Inferno

HISTORICAL VISITS:

- Palácio da Cidadela ( Royal family summer house)

SHOP & WALK AROUND:

- Marina de Cascais
- Cascais Historical Center 
- Cascais Shopping ( big mall, you need to drive to reach it)
- Loja das Meias ( for luxury purchases)

GO FOR DRINKS:

- Palaphitas
- Bar do Guincho

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EAT OUT:

- Yakuza Cascais (Japanese)
- Confraria (Japanese)
- Choose any restaurant in the charming Rua Amarela 
- Baiuka ( beach front seafood restaurant)
- Garrete ( for a nice snack, they have the best rissoles!)
- 5 Sentidos, for the best souffle
- Entraguas (Guincho area)
- Monte Mar (Guincho area, waterfront)
- Choose any restaurant in the Cascais Marina
- Lambreta Zurra for Authentic Italian Pizza
- Eat in one of the restaurants in Casa da Guia

DAY TRIP TO SINTRA

An incredibly charming, picturesque city, surrounded by nature and historical palaces and castles. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site. 

NATURE:

- Sintra National Park 
- Adraga Beach 
- Ursa Beach 

HISTORICAL VISITS:

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EAT OUT:

- Lunch in historical center: Tasca Antiga 
- Try the famous travesseiros de Sintra and Queijadinhas at Travesseiros da Piriquita


 

WALK AROUND:

- National Palace of Pena
- Castelo dos Mourous
- Sintra National Palace
- Palace of Montserrat 

- Sintra Historical Center

DAY TRIP TO CAPARICA

A short drive from Lisbon, Caparica is filled with amazing beach clubs. There are parking lots in front of each, and can enjoy the beach and eat! 

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YAMBA

Yamba is envisioned for younger crowds, mostly focused on drinks at the beach with small bites. It is all on the sand and the music is loud. 

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BOHEMIAN

Bohemian is more in between, you see crowds from all ages, including families. It is more chill but nonetheless super cool and pleasant! 

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CLÁSSICO

Classico is on the more high-end side of beach clubs and has a completely indoor area with air conditioner for those who prefer that. 

DAY TRIP TO ARRABIDA

Not too long of a drive from Lisbon ( 48 mins from Cascais and 39 from Lisbon), there is a hidden gem called Portinho da Arrabida. It is literally a paradise (except, as in everywhere in Portugal the water is cold). Perfect to enjoy the day at the beach and be surrounded by nature. There is a parking lot at the entrance but it's not huge, so you might want to plan to not arrive too late. There are also restaurants, which we didn't try ourselves. 

We took the pictures on the side so that you can really see how beautiful it is and not think its google :)

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