Lisbon is a paradise for foodies as you can enjoy typical Portuguese cooking in rustic restaurants, grab a bite to eat in corner tascas, charming tavernas or indulge yourself in one of the many Michelin Starred elegant restaurants with fantastic fresh seafood or some other regional delicacies. The Bairro Alto is the main draw for people looking to enjoy a lively night out as most cafes attracts many people from all ages from late afternoon with plenty street food and reasonably priced alcoholic drinks. If you do want a quiet stay Bairro Alto is one to avoid as it gets busy most evenings.
Lisbon is also home to the world’s greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator and served the Portuguese Empire extending, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India) as a capital city. Its mild climate makes the city an ideal year-round destination, as even in winter, when most other European cities are freezing, in Lisbon high temperatures rarely go below 10C (50F).
The Estoril coast with sandy beaches, enables visitors to combine culture with beach during summer months. Sintra, one of Europe’s capitals of Romanticism, a real fairy-tale town is accessible by rail and road under 30 minutes and offers a great experience. The fascinating beautiful Neo Moorish style palace and castles, its narrow-cobbled streets, artisan shops and small traditional cafés coupled with its fascinating history and great climate, Sintra is a magical place to add to your Lisbon break.