How to Plan the Perfect Estoril Day Trip from Lisbon

Forte da Cruz and Praia do Tamariz beach, Estoril, Portugal

One of Portugal’s most luxurious locales is right down the coast from Lisbon. Discover its charm on an Estoril day trip! Just a few miles west of Lisbon, you’ll find a stretch of coastline unlike any other. It’s known as the Portuguese Riviera, thanks to its storied past and famous residents—not to mention high property […]

The Ultimate Guide to Solo Travel in Lisbon

If you're visiting Lisbon on a budget, plan your trip for low season. There are much less tourists around!

Headed to Lisbon alone? Check out our top tips for solo travel in Lisbon, from accommodation and activities to culture and cuisine. It’s safe to say that solo travel is in style. More and more people of all ages and interests are taking the leap to travel alone—and discovering all its advantages along the way. […]

Top 5 Spots for Luggage Storage in Lisbon

Tour group at Praça de Figueira in Lisbon

Want to discover the city without the (literal) burden of baggage? Check out the best places for luggage storage in Lisbon! No one likes lugging their bags around Lisbon. This city’s endless hills may lead to incredible views, but they also make it especially exhausting to carry around a suitcase. Not to mention the fact […]

Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Day Trip to Setúbal

A day trip to Setúbal is the perfect chance to explore the city's myriad beautiful plazas.

A day trip to Setúbal will give you a taste of the southern Portugal vibe just an hour outside of Lisbon.  Some people may know Setúbal as the birthplace of 18th-century poet Bocage and world-famous soccer coach José Mourinho (the self-proclaimed “special one” who coached major league teams like Porto Futebol Clube, Real Madrid, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Time Do People Eat in Portugal?

Wondering what time do people eat in Portugal? If it's late afternoon, it's time for lanche, the Portuguese meal between lunch and dinner.

Wondering what time do people eat in Portugal? While there’s no one watching the clock, it’s always good to know the best time to walk into your local restaurant or café. So what time do people eat in Portugal? There might be strict meal schedules during the week, but when the weekend comes, it’s a […]

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 […]

A Love Letter to “The Triangle”

Inside Companhia Portugueza do Chá, one of the shops where to buy Lisbon souvenirs

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. My relationship with Lisbon over the last 20+ years hasn’t always been undisturbed. I suppose that’s what happens with most long-term relationships. But if there is one thing Lisbon does well, and has done so since the Great […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Portuguese Wine

If you want to experience the best Portuguese wine, you must visit the Douro Valley, one of the oldest wine regions in the world!

When you think of wine Portugal doesn’t always spring to mind but trust us, this country is a wine lover’s paradise. For a long time, Portugal flew under the radar of tourists, and so did its wine. By now, you’ve probably heard of Port wine, but what about Madeira wine or Moscatel? Are you confused? […]

Lisbon Then & Now: The Local Economy

The Vasco de Gama bridge is an icon of 2000s confidence in Lisbon's local economy.

As the capital of Portugal, the history of Lisbon’s local economy mirrors that of its mother country. It’s a tale that takes in empire, trading, earthquakes, collapse, and rejuvenation. Photo Credit: Images Money, Text Overlay: Devour Lisbon Food Tours A City by the Sea If one thing defines Lisbon’s history, it’s the sea. From its beginnings […]

10 Ways To Know You’re Completely Obsessed with Lisbon

Lisbon architecture and street with groups

It started as a short trip and turned into love. Here are 10 ways to know you’re completely obsessed with Lisbon. Eventually, short trips turned longer. The local custard tarts are now your favorite go-to snack. You fell in love with the ever-present sun, friendly locals, and soul-soothing food at first meeting. Now you’re completely consumed […]

Lisbon Then & Now: Trams

Tram in Miradouro das Portas do Sol

It’s hard to imagine there was ever a Lisbon without trams. Today, these yellow streetcars are so iconic they became one of the city’s main attractions. Lisbon is full of narrow streets, and to reach them you’ll often need the tram, or as we Portuguese call it, the elétrico. Before they became the background of […]

Hidden Lisbon: Mouraria

view of Miradouro Senhora do Monte from Martim Moniz Centro Comercial in Mouraria, Lisbon

Mouraria, the birthplace of fado and the home of the most culturally diverse community in Lisbon is still off most tourists’ maps. They’re missing out! Mouraria is a tough neighborhood to pinpoint on a map but ask the locals who live there, and they have no trouble explaining to you that the oddly shaped neighborhood […]

A Love Letter to Lisbon: Miradouros

Miradouro das Portas do Sol is one of the best Lisbon miradouros overlooking the historic neighborhood of Alfama.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. Photo Credit: cityodes, Text Overlay: Devour Lisbon Food Tours You can whine about the hills in Lisbon, but the splendid views above them are worth every climb. When someone asks me what’s my favorite thing about this city, I have to say […]

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