There’s an untranslatable Portuguese word that captures Lisbon’s essence perfectly: saudade.
Saudade is both nostalgia and longing—it’s the feeling of missing something before you’re even done with it. And that’s exactly what you’ll feel as you explore the Portuguese capital, feeling the light breeze from the sea and conquering its many hills. Lisbon is the kind of place that will make you crave going back for more.
A lot of that has to do with the food: addictive pastéis de nata, freshly grilled sardines, and seafood so good you wouldn’t believe it came out of a can. Come hungry and let your appetite guide the way!