Category Archives: Lisbon

Discover the fascinating history of Lisbon!


Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in western Europe is simply a graceful, synaesthetic, misterious city, which has so many wonderful attractions to offer and a tumultuous rich history to be told.
The Portuguese capital has a long history, filled with kings, discoveries, tradgedies, rebuilding, one of the most destructive and deadly earthquakes in recorded human history, revolutions, coups and the Europe’s longest dictatorship.

Top attractions in Lisbon you cannot miss


Welcome to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, one of Europe’s most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities.
This amazing city has so many extraordinary things to offer and lots of wonderful attractions that you can’t resist it!

You wouldn’t guess these places were hidden in Lisbon


You wouldn’t guess these places were hidden in Lisbon! Aside from the overrated mainstream hit attractions that a city boasts with in the glossy pages of advertorials, there is a secret life of “underground” attractions that can sometimes capture the authentic life of a place much better than anything else.

Cascais, a great seaside break


If you are spending your holiday in Lisbon, but want to get a chance to see the Atlantic Ocean up close, you will want to visit Cascais, a great seaside break just about an hour’s drive away from the capital city of Portugal.

An easy day trip from Lisbon – Part 2


An easy day trip from Lisbon is easy-peasy when you know where you want to go and what you want to do.

If, however, you don’t yet have a clear idea, fear not: we are here to offer you some of the best ideas there are. Just you wait:

An easy day trip from Lisbon – Part 1


Summer will soon be here and Portugal is preparing to open its arms widely to welcome another wave of tourists, many of whom are going to choose the country’s capital city as a destination, so it is only logical to assume that they will be in search of an easy day trip from Lisbon.

Never-ending adventure in Lisbon city


Never-ending adventure in Lisbon city

Known as one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Western Europe, Lisbon is the energetic capital of Portugal, with stunning shaped buildings and unbelievable cultural heritage harmoniously melting with striking modernism on a fascinating bohemian basis.

Laying across seven abundant perfect hills, Lisbon is the complex expression of unique historical legacy, unaltered beauty, flowering touch of evolution and inextricable corners of dynamism among people and places.

What’s up in Lisbon in November 2017?


I can honestly say that traveling to Portugal in autumn is not at all a bad idea, particularly this year, which has proven to be one of the driest and warmest in recent history. What’s up in Lisbon in November 2017?

Here are some of the events and activities you can opt to enjoy in the Portuguese capital city during the last month of autumn:

November 2017 is marked by the Web Summit Lisbon 2017 scheduled for 6-9 November 2017. Following the success of last year’s event, the municipality has decided to reiterate this with another edition, aimed at fronting third generation technology, entrepreneurship and innovation conferences in an international context. A lot of European guests are invited to take part in this display.

Lisbon is a great tourist hub, so tourist fairs are not uncommon here. Nevertheless, the Lisbon Tourism Summit (scheduled for November 2nd) is something altogether different. It is a very good all day event meant to promote local tourism and to address the challenges of this industry while also indicating its strengths and action points.

Do you like music? Is you are into pop music and you remember Shakira’s hits? She just might like to share them with the Lisbon public during her Lisbon concert on November 22nd 2017. You can join her in her concert.

And here are also some activities to explore in Lisbon in November and actually at all times.

You can always go online and book a Lisbon tour. The price is accessible and the driver will also serve as a tour guide. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with all the areas of the city and then, after the tour, decide on which ones to cross on foot.

There are also a lot of free attractions, one of them being the Palacio do Beau Sejour. This is a mystical and beautiful vintage building with wonderful interior gardens you can explore.

Fun amazing facts about Portugal – Part 1


Summer is the most glorious time of the year in this wonderful country at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, so to celebrate this, let’s take a moment to talk about some fun amazing facts about Portugal!

Apart from the fact that it is home to some of the kindest people in the world, Portugal is a wonderful country, one that boasts with an amazing history, an inventive cuisine and an outstanding number of natural beauties.

Here are some things you may not have known about our favorite spot on the map:

  1. Portugal is the oldest country in Europe – or at least the oldest one with defined borders. In fact, Portugal has preserved its borders since 1249.
  2. Lisbon is also old – so old, that it actually surpasses Rome by some 4 solid centuries.
  3. Port wine is the most famous alcoholic beverage produced in Portugal, a living legacy of the green vineyards along the Douro Valley. What does a wine bottle need, apart from… well, content? A cork, silly! This leads us to fun fact #3: Portugal is the largest producer of cork in the world. It has the largest cork forest, hence the 70% worldwide production of… cork!
  4. Portuguese is the official language of 9 countries. It is also one of the 5 romance languages (along with French, Spanish, Italian and Romanian). Portuguese is spoken by some 220 million people! And there are quite a few dialects to speak of, standard “European” Portuguese famously differing from Brazilian Portuguese, for instance.
  5. Portugal is one of the most accessible tourist destinations for Western Europeans. The sunny shores of the Algarve and the welcoming, cosmopolitan air of the capital city, Lisbon, with its yellow trams and cobblestone alleys, welcome thousands of tourists each and every year. Services are also relatively accessible: for instance, with under 30 EUR, you can get a Lisbon airport transfer to Lisbon city.

A time to golf… in Obidos!


There’s a time for everything and the coming of spring opens new and exciting horizons to reflect on. And there is, among many things, also a time to golf… in Obidos!