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Closing date: 31st August 2020
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When to visit
Sunshine, warmth and festivals; visit during the feast of St Anthony when Lisbon goes crazy for sardines and, aided by the matchmaker saint, single girls perform rituals to help them find a husband
Portugal Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
9th February 2020 by Charlie, DistractedThe best places to eat in Lisbon, Portugal
You could easily survive four solid days in Lisbon on pastéis de nata and vinho verde – the iconic custard tarts and the sharp ‘green’ wine are everywhere in the Portuguese capital, and are well worth the indulgence. They were the only items I had on my to-eat list when I arrived on a late night flight to spend a long weekend in some much needed sunshine. But Lisbon’s food scene is vibrant yet still traditional at its heart; very much flourishing and I completely underestimated it....
13th October 2019 by Charlie, DistractedSo, you want to do a day trip to Sintra from Lisbon
Of course you do. A day trip to Sintra from Lisbon is, after all, one of the most well known excursions from the Portuguese capital city, thanks to the colourful facades of Pena Palace, but we’ll get to that in due course. I’m not here to give you a detailed history of the ancient buildings of Sintra – you can find that anywhere online, however there are a few key tips that you should keep in mind to retain your sanity in amongst the throngs of tourists all headed in the same direction as...
19th September 2019 by PommieTravels5 most fun things to do in Portugal
Portugal is a country with a well-built present and a precious past. It attracts people from all over the world to amuse and drench in the tranquility. There are plenty of amazing things to do in Portugal. You could wonderfully enjoy several weeks in this dynamic country and still not perceive it all! Nevertheless, the climate is amazing and the foods are delicious. The nightlife sight will keep you amused well. Here are a few of the country’s most exceptional and remarkable attractions....
22nd August 2019 by Charlie, DistractedA day at LX Factory, Lisbon
It was the street art that drew me to LX Factory, the regenerated 19th century industrial warehouse complex in the Alcântara neighbourhood of Lisbon. From Stokes Croft in Bristol to the CBD in Christchurch, it’s the artist communities that move into spaces others ignore, take a brush to it and transform whole areas into outdoor galleries. For LX Factory, once the murals appeared the shops, restaurants and tourists soon followed....
3rd April 2019 by Budget TravellerDay trip to Sintra, Portugal’s fairytale city
Sintra. I’ve been visiting Lisbon for several years but somehow I never made it to Sintra for some reason. Some places exist in our imagination- half realised, half imagined. You already know the place well from pictures and stories, your soul already inhabits its contours but somehow your body just hasn’t made it there. Sintra was that place for me. I blame it also on Lisbon. Everytime I visit, the days just disappear into thin air. I never tire of walking these streets. Always some new...