How many times have you thought of visiting Portugal? How many times have you thought of taking those 18th century Portuguese tramways? Or better to taste those absolutely delicious Portuguese pastries? If you still hesitate I strongly encourage you to go there, you really won’t regret it! Maybe even this article will put this destination at the top of your bucketlist !!!
For me, I was tempted to visit Portugal for a long time but it’s only during this spring of 2018 that (finally) had the chance to go visit. Especially after that I came across a ticket to Porto for 60 euros !!! Well, there I couldn’t hesitate anymore😀
After a two hours 45 minutes flight, we arrived to Porto. So, we took the opportunity visit the city at night and have dinner in this nice little restaurant: O Ràpido
The next day, we leftfor a tour in the city to discover:
- Porto-São Bento Station
- Igreja do Carmo
- Saint-Ildefonse Church
- Sao Francisco Church
- Cleric’s Tower
- Lello Bookstore
Porto – old town
Then in the afternoon, we had a picnic / lunch at the Fountain of Virtues . For picnic lovers, it is a nice garden that offers a beautiful view of the Duoro river that crosses Porto.
Otherwise for beach lovers, there are a lot of great beaches not far from Porto. Here are the ones we discovered:
The next day, we decide to go to discover the capital of Portugal. Located three hours by car from Porto, we took the time to stop on the way to see the beautiful beaches of Sao Jacinto and Praia do Osso da Baleia.
Arrived in Lisbon, we just enjoyed freestyle walking in the city at night.
The next day, we went to discover the city, we have been to:
- Santa Justa lift
- Church of São Nicolau
- Garden of Belem Tower
- Belem Tower
- Pasteis from Belem
- Jeronimos Monastery
After, we had lunch at the small restaurant of As zebras de combro. Then, we went to take one of the best ice creams in the world at Mú – Gelato Italiano that we enjoyed at a nice little park nearby ( address ). Then we left to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the city from Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara .
The next day, we went to the Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view that it offers of city. After, we stoped at a nice restaurant for a small snack Graça do Vinho. Then, we went to visit the nice little market of Feira da Ladra .
For our last day in Lisbon, we finally visited the Statue of Christ the King and enjoyed the view of the famous bridge of April 25th (yes yes the one that looks like the Golden Gate Bridge !!!).
After, we left for a small visit of São Martinho/Sintra and see the National Sintra Palace. If you are hungry, I strongly suggest you go to the famous bakery (and coffee) of Piriquita and try their famous Queijadas😉
Then, back to lisbon, we had dinner at Petiscos no Bairro.
Lisbon – Cabo da roca
I hope you enjoyed this little post and that it made you want to go to Portugal. There is really so much to visit and enjoy ^^
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See you next time for a new adventure 😉