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Portugal is a country in South West Europe that is best-known for its breathtaking beaches, historic towns (predominantly dating back to the 16th-19th centuries), and delectable food scene. The capital city of Portugal is Lisbon, though the Algarve coastline is especially popular among visitors and draws crowds on account of its surfing opportunities and golden sandy beaches.

What’s On? Your Go-to Guide for Lisbon in October 2022

I’ve just returned from a delightful autumnal trip to the Portuguese capital and couldn’t be happier with the timing of my visit. If you’re looking to explore Lisbon with fewer crowds albeit with sunny weather, then October might be the time you want to head to Portugal. Here’s your guide to the best of Lisbon …

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Where to Find the Best Pastel de Nata in Lisbon

Sweet, creamy, and small enough to be devoured in one single indulgent mouthful, the pastel de nata is as emblematic of Lisbon as its many steep hills and status as the capital of Portugal. However, with a shop selling the pastry on nearly every street corner, it can be hard to work out where you …

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Where to Find the Best Views in Lisbon (Top Lisbon Miradouros)

The one thing that visitors to Lisbon remark on more than anything else is the sheer number of hills and slopes scattered across the city. Traversing Lisbon is not an easy task due to its sheer number of inclines and declines, but fortuitously this also means that there’s no shortage of beautiful viewpoints in the …

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Ginjinha: What is the Cherry Liqueur and Where to Try it in Lisbon

If port is the tipple to sample in Porto, then no doubt ginjinha is the drink of choice drink while in Lisbon. This strong cherry liqueur is served with or without the cherry and is a must-try while in the Portuguese capital and surrounding towns. Here’s everything you need to know about ginjinha, including its …

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Livraria Bertrand: How to Visit the Oldest Bookshop in the World

The oldest bookstore in the world is a beautifully appointed store in the Chiado district of Lisbon, Portugal. A stone’s throw away from world-famous attractions such as Lisbon Cathedral and the Carmo Convent, here’s your guide to visiting Livraria Bertrand, as well as what to know before you go. Covered in quintessentially Portuguese azulejos (that …

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