Michael Turtle – TIME TRAVEL TURTLE
Portugal in general – but particularly Lisbon – is seeing a HUGE increase in interest from travellers. The city is suddenly cool and the lack of famous landmarks is actually part of the charm. Lisbon is now getting a reputation as somewhere you can spend time without the pressure to see particular things – just eating, drinking, and exploring.
After spending a lot of time in Lisbon myself, I think the reality is actually somewhere in the middle. There is actually a lot to see and when you start to plan out some sightseeing days in the city, you’ll realise there are some fascinating attractions. But there is also a vibrant dining and drinking scene that is not to be missed.
I’ve got quite a few stories here to help you plan a trip to Lisbon and make the most of what’s on offer. Have a look through this collection of blog posts, full of inspiration and practical suggestions. Some of the things to do are quite famous – but there are also lots of ideas you may not have heard about before.
THE FAMOUS 28 TRAM >> WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TAKE IT
A lot of guides suggest you take the Tram 28 through Lisbon as a way to see the highlights of the city without spending much money. While I think it’s a great idea in theory, it’s actually a terrible thing to do in reality – but I have an alternative for you here.
EXPLORING SINTRA >> YOUR ULTIMATE ONE DAY GUIDE
There’s something magical about the landscape at Sintra, which is full of romantic palaces and gardens. It’s very close to the centre of Lisbon and a popular side trip. Here are all my tips for the ultimate day trip from Lisbon to Sintra.