Parks, beaches, surfing, climbing, golf and al fresco drinking and dining in and around Lisbon
When the Saints Go Marching: Santo António Day Explained
May 29, 2019
First of all, I’ll just let it out there: Santo António is an impostor. Yes, because the official patron saint of Lisbon is actually São Vicente. This is the one whose statue stands at Portas do Sol in Alfama, where he holds the symbol of the city in one hand – the ship crewed by […]
The Waterworld of Lisboa
May 14, 2019
In Lisbon you can visit one of the many swimming pools in sports halls, gyms, and rooftops year-round to get more deeply in touch with its favorite of the four elements.
Bacalhôa Buddha Eden: A Little Peace For Everyone
May 7, 2019
Portugal is technically a Catholic country, but the 6000-tons worth of Buddha statues sitting just an hour outside of Lisbon would suggest otherwise.
Hiking Around the Santuário da Peninha in Sintra
March 28, 2019
The mountaintops of Sintra are shrouded in mystery, magic, and, more often than not, fog. When it’s beach weather in Lisbon and the nearby town of Cascais, it’s likely misty and sometimes even hailing up at the top of the hills. But don’t let that deter you from exploring them. In fact, what makes hiking […]
Rock Climbing Around Lisbon — and Beyond, a Part II of Sorts
March 18, 2019
Our favorite crag has been getting crowded so we’d like to reveal a few more places you can climb outdoors within just an hour’s drive from Lisbon.
Living Large: A Walk Through Portugal dos Pequenitos
February 25, 2019
If you’ve ever wondered how Gulliver felt in Lilliput, or you want a crash course in portuguese architecture, Portugal dos Pequenitos is for you.
Do it All in a Day: Walking from Sintra to Cabo da Roca
February 1, 2019
This four-hour walk between Sintra and Cabo da Roca lets you see many of Sintra’s famed landmarks and includes plenty of forest-walking, sea-gazing, and cliff-scrambling. And you don’t need a car to reach it.