Romantic holidays or city break in the Lisbon Region

Are you planning a romantic escape in Europe to surprise your loved one? Lisbon region is the perfect destination for an holiday or aweekend break full of romance.

Lisbon, the city of seven hills, full of narrow streets and alleys, closed to the Tagus river, is a city made for romance. Tram 28 will take you through Lisbon historical neighbourhoods like AlfamaMouraria. Nearby you have Church of Santo António who gained fame as the matchmaking saint, protector of young brides, and patron of the lost and found. Mass marriages known as “St. Anthony’s Weddings” are held here during the mid-June St. Anthony’s Day celebrations.

Outside Lisbon you can enjoy the magic of Sintra. Take a ride in a horse and carriage through the historic centre of Sintra. Take a walk through the gardens of Quinta da Regaleira, discovering some of the mysterious symbols of the decorative and leisure structures that can be found everywhere throughout the park. You won’t have truly seen Sintra unless you pay a visit to Portugal’s most romantic palace, the Palácio da Pena. These fantastic palace stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area.

Drive to the other side of the Tagus River and take a romantic walk in the Natural park of Serra da Arrábida discovering the mountains and the fantastic beaches around. Admire the wonderful setting of the Convento da Arrábida, visit Palmela and its castle and the fantastic town of Azeitão.

Enjoy your holidays in Lisbon with this routes that were specially made for romance. If you are looking for an accommodation for your romantic holidays or city break in LisbonTravelling to Lisbon offers a wide range of apartments in Lisbon historical neighbourhoods and Parque das Nações. Don’t forget to check the special offers! There’s always promotions and last minute accommodations in Lisbon.

Lisbon Beaches and Surroundings

Portugal rates as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe especially because its 800 km of coast with many lovelysandy beaches and excellent climate. Lisbon is not exception and you can find it very hard not to visit one of it’s many beaches on the hot summer days.

Facing the south, the Lisbon beaches, in the estuary of the Tagus offer visitors calm waters, fine sand and modern facilities, to provide all comfort. From Carcavelos beach, ideal for surfing, to Guincho, the paradise for windsurfers, you can discover many others, all different but all offering maximum pleasure.

If you stay in an accommodation in Lisbon, the fastest way to get there is to take the Cascais train at Cais do Sodré, there’s a metro station over there. Along the railway line are several broad beaches.

Carcavelos Beach is the first beach washed by the open sea. Next to the imposing fortress of St. Julian of Barra, the Carcavelos Beach is a big beach where a wide variety of sports activities take place. Just 12 km west from Lisbon.

Tamariz Beach – Lined with cafes and bars, this beach is often packed by the tourists and the locals in the summer. Overlooked by as castle owned by the royal family of Monaco and next to the magnificent Estoril Casino and its gardens, the Tamariz beach can easily be reached by train, stopping by Tamariz at the Estoril station.

Guincho Beach – Located on cliffs outside Cascais, this beach is one of the most beautiful beaches around Lisbon. Although the beach is not the best for swimming due to powerful waves and wind, it is regarded as one of the greatest beaches for windsurfing and surfing. It is a major venue in both the European and the World Surfing and Windsurfing Championships. Guincho Beach can be reached by bus from Cascais.

Around Sintra is also easy to find some beautiful beaches, not too populated. From Guincho to Ericeira beach, passing by AdragaAguda orMagoito, the scenery is gorgeous. Located around 45 minutes north of Lisbon, Ericeira is a small traditional fishing town. The beaches in front and to the north of the town are home to some quality reef breaks and produce a wide range of waves.

Located between Ericeira and Ribamar – about 30 minutes, by car, from Sintra – is Ribeira D’Ilhas beach, internationally renowned as one of the best surfing spots in Europe.

To the south of Lisbon you can also find magnificent beaches. Costa da Caparica – with lovely beaches full of restaurants, cafés and lively nights in the summer -, Portinho da Arrábida in Setúbal, one of the most beautiful beaches around Lisbon with crystal blue waters and the Meco Beachnear Sesimbra.

Holidays in Lisbon offer a completely variety of choices. Culture, Nature and fantastic sandy beaches. Summer is the beach season ‘par excellence’ in Portugal and it’s the best time of the year to experience the wonderful beaches around Lisbon.