Category: Portugal

How to visit the Belem Tower, Manueline architecture near Lisbon

Torre de Belem near Lisbon This is one of the most significant monuments you should see on a trip to Lisbon. The Belem Tower is not found in the same city, but in the Belem neighborhood, on the banks of the Tagus River and towards the estuary. There you will find enough arguments to dedicate almost a day of your visit to Lisbon, not only the Belem Tower, but especially the majestic Jeronimos monastery, and also the Monument to the Discoveries.
12 most beautiful places to see and visit in and around Lisbon
12 most beautiful places to see and visit in and around Lisbon
Palacio da Pena in Sintra near Lisbon For many years I have had the opportunity to make numerous trips to Lisbon, many of them for professional reasons, but also several for tourist reasons. And I have to tell you that for me, traveling to Lisbon not only means visiting the most attractive corners of the Portuguese capital, but implicitly includes visiting around it.
5 essential places to discover during your visit to Belem in Lisbon
5 essential places to discover during your visit to Belem in Lisbon
Jeronimos Monastery in Belem near Lisbon A tourist trip to Lisbon, in Portugal, should have as an essential stage the visit of the monuments that are concentrated in Belem. This neighborhood located in the estuary of the Tagus River, on the route that takes you to tourist places like Estoril or Cascais, gathers various corners that are of great interest, some of them totally essential.
How to visit the Belem Tower, Manueline architecture near Lisbon
How to visit the Belem Tower, Manueline architecture near Lisbon
Torre de Belem near Lisbon This is one of the most significant monuments you should see on a trip to Lisbon. The Belem Tower is not found in the same city, but in the Belem neighborhood, on the banks of the Tagus River and towards the estuary. There you will find enough arguments to dedicate almost a day of your visit to Lisbon, not only the Belem Tower, but especially the majestic Jeronimos monastery, and also the Monument to the Discoveries.
How to visit the Pena Palace in the Sierra de Sintra near Lisbon
How to visit the Pena Palace in the Sierra de Sintra near Lisbon
Palacio da Pena in Sintra near Lisbon Do you know that Palacio da Pena should be an essential visit if you have time to take a trip around Lisbon? In these surroundings you have numerous tourist attractions, but when it comes to a monument to visit, there is nothing comparable to the Pena Palace.
Places to visit in Elvas, fortress city World Heritage in Portugal
Places to visit in Elvas, fortress city World Heritage in Portugal
Fortifications in Elva in the Alentejo of Portugal On previous trips by car to Portuga l, when entering through Badajoz, the panoramic view of the border city of Elvas, which rises on a hill that looks south from the highway. But I had never been encouraged to enter Elvas.
How is the visit of the Lello Bookstore, a magical place in Porto
How is the visit of the Lello Bookstore, a magical place in Porto
Lello Bookstore in Porto One of the visits that nobody wants to miss on their trip to Porto is the Lello Bookstore, which I discovered during my recent visit to this Portuguese city on the occasion of the inauguration of the Bluesock hostel. It is a neo-Gothic building of the early twentieth century that in recent times has become an essential visit among all the tourists who travel to this Portuguese city.
The best thing to see at Quinta de Regaleira in Sintra near Lisbon
The best thing to see at Quinta de Regaleira in Sintra near Lisbon
Quinta de Regaleira in the Sierra de Sintra in Portugal If on your trip to Lisbon, in Portugal, you are considering visiting the nearby Sierra de Sintra, you will surely include the Pena Palace that will have called your attention for its imposing location and its richness architectural But in the surroundings of Sintra there are other really interesting places like, for example, Monserrate with its gardens and palace.
What wineries to visit in Porto and how its famous wine is made
What wineries to visit in Porto and how its famous wine is made
Port wine cellar area in Portugal If we talk about Porto, its world-famous wine comes to mind right away. And, of course, our recent trip to Porto on the occasion of the inauguration of the Bluesock hostel would have been incomplete if we had not visited one of its famous wineries, which we did not stop doing.
The 8 best places to see and visit on a trip to Porto
The 8 best places to see and visit on a trip to Porto
Porto and the Douro River from Vila Nova Gaia Porto was one of the cities we wanted to know for a long time, and recently we were able to visit it on the occasion of the inauguration of the Bluesock hostel. In this article I will discover the best places to visit, as well as what to do on your trip to Porto.
The best tours and excursions near Lisbon
The best tours and excursions near Lisbon
Palacio da Pena in Sintra near Lisbon Traveling to Lisbon is not only about knowing the city, which is already beautiful and will take time to discover. Also from Lisbon you have the opportunity to make some excursions to know some of the most beautiful places in Portugal that are close to the Portuguese capital.
Lisbon - Timetables and ticket prices to visit St. George's Castle
Lisbon - Timetables and ticket prices to visit St. George's Castle
Panoramic views of Lisbon from the Castle of San Jorge Surely on your tourist trip to Lisbon you will consider visiting the Castle of San Jorge, which stands on one of the hills surrounding the Portuguese capital. You will know that the Castle of San Jorge is one of the essential monuments to visit in Lisbon But it is also an important exponent of the history not only of the city, but also of Portugal, because for several centuries it became the site of the Royal Palace where the Portuguese monarchs resided.
Lisbon - Photo tour through the most beautiful corners of the capital of Portugal
Lisbon - Photo tour through the most beautiful corners of the capital of Portugal
Panoramic views of Lisbon from St. George's Castle Don't you know Lisbon yet? It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, which benefits from its splendid location in the Tagus estuary. From the outset I will tell you that on your visit to Lisbon you will have the opportunity to climb to various viewpoints that will offer you beautiful panoramic views of the city, which is the best way to appreciate the skyline and the characteristics of the landscape of a city.
Lisbon - Rossio Square, nerve center in the Baixa district
Lisbon - Rossio Square, nerve center in the Baixa district
Doña María II National Theater in Rossio Square in Lisbon We can say that it is the equivalent of the Puerta del Sol in Madrid. I refer to the Rossio square, the nerve center of the city of Lisbon where you will surely walk several times during your tourist trip to the capital of Portugal. Actually, the Rossio is a square that, together with the adjacent Restauradores and its extension along Avenida de la Libertad, forms the axis of the modern city of Lisbon.
Porto Santo, this is the paradisiacal hidden gem next to Madeira Island
Porto Santo, this is the paradisiacal hidden gem next to Madeira Island
Island of Porto Santo near Madeira in Portugal Have you heard of the island of a paradise island near Madeira called Porto Santo? if it were not for a whim of destiny we certainly would not, and we would have returned without knowing it. On our recent trip to Madeira when we were about to land at the airport, they told us that due to the strong wind they had to divert the plane to the nearby island of Porto Santo.
Azulejo Museum, with the great panoramic view of Lisbon from the 18th century
Azulejo Museum, with the great panoramic view of Lisbon from the 18th century
The Vision of Lisbon in the Azulejo museum in Lisbon One of the objectives of my last trip to Lisbon was to visit a museum that is not usually included in the most common tourist routes in the Portuguese capital, but which has a special attraction. I refer to the Azulejo museum, a national institution that reflects one of Portugal's most famous artistic traditions.
Portugal - Medieval castle of Alter do Chao in Alentejo
Portugal - Medieval castle of Alter do Chao in Alentejo
Castle of Alter do Chao in the Alentejo of Portugal One of the trips of the last times of the best memories I have is the route by car that I made through the Alentejo region, in Portugal. Beautiful villages and castles, many medieval castles, is one of the characteristics of a trip through the Alentejo.
Portugal - The best photos of the trip to Alentejo
Portugal - The best photos of the trip to Alentejo
Roman temple of Evora in Alentejo in Portugal Do you like places with history, beautiful villages with great fortifications and castles on top of a hill? On my last trip through the Alentejo region, in Portugal, I have been able to discover places with great charm and a very long history in places such as the Roman temple of Evora, but that above all have had great prominence in medieval times.
Lisbon - This is the visit of the castle of San Jorge and its viewpoints
Lisbon - This is the visit of the castle of San Jorge and its viewpoints
Panoramic views of the Castle of San Jorge from the Elevador de Santa Justa in Lisbon One of the essential visits on your tourist trip to Lisbon is, without a doubt, the Castle of San Jorge. More than the dependencies that you will be able to discover in the castle, the main attraction of your visit will be to walk through a fortified enclosure that has been a key protagonist in the history of Lisbon and Portugal.
The best photos of Costa Estoril, around Lisbon
The best photos of Costa Estoril, around Lisbon
Lighthouse of Cascais in Costa Estoril in the surroundings of Lisbon Lisbon has enormous attractions for your visit, but a tourist to the Portuguese capital is incomplete if you do not incorporate a tour of its surroundings, region known as Estoril Coast. Indeed, very close to Lisbon you will find a wide variety of attractions, such as coastal towns that maintain the manor of other times, such as Cascais or Estoril.
This is the visit of the Sé de Lisboa
This is the visit of the Sé de Lisboa
Sé de Lisboa Cathedral in the Alfama district Your visit to the beautiful city of Lisbon, in Portugal, will be incomplete if you don't know any of its main monuments, such as the castle of San Jorge or its cathedral. Precisely climbing towards the aforementioned castle, in the surroundings of the popular neighborhood of Alfama, and on the route of the tourist tram 28 that takes you to the viewpoint of Santa Lucia, is where you will find the historic building of the cathedral of Lisbon.