Lisbon Coast

Portugal

Lisbon

Our adventure began in Lisbon, Portugal's capital. The city is covered with cobblestone, patterned tiles and unique surprises around every corner. 

Take in the architecture, sounds of the city and the colorful world around you. 

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Notable things to do in Lisbon: 

  • Feira de Ladra: This is Lisbon's most famous flea market. Open every Tuesday and Saturday from 9-6pm

  • Take the historic no. 28 tram to explore the streets of Alfama. 

  • Visit the Santa Justa Lift

  • Praça do Comércio: The heart of the capital, this vast square is surrounded by impressive yellow building facades.

  • Spend time exploring St. George's Castle open 9-6pm daily

  • Wander the city and visit one of many Miradouros (look out point) 

  • Try and decide what to eat at the Time Out food market.

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Lagos

Lagos is a gorgeous beach town in southern Portugal's Algarve region. It's about a three hour drive from Lisbon and well worth a visit to escape the bustle of Lisbon.

 

We stayed within the walls of the old town on a quiet street. Walking around town feels like stepping back in time. Be sure to check out the1707 Baroque church, Igreja de Santo Antonio. It's easy to spend a day exploring the town, taking pictures and relaxing in a cozy café with a cup of coffee. Wander in wonder of the architecture, street art and patterned cobblestone beneath you.

The beaches are breathtaking in the area and day at a beach is never a bad day!

Some beaches I recommend are: 

  • Praia Dona Ana Beach: Stunning cliffs and pinnacles, this is the most famous beach in Lagos.

  • Praia de Camilo Beach: Stairs lead to a small cove with an rock formations and an arch. Feel like you're on your own little island. 

  • Ponta de Piedade: A nice little hike around with incredible views of the magnificent coastline. 

 

There are many little towns to explore around Lagos. We did a drive to see the Sagres Fortress: A 16th century sea fort surrounded by 3 cliffs and a single wall. There's a lot to explore here from the cliffs to the giant rose compass to the church and natures absolute wonder. Truly feel like you're standing on the edge of the Earth!