In such a hot weather there is only one thing which will cool you down: Beach! Thanks to the Atlantic ocean surrounding 832 km of coastline, Portugal is the perfect place to enjoy sandy beaches, not far away from the capitol. If you are a fan of water-related activities like surfing, kiteboarding or simply build
There are some things you should count on when moving to Portugal. Are you playing with an idea of moving to Lisbon? Are you coming for Erasmus studies or for an internship? First thoughts about living in Portugal are, of course, leading to the beach. But then, you need to think more practically, right? Let
  The foundation of every culture is undoubtedly local cuisine, and if you are a food lover, you will certainly fall in love with all the Portuguese dishes!  Portugal is surrounded by the Atlantic ocean (in the western coast), which offers its treasures as well as a lovely view during tasting those dishes. If you
1. Lisbon is the second oldest capital in Europe After Athens in Greece, Lisbon is one of the oldest capitals in Europe. Lisbon’s history extends back to the pre-Roman era. After, the Romans, Germans and the Moors ruled the city before 1147. 1147 saw the takeover of the city by the Portuguese Christian crusaders who
1. Cascais Cascais is a beautiful fishing village just a 30 minute train journey away. The train tickets are not expensive which makes it a very good option for a sunny afternoon out with friends or family! The centre of Cascais itself is very charming and there are many bars, restaurants, gift shops and museums
Portuguese can be a difficult language to learn how to speak fluently so why not try and use these slang words to help you sound more like a local! 1. Tô This is the Portuguese way for answering the phone.  It comes from the word estou, which is the Portuguese 1st person from of the
Lisbon is famous for the ‘pastel de nata’ – the Portuguese custard tart. It’s ingredients are quite simple: a puff pastry filled with a custard tart made of cream, egg yolk, sugar, flour and lemon zest. However with so many places to taste these tarts, competition to be the best is high! We have selected
Lisbon’s street art is always changing! Why not join us on our Street Art tour every Saturday to discover the hidden art of the city for yourself!   1. Leftist Propaganda – Bairro Alto After the revolution in 1974 in which the Portuguese dictator Salazar was overthrown, leftist propaganda appeared all over the streets of
If you love food, Portugal is definitely the place for you! Cheese is famous in Portugal and below we have listed the top 5 for you to try! 1. Azeitão (a favourite cheese among everyone!) Like many Portuguese cheeses, using sheep’s milk makes Azeitão deliciously creamy! It is an extremely soft cheese, so you don’t
 In such a hot weather there is only one thing which will cool you down: Beach! Thanks to the Atlantic ocean surrounding 832 km of coastline, Portugal is the perfect place to enjoy sandy beaches, not far away from the capitol. If you are a fan of water-related activities like surfing, kiteboarding or simply build
1. Cascais Cascais is a beautiful fishing village just a 30 minute train journey away. The train tickets are not expensive which makes it a very good option for a sunny afternoon out with friends or family! The centre of Cascais itself is very charming and there are many bars, restaurants, gift shops and museums
Lisbon is famous for the ‘pastel de nata’ – the Portuguese custard tart. It’s ingredients are quite simple: a puff pastry filled with a custard tart made of cream, egg yolk, sugar, flour and lemon zest. However with so many places to taste these tarts, competition to be the best is high! We have selected
Lisbon’s street art is always changing! Why not join us on our Street Art tour every Saturday to discover the hidden art of the city for yourself!   1. Leftist Propaganda – Bairro Alto After the revolution in 1974 in which the Portuguese dictator Salazar was overthrown, leftist propaganda appeared all over the streets of
The hidden jewel: Never has the phrase hidden gem been more appropriate than when describing this wonderful piece of Sintra’s eclectic history.  Just a short walk from the historic centre of the town, the Quinta da Regaleira is not your average country house. Built as it stands today by the equally eclectic Brazilian entomologist António
Are you looking to discover ‘true’ Lisbon? If so, you have come to the right place without tours! Here are our top 4 recommended tours to help you Discover Lisbon during summer 2018!    Sintra Tour A mystical fairy-tale, 40 minutes from Lisbon. Immerse yourself in the mystery and fantasy of one of the most
You’ve certainly noticed that Lisbon is surrounded by two incredible bridges. Each one has a long historical background that cannot go unnoticed. As they’re part of Lisbon’s culture it’s time we let you know a bit about it! Ponte 25 de Abril Bridge   25 de Abril suspension bridge is one of Lisbon’s most outstanding
The concept of “Free Walking Tour” has been growing through recent years. Exploring the city with a local guide  become more and more popular among travelers because it’s a easy and fun way to learn about its history and culture, as well as find the city’s hidden gems and not only the touristy spots.  
If you are dreaming about a  white endless sandy beach and crystal clear waters in a peaceful surrounding – this might be it! This piece of Paradise is called Ribeira do Cavalo:  it’s located in the Natural Park of “Arrábida”and it’s just one hour away from Lisbon. It used to be a secret spot for the
Whether visiting Lisbon for a week or staying a few months, there’s always time to grab a coffee at a cool place with your friends! We  leave with a few suggestions of cool places to hang out in Lisbon 28 Café   This café is just around the corner from Castelo Sao Jorge, with breathtaking views
We’ve already told you everything about Lisbon nightlife and how great it is, BUT during new year’s eve, it get even better!  One thing is true: Lisbon is definitely the best city to start your year right!  If you still have no idea what to do, we saved you some trouble and we’re giving you different choices
If you have decided to visit Lisbon during this magical time of the year that’s Christmas, you have made the perfect decision !  The city has plenty of options for those traveling alone, families, friends and couples – you name it. We have picked up some lovely ideas and plans for you to do while
  It is not a myth that Lisbon is one of the best cities in Europe to go out.  You can choose from going to bars, Fado houses and nightclubs, and you can  drink on the streets! After watching the sunset in a beautiful viewpoint people head out to some of the most popular districts,

Top 6 bars in Lisbon: funky spots

Lisbon’s bars and rooftops are a great part of its culture, so as there’s so many we made a little selection of the very best just for you!    Red Frog The whole  journey starts with trying to find this bar, as the only sign in the entrance is a huge red frog. The bar
I have always strongly believed that aside from visiting a country and exploring its history, another great way to feel immersed in the country’s culture is through its music. This is a different and perhaps more abstract, yet very real, way to understand the mindset of the native people and the cultural identity of the
In the world of sparkling wine, French ‘Champagne,’ is the only variety in the world legally permitted to use that terminology, and is seen as the benchmark of quality. However, the Portuguese  version known as Espumante, has long been considered a delicacy in Portugal and is beginning to make waves on the international stage, as
alfama
Alfama is one of the oldest districts in Lisbon and it wasn’t destroyed during the earthquake which hit the city in 1755.
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There are some things you should count on when moving to Portugal. Are you playing with an idea of moving to Lisbon? Are you coming for Erasmus studies or for an internship? First thoughts about living in Portugal are, of course, leading to the beach. But then, you need to think more practically, right? Let
  The foundation of every culture is undoubtedly local cuisine, and if you are a food lover, you will certainly fall in love with all the Portuguese dishes!  Portugal is surrounded by the Atlantic ocean (in the western coast), which offers its treasures as well as a lovely view during tasting those dishes. If you
Lisbon is famous for the ‘pastel de nata’ – the Portuguese custard tart. It’s ingredients are quite simple: a puff pastry filled with a custard tart made of cream, egg yolk, sugar, flour and lemon zest. However with so many places to taste these tarts, competition to be the best is high! We have selected
If you love food, Portugal is definitely the place for you! Cheese is famous in Portugal and below we have listed the top 5 for you to try! 1. Azeitão (a favourite cheese among everyone!) Like many Portuguese cheeses, using sheep’s milk makes Azeitão deliciously creamy! It is an extremely soft cheese, so you don’t
There is always so much going on this vibrant city that sometimes it is impossible to know where to start! So, to help you discover Lisbon in the best way, we have found the top 5 best apps for visiting Lisbon!   1. Lisboa Cool This genuinely is one of the coolest travel apps ever!
A brief history… Following the rebuilding of war-torn Europe in the 1950s, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) launched Eurovision as a project to unite the European countries with a light entertainment programme. Nowadays, Eurovision is the longest running annual international TV song competition. Since beginning in 1956, it has been one of the most watched
The hidden jewel: Never has the phrase hidden gem been more appropriate than when describing this wonderful piece of Sintra’s eclectic history.  Just a short walk from the historic centre of the town, the Quinta da Regaleira is not your average country house. Built as it stands today by the equally eclectic Brazilian entomologist António
Ginja (otherwise known as Ginjinha) is an authentic and typical Portuguese liquor, usually served in a shot glass with a fruit at the bottom. A drink is enjoyed by everyone, all of different ages and backgrounds. It is a bursting and delicious mix of ginja (cherry) berries, alcohol and sugar, and your mouth is sure
Whether visiting Lisbon for a week or staying a few months, there’s always time to grab a coffee at a cool place with your friends! We  leave with a few suggestions of cool places to hang out in Lisbon 28 Café   This café is just around the corner from Castelo Sao Jorge, with breathtaking views
Lisboa – la ciudad de siete colinas Hay una razón por qué Lisboa se llama la ciudad se siete colinas – hay una vista diferente cada día. Paseando por las calles, podrás tomar una pausa y disfrutar las vistas impresionantes las que los miradores ofrecen. Aquí, tenemos los siete mejores miradores de Lisboa…   1.
Ya sea que visite Lisboa por una semana o se quede unos meses, ¡ siempre hay tiempo para tomar un café en un lugar genial con sus amigos! Nos vamos con algunas sugerencias de lugares geniales para pasar el rato en Lisboa… Tranvía 28 Este café está a la vuelta de la esquina de Castelo
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