Decoding Lisbon: 20 Tips For Visiting Lisbon And Avoiding Tourist Traps

Planning a trip to Lisbon Portugal? Here are my best tips and tricks for visiting Lisbon in an efficient and enjoyable way. I also tell you what tourist traps to avoid at all costs. Lisbon is a feast for the eyes. It’s an artistic ensemble of sparkling azulejos, eye candy vistas, pastels houses, and melancholic … Read more

Guide To The Madcap Romantic Pena Palace In Sintra Portugal

Planning a trip to Sintra Portugal? Here’s my guide to visiting the remarkable Pena Palace. Sintra is an easy day trip from Lisbon and should be on your Portugal itinerary. This Pena Palace guide tells you everything to do and see at the popular palace. The romantic Pena Palace is one of the most magical … Read more

Oh Vanity! Guide To Portugal’s Alcobaça Monastery

Here’s my guide to visiting the breathtaking Alçobaca Monastery in Portugal. Alçobaca is a former Cisterian monastery founded in the 12th century by Portugal’s first king, Afonso Henriques who hailed from Guimaraes. It’s a UNESCO-listed site and a must see landmark in Portugal. This guide tells you everything you need to see inside and gives … Read more

Guide To the Stunning Coimbra University in Portugal

Here’s my complete guide to visiting the UNESCO-listed Coimbra University in Coimbra Portugal, with must know tips for visiting. Coimbra is the perfect midway stop between Lisbon and Porto and well worth a visit. The fortress-like university on the hilltop is one of Portugal’s most impressive UNESCO sites. You’ll be awed by the splendid architecture … Read more

A 4 Day Itinerary For Lisbon Portugal, The Queen Of The Sea

Planning a trip to Lisbon? This is the ultimate 4 days in Lisbon itinerary, with everything you need to know visiting the sun-kissed capital known as the “Queen of the Sea.” Lisbon is a feast for the eyes, and one of my favorite cities in Europe. It’s a charming and unique blend of sophistication and … Read more

20 Hidden Gems and Secret Spots in Lisbon Portugal

Looking for some unusual things to do in Lisbon Portugal? Here’s my guide to ferreting out the secret spots and hidden gems in Lisbon. Like every splendid capital city, Lisbon comes with an obligatory to do list. From its grand squares to St. George’s Castle on its highest point, Lisbon presents you with a set … Read more

Guide To Jerónimos Monastery: Manueline Splendor in Lisbon’s Belém Neighborhood

Here’s my guide to visiting the spectacular Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon Portugal. Jeronimos Monastery is one of the most important landmarks in Portugal. The limestone edifice is a must visit attraction in Lisbon’s UNESCO-rich Belem suburb. It’s Portugal’s most visited heritage site. In this guide, I give you an overview of the monastery’s history and … Read more

Guide To The Monastery Sao Vicente de Fora, A Hidden Gem in Lisbon

Looking for some unusual things to do in Lisbon? Head to the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora. It’s one of Lisbon’s grand architectural sites and still a hidden gem in Lisbon. In fact, the monastery is hidden in plain sight, sitting atop one of Graça’s highest points, not far from the Alfama district. Yet … Read more

Top Attractions In Alfama, Lisbon’s Oldest Neighborhood

Here’s my guide to top attractions and best things to do in the Alfama neighborhood of Lisbon. The Alfama is an atmospheric district built by the Moors in the 11th century. Steeped in history, immortalized in Fado, and rising over Lisbon, Alfama is one of Lisbon’s most authentic districts. It’s really Lisbon’s premiere neighborhood — … Read more