Day trips: Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Obidos..., Lisbon
Lisbon is a great city and its coastline is beautiful. Estoril is a nice reosrt with fine beaches and its worth the 3 km walk from Estoril to Cascais along the seafront. Cascais is a nice town with its small winding streets and little boutiques and its small port with all the boats coming in.
Fondest memory: Laying on the beach!
Picture : Lisbon city
If you wish to explore around Lisboa, check it out a website called www.rentalocalfriend.com
This is an alternative service where locals make themselves available to show visitors their favourite local spots in Lisboa, Sintra and Cascais.
They have good unexpensive deals for private car and driver rentals for the day.
Fondest memory: Definetly one of the most unique places I ever visited was Sintra.
Just a one hour from Lisboa, the castles and old mansions bring a unforgettable experience to it.
Belém - visit the monstary, visit Torre de Belém.
Walk around Alfama, discover Bairro Alta and Estrela.
Take an électrico up to Alfama.
Fondest memory: To watch the sunset from Castelo.
New Year´s Eve (2000).
Another pic of the convent square.
“Não há um só recanto em Sintra que não seja um poema.”Eça de Queirós
'There isn't one corner in Sintra that isn't a poem.'
Favorite thing: ...Originally it served as a fortress. Nowadays local people seem to gather here around the park during the summer weekends. Wishing I had some sparkling in my backbag...!
Favorite thing: ...you reach the Discoveries Monument with figures of all the famous portuguese explorers, poets and painters.
Favorite thing: ...People tend to come here during weekends with families, so our idea to have a Sunday lunch at one of the local beer houses like Sagres or Portugalia was made impossible!...
Favorite thing: In the middle of the mountain we can admire the fantastic medieval castle, known by the CASTELO DOS MOUROS
Visit Obidos about one hour north of Lisbon by car.
An old fort near the sea, very nice with a big wall arrond a nice little town. Thank you Jose for going here with me!