Side Trips from Lisbon Travel Guide
Plan Your Side Trips from Lisbon Vacation
The capital’s backyard—an area known as Lisbon Environs or, as the Portuguese would say, Grande Lisboa—is rich in possibilities. A succession of attractive coastal resorts and camera-ready towns lie within a 50-km (31-mile) stretch north and south of the Rio Tejo (Tagus River); more than mere suburbs, each is endowed with unique attributes and attractions. You’ll find impressive palaces in Sintra, upscale entertainment in Cascais and Estoril, glorious beaches in Guincho and Costa da Caparica, a vine-covered countryside in the Setúbal Peninsula, and some of the best places to dine on delicious fresh seafood in Setúbal and Sesimbra.
Accommodations are more limited once the bright lights of Lisbon have been left behind. But the options, both old and new,... read more
Restaurants on the coast stick to seafood, whereas those farther inland may specialize more in grilled meats. Inexpensive... read more
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