Portugal is really nice in the summer because it’s not super hot through the night like every other country I’ve been to in Europe. Lisbon is really pretty and filled with beautiful tiled buildings. There is even a tile museum there. At night it’s nice to go to one of the high view points on a hill and get a good view of the city.
1. You can grab a bottle of wine for 2 euros and watch the sunset on a clear day.
2. They have a really good market called Marcado da Ribeira with all different kinds of small food stalls.
3. In the west part of Lisbon, there’s a town called, Belem, where there is a ton of different museums and if you happen to be there on the first Sunday of the month then most of the museums are free.
4. If you go out at night there are a ton of cool bars. We went to a bar called Park, that was at the top of a car park.
5. Alfama is a nice area in Lisbon that’s the oldest part of town. They have old churches and cute narrow streets. On Tuesdays and Saturdays they have a really big flea market in the area.
6. We took a day trip to Sintra on the train that took 45 minutes and it was the prettiest little town. We bought the train and unlimited bus pass but we didn’t even end up needing the bus pass. If you go there and want to see all the castles on the top of the hill it’s worth it but each one you see is going to be around 15 euros. So we went to Regaleira palace and gardens, which was a ten minute walk from the main part of town and it was so worth the 6 euros to get in. There’s a castle, church, grotto, waterfall and a couple wells. You also have to try the ginja while you’re there. It’s a cherry liquor and most of the souvenir shops sell it. Most of the shops serve it in a chocolate shot glass for 1 euro.