Lisbon is a city for walking, afternoons are best spent climbing its seven hills in search of the best miradouros; terraces with enchanting views over its higgledy piggledy rainbow coloured houses and red rooftops.
Evenings are spent in cosy traditional taverns that serve up delicious fresh seafood complete with a glass of crisp Vinho Verde. Night owls spill out into the narrow lanes of the historic neighbourhood of Bairro Alto, the place to go if you fancy a post prandial cocktail or two.
Spend an afternoon in nearby Sintra if the idea of exploring a fairytale 19th century hilltop town is your thing. It’s forested terrain is studded with pastel coloured villas and majestic palaces. Seek out the magical stone towers, mystifying wells and moss covered grottos of the enchanting gardens of the Quinta da Regaleira which will leave you feeling like you’ve stepped into an Escher painting.
We recommend staying at Verride Palacio Santa Catarina; this elegant and historic townhouse will seduce you with its airy yet ornate rooms and it’s decadent rooftop terrace with it’s sun-kissed bar and pool; the perfect place to devour oysters and champagne whilst taking in some of the best views of Lisbon.