Alyssa Moskowitz

and

Bret Chaness

Things to Do

Cascais and Estoril

  • Attractions
    • Centro Historico de Cascais (shopping and restaurants)
    • Guincho Beach (look into renting a bike to ride from the center of town to the beach, which is famous for surfing)
    • Mercado da Vila (large central market)
    • Boca do Inferno/"Mouth of Hell" (scenic cliff formation)
    • Museu Caondes de Castro Guimarães (art and Portuguese history museum housed in former aristocrat's summer home)
    • Museu do Mar/Museum of the Sea (Cascais seafaring museum)
    • Fortaleza da Cidadela (1400s defense fort turned royal residence turned modern-day hotel and arts district)
  • Restaurant Recommendations
    • Reserva da Villa
    • 5 Sentidos
    • Fortaleza Do Guincho (Michelin starred restaurant)
    • Jardim dos Frangos (piri piri chicken)
    • Mar do Inferno (amazing cliffside views)
    • House of Wonders (yes, our Thursday welcome drinks spot!)
    • Miguel Laffan at Atlantico Bar & Restaurant
    • Restaurante Armazem 22 (steakhouse)
    • Taberna Economica de Cascais (great little hole in the wall)
    • Lamassa (homemade pasta)
    • Santini (BEST ice cream around!)

Sintra

  • Getting There
    • Take an Uber! Sintra is only about 15 minutes from Cascais and Estoril. Also, private tours are available from companies such as Sintra Magik (www.sintraprivatetours.com) and they may be able to pick you up at your hotel.
  • Attractions
    • Pena Palace (arrive early and buy tickets online to save time -- www.parquesdesintra.pt/en/)
    • Sintra National Palace
    • Quinta de Regaleria
    • Castelo dos Mouros/Castle of the Moors
    • Palacio de Monserrate/Monserrate Palace
    • Cabo da Roca (westernmost point in continental Europe)
    • Centro Historico de Sintra (center of town)
  • Restaurant Recommendations
    • Icomum
    • Nau Palatina
    • A Raposa
    • Harkos
    • Azenhas do Mar
    • A Piriquita
    • Bar do Fundo
    • Moinho Dom Quixote

Lisbon

  • Getting There
    • Take an Uber or the train
  • Attractions
    • Castelo de S. Jorge/São Jorge Castle
    • Torre de Belém/Belém Tower
    • Jerónimos Monastary
    • Elevador de Santa Justa/Santa Justa Lift
    • National Coach Museum
    • Neighborhoods to explrore: Alfama, Bairro Alto, and Chiado
    • LX Factory (we highly recommend for after dinner)
    • Take a ride on Lisbon's iconic Tram 28
  • Restaurant Recommendations

For those of you visiting Lisbon with kids, here is a great resource: https://www.fodors.com/world/europe/portugal/lisbon/experiences/news/photos/how-to-visit-lisbon-with-kids
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