Portugal’s capital city is a treasure trove of history and architecture, a surfer’s paradise and a foodie’s mecca. Despite its size and stature though, Lisbon has held onto its old-world charm and relaxed southern pace. While you could easily while away a weekend people watching at one of Lisbon’s traditional courtyard cafes, those who want to see Lisbon in full should head straight to the city’s galleries and museums. Discovering Lisbon’s stunning 16th-century monastery and the Belem Tower as well as exploring the Botanic Gardens are must-dos, too. In the evening, ascend to Bairro Alto for the best al fresco dining spots and the busiest bars. All done? You’ll still only have scratched the surface of what’s on offer in this epic city.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.