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1. Posted by cgdm (Budding Member 8 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

We're planning to go to lisboa from spain. We'll spend 2-3 days in portugal. Any other places to recommend us?

2. Posted by felizardo (Budding Member 5 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

You must go to Sintra at least. it's very close to Lisbon, 45m by train.
It's a wonderful small viallage, with the best monuments in Europe, Quinta da Regaleira, Pena Palace, the coockies, travesseiros are delicious...Don't miss any of this!

3. Posted by cgdm (Budding Member 8 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

thanks for the reply.
actually, i was planning to go there.

by the way, 2-2.5 days for lisboa and sintra. (i'm planning to spenmd 1.5 day in lisboa and 1 day in sintra) is it enough?

4. Posted by Rish_n_Ben (Full Member 32 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Cascais is really close to Lisbon too. Its really nice. On the water. The council lends out push bikes for free and they have a really great track that runs all the way along the coast to the next town. Spectacular.

5. Posted by slopes (Full Member 6 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I think it's not enough, but it's the minimum to see the best of Lisbon and Sintra. Dont miss:

- In Lisbon
- Go to Belem, see the famous "Jeronimos" and than the more famous "pasteis de Belem", just close to it;
- catch the 28 : the electric train in Lisbon that passes trough 5 of the 8 colines of Lisbon;
- Go to the Castle of St. George and see the magnific view;
- go to the top of Santa Justa's elevator
And in the end of the night I recommend you having dinner at "Restô" - see some information in this site: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Distrito_de_Lisboa/Lisbon-286122/Restaurants-Lisbon-Resto_do_Chapito-BR-1.html

In Sintra:
- go to Quinta da Regaleira and taste "Travesseiros de Sintra" in Periquita

As you don't have much time, I don't recommend trying to see everything, because normally when we do that we just stay with "some flashes" of what we have seen. Is much better to see less but with quality, even if it means staying in a coffee just thinking:) And you will see you will want come back again, with more time, and we will be here to tell you the rest;)

Enjoy your trip

6. Posted by BCBprtugl (Budding Member 3 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

If you really want to see some good areas in Portugal and get off the beaten path, cross the river tejo and head to Setubal, Sesimbra, Azeitao, Palmela...only about 34km from lisboa. Setubal has the freshest seafood in Portugal, and Azeitao/Palmela in the Arrabida Natural Park, have great wines and cheeses, plus you can see a lot of 'old world' portugal culture. Lisbon is a grand city however, but Cascais is quite a bit more touristy and trendy. If you want to see Portugal, you need to get out and find Portugal. Good luck!

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