Except of being the capital of Portugal, Lisbon
is a very relaxing and most pleasant mediterranean city. Lisbon which is situated on the north bank of the mouth of
the Tagus, consists of different cosy neighborhoods like Belem, Bairro Alto, Alfama, Baixa with each their own typical atmosphere. The choice is up to you to discover each part of the city
with its own character. Just outside of Lisbon you can find the city of Sintra. It used to be the favourite summer residence of the Portugese kings. Sintra is built on some hills and is a very
nice place to wander around with his tangle of streets.
1 hour drive by car
is a place of pilgrimage where Maria appeared to 3 shepherds children. It is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for the Christianity. Thousands of
people visit the place every year.
40minutes by car
is worth a visit for its magnificent gothic cathedral which goes back to the time that the Portuguese royal family fought the Moors in 1147.
An absolute must is the monastery of Tomar
which was the property of the Templars. The monastery was handed over to the knights of the order of Christians in 1344 and
became property of Unesco world heritage.
1 hour by car
is still for many Portugese people the cradle for their history. In 2013 is was the Cultural Capital of Europe. Coimbra is for most people a medieval city
pearl with majestic cathedrals, ancient city gates, picturesque squares and well preserved patriciers homes. The upper city is built against a hill where you have a excellent view. In Coimbra
you can find one of the most ancient, most prestigious university of Europe. Eye catcher of this university is their library.
1 hour and 15 minutes drive by car
The medieval city of Obidos
is located a few kilometers from the coastline and is almost completely surrounded by enclosure walls. With its many medieval winding
streets and alleys you imagine yourself going back in time for centuries. The place earns for sure a visit and is also part of Unesco world heritage. You can stroll along many small streets
with its cosy restaurants and little shops.
20 minutes by car