Sintra, Portugal

Castles, palaces, fortresses and elaborate gardens are dotted throughout all of Portugal, but one town is a virtual cornucopia of them. Architecturally fascinating, culturally rich, it’s a magical place for history buffs, foodies, shopaholics and romantics. It was such a favourite of Lord Byron that he immortalised it in his epic poem, “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”...

Cafes and Culture in Europe’s Best-Value Capital

It’s often said a place has something for everyone. That’s not always true. But in the case of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, you can bet on it. Whether you’re looking for great food, a vibrant nightlife, historical and cultural sites or just the simple life—enjoying lush parks, refreshing fountains and the lure of fresh-roasted coffee and creamy pastries at a sidewalk cafe—this is the place for you.

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