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Portugal: Ericeira

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Amenities & Activities

Side trips

Cabo da Roca

The cape is located in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, 42 kilometres northwest of Lisbon and 18 kilometres northwest of Sintra. This is the most westerly point in main land Europe, its location is inscribed on a stone plaque, located on a monument at the site that is visited by thousands every year. It has one of the most spectacular views to the Atlantic Ocean, on a clear day.

 

Sintra

Sintra has become a major tourist attraction, it is visited by many local people and tourists who travel from the surrounding areas. You can easily get lost with the beauty of this mediaeval town. Between the green tree tops you can see castles and palaces from the 8th/9th century, as well as modern art sculptures as you walk through the streets of Sintra. There are plenty of options for restaurants and cafes as well as museums, gardens and estates were you can escape into tunnels and explore. The narrow cobbled streets are surrounded by cafes, wine-tasting shops, arts and crafts shops that show the visitors the old and new of Portuguese culture. One of the most famous bakeries in town named “Piriquita” is over 100 years old and gives you the experience of tasting one of the most famous Portuguese cakes “Travesseiro de Sintra”, with a very secret recipe.

 

Lisboa

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years. It has two sites listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site: Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, there are different options on what to do in Lisbon. Being a city with so much history there are plenty places where you can witness it’s old history. But this city is not just about the old, in parts of the city new shops, restaurants, cafes and bars are booming , and the night life of this capital is unique, places like Bairro Alto or the famous club LUX are a must see on every guide that explores Lisbon. The high street Avenida da Liberdade hosts the luxury brands and through the narrow streets of Rossio you can reach Baixa-Chiado where you can shop until you drop;) Lisbon is mostly covered by the Metro so you can be in any part of the city in under 40 minutes. In 1998 the city was the host of Expo 98, after the exhibition that part of Lisbon was developed and is now home of the Lisbon Casino, a shopping centre, bars and restaurants with a beautiful view of the river that surrounds the city