We already know that Lisbon is an exciting city with many attractions and places to visit. But there are always other places to discover, which deserve to be captured in our memory and photographic lens. Fortunately, with easy mobility, the surroundings of the Portuguese capital have several iconic sites that deserve to be known. For this reason, we have chosen some options that will allow you to know what to see near Lisbon:
Sintra's natural beauty is internationally recognized, with parks and gardens surrounding the iconic Pena National Palace. You will feel like you are in a fairy tale city, with great walls and impressive views. This space dates back to the 19th century and was an old convent. It mixes a variety of architectural styles, as it was once the home of the Portuguese royal family. It is one of the most visited monuments in the country. But Sintra is much more than that: venture to the Chalet and Jardim da Condessa d’Edla, the Park and Palace of Monserrate and the botanical garden that is located there. This city is a destination of nature and history, where the Portuguese culture is well represented.
2) CASCAIS, ARRABIDA AND ALMADA
The beaches, the bay, the good gastronomy. Cascais is a business card of the Portuguese coast, but it is close to other places worthy of attention. Choose a day to tour this area and fall in love with the route through the Atlantic Ocean, the beaches and coves. Some of the points that deserve some time are São Julião da Barra Fort and, of course, Cabo da Roca, where you can admire the force of the sea in all its splendour. On this route, be sure to make a stop in the town of Azenhas do Mar, where you can enjoy good fresh fish.
If the mountain is an option, let yourself be dazzled by the priceless green views of the Serra da Arrábida. Back in Lisbon, enjoy the south bank of the Tagus and visit the Cristo Rei National Sanctuary. It is a 75-metrE porch, with a statue about 28 metREs high. This monument, with more than 70 years, is the most visited in the city of Almada, since it is possible, depending on the weather conditions, to observe the Sintra-Cascais National Parks.
3) SETUBAL, CACILHAS AND SOUTH MARGIN
For lovers of urban art and good food, Setúbal is a place with history and, of course, close to the river and the sea. It is known for its fried cuttlefish, a delicacy that can also be tasted on the south bank of the Tagus, just take the boat from Cais do Sodré to Cacilhas.
Where to stay in Lisbon?
The location of Residencial Florescente Hotel is ideal, as it allows access to various public transportation options, which will leave you very close to the suggested destinations. However, for a better enjoyment, we suggest you rent a car to explore the surroundings of Lisbon. Hotel Residencial Florescente has a 24-hour reception, swimming pool, terrace and bar.
Are you already convinced? Now you know what to see near Lisbon. Book your stay at the best price!