You've just planned a weekend away to Lisbon and wonder if that's enough time to visit the city. Yes plenty! Here are some tips to cover everything in 2 full days.
Where to stay
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Located in the neighborhood of Cais do Sodré, Time Out Market is THE place for foodies. In this big hall of the Mercado da Ribeira, you will find all the Portuguese specialties from the best chefs in Lisbon. You can order at several restaurants stalls since portions are small and made to taste different dishes, then you can seat in the banquet tables to enjoy your meal.
Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday – 10.00-00.00 Thursday to Saturdays – 10.00-02.00
If you have more than 48 hours in the city, then lucky you, you could explore these two beautiful spots:
Sintra Only 25km from Lisbon, Sintra is often referred as the Glorious Eden and it’s definitely true. This romantic village is home to several palaces. The most beautiful might be the National Palace of Pena. On the top of a hill stands this incredible and colorful palace that will make you feel like in a fairytale. To go there you just have to take the train from Rossio station. It’s a 50-minutes journey and costs 4€30 (return ticket). Trains every hour.
Well known for its villas and expensive houses, Cascais remains a very popular destination since it’s the closest beach to Lisbon. There you will find beautiful azulejos fronts, nice streets with small trendy shops, and amazing coastal walking trails. Don’t miss Boca do Inferno, an impressive cliff formation on the seaside. To reach Cascais, take the train from Lisbon Cais do Sodré station for 4€30 (return ticket). Trains every hour.