We had visited Portugal – Porto and Lisbon – as vacationers and left the country feeling torn. We adored Porto, but we couldn’t say the same for Lisbon. Everyone we knew who had been loved it, but we struggled in the city. Everything just seemed to go wrong…we even got ourselves locked in a train station.

After traveling full-time for six months, we made the decision to return to Lisbon. As it turns out: it was us, not you, Lisbon. You are awesome. In our two weeks in Lisbon, where we stayed in the Alfama district, we comfortably navigated our way through the city. We joined locals at scenic viewpoints, visited churches, crossed the river to the Cristo Rei statue, rode the tram to Belem and ate way too many custard tarts.

We loved Lisbon so much we returned in 2019 and stayed for a month housesitting. Porto drew us back as well, for an amazing month long stay in 2020. We'll be seeing more of Portugal again, soon!

Portugal Facts:

Capital City: Lisbon

Country Population: 10.5 Million

Language: Portuguese

Useful Words and Phrases: Hello - Bom Dia |  Thank You – Obrigado

Currency:  Euro (EUR) | Current Value

Portugal Guides:

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Porto Walking Tour: A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Porto, Portugal
10 Free Things To Do in Lisbon, Portugal
Scenic Viewpoints in Lisbon, Portugal
Porto Food: What and Where To Eat in Porto, Portugal
Visiting Cristo Rei in Lisbon, Portugal
Porto Craft Beer: The Best Bars in Porto, Portugal
The 5 Best Things To Do in Belem in Lisbon Portugal
10 Churches in Lisbon, Portugal

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