Day Trips From Lisbon: Sintra & Cabo da Roca

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Lisbon was my favorite stop along my recent European journey for more reasons that the city itself. Less than an hour away are small but incredible towns that couldn't be farther from the urban lifestyle. If you're looking to experience all the magic Portugal has to offer, don't miss these unique day trips from the capital city.

Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra

Though small, the town of Sintra has no shortage of amazing sites with its historical establishment as a romantic elite escape. This 20th century estate is one of the most incredible I have visited, but not for the residence itself. Surrounding the ornate home is a labyrinth of enchanting gardens meant to represent ancient secret orders. You'll find yourself lost among the hidden caves and tunnels, as well as within the eerie initiation wells. To label this space as magical would be an understatement.




Pena Palace, Sintra

Think Disney World, but in reality. Sitting atop the hills of Sintra is a vibrant, fairytale-like palace dating back to the 19th century. If you ever visit, take a moment to look out onto the rolling hills and lush landscapes of this romantic town. The views will take your breath away.


Cabo da Roca: Westernmost Point of Continential Europe


Walking along the coastline of Cabo da Roca is no ordinary stroll. This area has been established as the westernmost point of continental Europe and offers the perfect afternoon adventure away from the city. The Portugeuse joke that if you look closely you can see the New York City skyline emerging from the horizon, though this coast couldn't feel farther from urban life at home




37 comments

  1. Lisbon is beautiful city indeed :) Love your travel outfit too Christina.

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  2. so many amazing structures!! everything is picturesque!!

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  3. Great photos! Love this place!
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  4. Amazing photos my dear! I must visit this city one day :-)

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  5. OMG the views are gorgeous!! x

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  6. so beautiful! thanks for sharing your photos!

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  7. This is really beautiful!

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  8. Looks like an amazing city! Thank u for the tips! ♡

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  9. gorgeous gorgeous photos!! that doorway is incredible!

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    1. Portugal's architecture is just amazing!

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  10. Miss Lau! I have sincerely missed reading your posts. Looks like you are off enjoying this beautiful world we live in :) How exciting!! Can't wait to see all your amazing photos!

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  11. Gorgeous pictures, love your cardigan! I would love to follow each other, let me know if you would too x

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  12. So amazing! I am dying to go travel and hopefully will get to go later this year :)

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  13. The places look magical and the building architecture is beautiful. The wall in the second picture with a smoky bush in the distance looks like a setting in the medieval era and you captured them all in your camera. Must be awesome. Love this post!

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    1. Portuguese architecture is just amazing! I'm glad you also have an appreciation for it. :)

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  14. Gorgeous photos. I'd love to visit Lisbon.

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  15. Sintra is amazing! thanks for sharing the tips shots with me - it so brings me back there!

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    1. I can imagine how much you miss it! I am dying to go back!

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  16. What a beautiful city. You look fabulous.

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  17. What a beautiful city. You look fabulous.

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  18. What a gorgeous place!
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  19. Gorgeous pictures! I'm obsessed with the bright colours and the beauty of the place.

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  20. I absolutely love this. Awesome images too. Have a great new week!

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  21. These photos are SO stunning, babe!

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  22. <333 such pretty pictures!

    amazing post my dear

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  23. I would love to visit Lisbon, looks great and I have heard great things.

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    1. It is an incredible city! You must one day!

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  24. such nice photos :) great blog

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  25. This is giving me a serious case of wanderlust! Lovely photo diary!

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