I spent a week in Lisbon and explored the gorgeous capital of Portugal. Also, I made some day trips, to Sintra and Cascais. Check this video to get inspired!
What did I do in Lisbon
I spent a week in Lisbon in March (right before the lockdown. After months of rain in The Netherlands, I was really happy to see the sun again. The weather was great, it was sunny and between 19 and 27 degrees Celcius.
My plan to meet some digital nomads (to prepare for my new life) fell apart. Because of COVID-19, all meetings got canceled. However, I did have a great time and explored some gorgeous parts of the city, like Belém, Alfama, and the historic city center. I also went on a couple of day trips, to Sintra (where I visited the colorful Palácio da Pena) and Cascais.
During the last days of my trip, there were more and more signs that a lockdown was coming soon, which was a very weird end of my week in Lisbon.
Video: a week in Lissabon
To prepare for my week in Lisbon, I used these travel guides:
Read more about Lisbon & Portugal
Portugal is one of my favorite countries in Europe, and I lived here for about 6 months in 2020 and 2021. You might like to read these articles as well:
- The top things to do in Lisbon
- Discover the gorgeous squares in Lisbon
- 14 awesome things to do in Portimão
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