LISBON, CASCAIS & SINTRA
The stylish, the magical and the “Portuguese riviera”.
If Porto is the man of the relationship, Lisbon is the woman. She’s known as the city of seven hills, and the one with the most beautiful light, reflected by its white-coloured sandstone and the silver tides of the river Tagus. Whether you are enjoying tapas in its cobble stoned neighbourhoods overlooking St George’s castle or shopping in an 18th century larger avenue bustling with life, this city has quite a distinct character but most importantly it has style, loads of style.
Not far from the capital you should go to two of our most charming places – Cascais and Sintra. Cascais is an old fishing port that became fashionable when a Portuguese King decided to go there for vacations. Cascais combines a classic glamour with a mediatic bloom since Monocle magazine devoted several pages to the city “where architecture and beach life meet” and started a conversation about “why we should all move to Cascais”. Why? Come and find out all about the Portuguese Riviera.
Sintra is named after the goddess of the moon, “Cynthia”. Pena Palace, located in one of its highest peaks, brings the magic aura; Quinta da Regaleira awakes the myths and legends; Castelo dos Mouros, is still full of fierce and courage. No wonder this village has inspired Lord Byron, who called it the “glorious Eden”.