Fun easy trips from Lisbon – Part 2
Fun easy trips from Lisbon make for a great idea for discussion for whoever is planning a trip to the capital city of Portugal and its lovely surroundings. The last time we talked about a few of these, particularly Sintra, Cascais and Mafra, but since the list is much longer, we figured a new exploration was in store. Therefore, here are some more trip ideas:
- Obidos is a very romantic and rustic destination. I have heard a lot of people going there for weddings and after a visit in town, you will surely agree that it is indeed a cosy and lovely place for such a happy event. The town is small and compact and you can easily visit it all in no more than a few hours. You can get a Lisbon car rental and drive through the town without a care. It looks a bit like a little walled fortress. Time seems to stop here and you can feel the middle ages and modernity shake hands in a special place between the stone walls of the fortress. The first attraction to admire are the tile-covered gates of the city. Then you can stop by the Santa Maria Church and finally, you simply must stop by the Obidos Castle.
- Estoril is an idyllic place and an ideal spot to spend a day outside of Lisbon. Here is what you can see there: the Ocean! That is, let’s face it, the most amazing and breathtaking of all surroundings. Estoril became a very popular and high class destination in the 19th century. Until then, like most towns that are holiday resorts in Portugal today, it used to be a fishermen’s village. You can sunbathe at Carcavelos, visit the Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães and go shopping in town.
The choice of travel variety is entirely yours, but one thing is sure: you will love Portugal!