Back from Lisbon: in less than 1h30 of travel it is possible to learn more about the history of Portugal and enjoy beautiful beaches

Lisbon has been gaining more and more prominence in the traveler's itinerary, there are countless attractions that the city that serves as the gateway to the country offers; impressive architecture, historical monuments, refined cuisine and a vibrant nightlife.

If you have time in the city, take advantage of the great location and get to know some very interesting cities close to Lisbon. We selected 6 destinations to make a round trip from Lisbon.

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Watermills of the Sea


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About 30km from Lisbon, this village belongs to the city of Colares and resembles the Greek islands for the white houses on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the blue sea. The place has natural pools perfect for relaxing in the sun and white sand strips. Azenhas do Mar is also well known for its quality restaurants that serve delicious seafood.

Cabo da Roca


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Located 40 km from Lisbon, this destination is not very popular with tourists, but it has one of the most beautiful views of the trip. Contoured by cliffs 140 meters high, visitors go in search of a good place to watch the sunset. Other attractions of the place are the Lighthouse and the ruins of a fort built in the 17th century to protect the capital. There is not much structure, just the basics with a cafe and, of course, a souvenir shop.

Cascais


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With 30 km of road you can reach Cascais beach. The city has a promenade with options for shops, bars and restaurants, but the focus of those who come here is to stay on the sands of Praia da Conceição, Rainha or Ribeira. Another must-see attraction is to visit Boca do Inferno, the place is a set of cliffs that have been worn down by the waves over the years where a cave was formed that makes a very different noise, some even say “scary”, hence the name. It is possible to arrive here after a 20-minute walk or with a rented bicycle in the center of Cascais.

Coimbra


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Return from Lisbon. Photo: Diego Delso / Wikimedia Commons

Known as the “city of students”, it is the seat of the oldest university in Portugal, the University of Coimbra, created in 1290. In addition, here you can see up close some historical buildings such as the Santa Maria da Vitória Monastery, built in the 19th century. XIV and the castle, which dates from 1160.

If on the one hand Coimbra is surrounded by mountains, on the other it has beautiful beaches with sea in different shades of blue and white sand. Figueira da Foz and Praia de Quiaios are bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, but Praia Artificial das Rocas has the calmest waters as it is on the banks of the Mondego River.

Évora


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130km away from Lisbon, this charming Portuguese city is considered a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. In the historic center, tourists can find heritage from different periods, such as the Roman Temple built in the 1st century, and the water distribution system called Aqueduto da Água de Prata and built in the 16th century, when the royal family moved to the region. Other highlights are the University of Évora, the second oldest in the country, Praça do Giraldo (1573) and the sought after Capela dos Ossos built in the 17th century.

sintra


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Return from Lisbon. Photo: Adam Jones / Wikimedia Commons

This is the back and forth most sought after by tourists and is only 40 minutes away from Lisbon. In Sintra you will be dazzled by the luxury of castles and palaces and the beauty of old medieval buildings that are everywhere, this is because the city was a resting place for royalty and nobility until the 19th century.

The city is home to several Portuguese postcards such as Palácio da Pena with its many towers, gardens, parks and rooms, which still display items for personal use, the great Castelo dos Mouros, a fortress built in the 9th century for military purposes, and the Palácio Nacional de Sintra, which received kings since the twelfth century and is still very well preserved.

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