I remember what the weather was like on the first day we explored Lisbon. It was the first city we came to where we didn’t have to wear coats, scarves, and mittens so we promptly donated them and were happy to wear three quarter sleeve shirts. It was so warm, I started to sweat in my arm pits and had to tie my hair up into a ballerina bun so my brunette locks wouldn’t get sticky and wet.
Only a 40 minute drive outside of Lisbon, Sintra is a must see town and I am going to make it really simple for you and point out three top spots to visit as well as a tip on how to get there.
I love a warm chocolate croissant as much as the next girl, but Portugal’s Pastel de Nata is a pastry that makes me swoon just as much. There are many imitations of this sweet concoction but the only place where you can get the real thing is at Pasteis de Belem in the tiny town of Belem in Lisbon.