Portugal is one of our favorite countries in the world.
It’s also one of the cheapest options in western Europe.
Heather and I talk about where to go, what to do, and the best places to eat and drink! From getting completely lost in a rain storm to finding the Harry Potter bookstore we talk about some of our most memorable experiences in Portugal, and it leaves us aching to go back!
Have you ever been to Portugal? What were some of your favorite places to go/stay/eat?
If you haven’t been yet what are you the most excited about now that you’ve heard us rave about it? Leave your answer in the comments below!
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In This Episode:
- Getting lost in a rain storm.
- One of the best places we’ve ever stayed. (and it’s a hostel!)
- 4-course meals for 7 euros in Lisbon.
- One of the oldest flea markets in the world.
- Port and Wine tours in Portugal.
- Passion Fruit tarts!!
- The Harry Potter Bookstore
and much more!
Places to Stay
Places to Eat
Places to Drink
Places to Go
- Walking around the Old City
- Ponta da Piedade
- Palace of Sintra
- Ride the cable cars
- Wander around the AlfamaFlea Market in Alfama- Fiera da Ladra
- Hang out under the Dom Luis Bridge
- Head to the Harry Potter Bookshop- Livraria Lello
- Port wineries
- River Cruise on the Douro
Links Discussed in This Episode:
- EPoP 040: Our Top 10 Accommodations, Food, and Travel Experiences
- Youtube video review of the Lisbon Hostel
- The Best Place to Stay in Porto: Casa dos Guindais
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I know this comment is really late, but I went to Portugal earlier this year, and I wanted to see what you thought about it. I was surprised you didn’t mention pastel de nata! It is a delicious custard tart that is originally from Lisbon, but we found some in Porto as well. We literally ate at least one every single day (some days we had three!) and found that the best were at Manteigaria (Lisbon & Porto), where they are usually fresh out of the oven and piping hot. Pasteis de Belem (Lisbon) also had good tarts, but it is much more touristy so it’s crowded. Check them out if you get a chance to go back!
@Stacy Stevens – That sounds fantastic…I’m drooling right now! I’ll be sure to eat one (or three) when I head back to Portugal!
If you go to Lagos/Algarve Coast in the summer, definitely do a SUP tour! We did one where we explored caves around the cliff sides and just paddled up along the coast. They gave us wet suits because the water was still cold even in the summer. Some of us were brave enough to climb up into one of the caves and jump from high above into the refreshing water.
For food, we had some really great curry at the Star restaurant in the center of Lagos. This episode makes me want to hop on the next plane to Portugal! It might be my favorite country in Western Europe :)
@Michelle – Portugal is certainly very, very high on my list as well when it comes to Western Europe. And I’d definitely like to spend more time in Lagos and the Algarve coast. 1 rainy day is certainly not enough!
I am not finding the restaurant in Lagos. O’Penguin..
@Fara Grim – Here it is: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g189117-d3573262-Reviews-O_Pinguim-Lagos_Faro_District_Algarve.html