Greater Lisbon: Explore The City’s Surrounding Area

There is so plenty to see and to do in the area of Lisbon. Within half an hour you can lie down on the beach of Carcavelos, stroll along the boulevard in Cascais or imagine yourself in a fairytale in Sintra.

Get a rental car or take the train to discover the surroundings of Lisbon at your own pace.

Palácio da Pena, Sintra

If you thought that Lisbon is the only place worth a visit, you'd better get yourself a good travel guide! Because the surrounding area offers at least as much entertainment as the city itself. For example, did you know that the Costa de Lisboa is dotted with beautiful beaches? Long, wide sandy beaches for sunbathing, and the somewhat rougher beaches on the west side for the more adventurous type.

Castles and parks

Between Cascais and Sintra you will also find the Parque e Palácio Nacional da Pena, a beautiful nature reserve that surrounds the Royal Pena palace. Fairytale and UNESCO World Heritage!

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