Lisbon is very close to Spain. The capital of Portugal is a city with many attractions and the truth is that, despite its proximity, it is unknown to many. Therefore, this time we are not going to focus on the capital. Today the protagonists will be the most beautiful villages near Lisbon, and there are really beautiful.
The prettiest villages near Lisbon
These are some of the prettiest villages near Lisbon, If you are several days in the Portuguese capital, it is worth knowing them. In addition to their beauty, they serve to take the thermometer to the area near the place. We start!
1. CascaisCascais - e X p o s e
It is located just 25 kilometers from Lisbon. It is a beautiful sandy bay, which is located in an old fishing village that currently exceeds 30,000 inhabitants.
This destination is now a symbol of glamor, nature and tranquility. Of special interest is its old town, where the small streets, mansions, seafood restaurants and beaches such as the one of the Queen and the Guincho, stand out.
Special mention deserves the cliff called "Boca del Infierno". It is famous for being the westernmost point of the old continent. All this makes Cascais an ideal area to visit or to stay for a few days on vacation.
2. SintraNational Palace of Sintra - Sean Pavone
Our next station is a city that is in the hills of the mountains of the same name, Sintra. The proximity to Lisbon makes it possible to go by car or public transport.
Once you are there, you will need transportation to be able to move between the places that have the greatest interest, since walking is difficult to visit them all. Arriving and seeing its streets and monuments makes it easy to understand the reasons why it is a World Heritage Site.
It is worth seeing the National Palace of Sintra with its typical chimneys. They also highlight the Palacio da Pena, Quinta da Regaleria or Castelo dos Mouros. Many sites to visit that at least need a whole day to savor.
3. EstorilEstoril - Josep Curto
One of the most famous towns near Lisbon. To talk about it is to make it a place that has been the residence of the nobility and of members of many royal houses, among others the Spanish one, in addition to those of Hungary, Italy, Romania or even of dictators such as Fulgencio Batista.
One of its great attractions is the casino, its Formula 1 circuit and quality beaches. At a high tourist level, it is endowed with a great reputation. Today is, without a doubt, one of the most famous places in Portugal.
4. ÓbidosÓbidos - Jose Ignacio Soto
The town certainly stands out for the wall, which gives it its own identity. The same happens with its lagoon, which separates it from the coast. It has a medieval castle, which adds to the charm of narrow streets, arches, passageways, etc.
In addition to all this, The most prominent monument is the impressive Porta da Vila, which form a conglomerate of traditional tiles from the area dedicated to representing the Passion of Christ. A very suitable place if what you want is to do a day trip without leaving much of Lisbon.
5. Azenhas de MarAzenhas de Mar - NaughtyNut
The neighbors of this coastal town should not have vertigo. You just have to see their white houses attached to the cliff, where they have a crystal clear water beach just below. It is only 30 kilometers from Lisbon, making it an affordable visit and a discovery.
«He who is accustomed to travel, knows that it is always necessary to leave one day.»
We hope that this tour of the most beautiful villages near Lisbon has seemed suggestive. We know that in a weekend it is impossible to travel, for material time and because the capital already has many attractions.
The most advisable thing is to visit them once Lisbon is known, or if you have several days, because with that time you could travel a large part of these populations. The capital zone and the nearby towns are, without a doubt, a magnificent place to be able to realize a tourism where the artistic attractions are united with the natural ones.