With its majestic sunsets and secluded lookout points, Lisbon is an ideal destination choice for couples. From sunset cruises to fado serenades, here are a few ways to get romantic in Portugal’s charming capital.
Feel the Emotion of a Fado Performance
Once you experience the magic of fado, you'll understand why the performing art is deemed an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Fado performances, which typically combine an operatic-style singing voice and acoustic guitar, are normally held in cozy, candle-lit taverns off the cobbled streets of Chiado.
Take a Sunset Cruise on the River Tagus
Sailing on the River Tagus at sunset is the ultimate recipe for romance. Cruise options are plentiful. Celebrate something special with your own private yacht or sip sparkling wine and enjoy traditional Portuguese fare on a dinner cruise.
Enjoy Port Wine and Tapas for Two
As the name suggests, Portugal is renowned for its port wine, which is fermented in subterranean cellars throughout the country. Enjoy distinctive varieties of port wine; sample local delicacies such as spicy sausage and custard tarts; or have dinner with a view at a romantic rooftop restaurant overlooking the city.
Discover the Colorful Castles of Sintra
There are few places more romantic than Sintra, where a colorful confection of palaces, castles, and grottoes are scattered amid mist-shrouded mountains. To feel like you’ve got the place to yourself, opt for a private tour that also saves you the awkwardness of having to ask strangers to snap photos of you.