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Lisbon or Oporto in 48h

After your holidays, there is always time for a city break!

Enjoy the mild weather and the low prices of this mid-season, and book your next weekend or mini break now in one of the main cities of Portugal!

Check out our suggestions for spending 48h in Lisbon or in Oporto and start planning your trip now.

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Visit Lisbon in 48h


To start
After a complete breakfast, visit the Panteão Nacional (Santa Apolónia) and the Miradouro da Graça, a belvedere that has a coffee shop with fantastic views, from the Castle of S. Jorge to the Tagus river.
Have lunch and a walk in Baixa
And since it is lunch time, we suggest you go to a typical Portuguese restaurant, such as Floresta de Santana, for example. After lunch, go for a walk in Baixa and Cais do Sodré, going up to the Elevador de Santa Justa (lift) and/or to the Arco of Terreiro do Paço.
Sunset in Bairro Alto
For a snack, taste the toasts and natural fresh juices of Penta Café, and end the day watching the sunset in a Bairro Alto rooftop bar. Have dinner at Hamburgueria Gourmet Café do Rio, in Baixa, or at Casa do Bacalhau, in Beato.

Where to go in the evening?
Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré are the trendiest spots in the city, the meeting point not only for the locals but also for those visiting the city. The usual is to stay out in the street chatting. If you want to go inside and find a seat, there are bars for everyone, you just need to explore!

Go to Belém
The next day, visit the Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower. After lunch, go for a walk in the gardens and don't forget to taste the famous pastéis de Belém (custard tarts) with a single, black, Portuguese style coffee.
End your day in Alfama
After Belém, go to Alfama to enjoy the views on the evening and have dinner in a typical Casa de Fados (Sr. Fado de Alfama, Parreirinha de Alfama or Pateo de Alfama).

Visit Oporto in 48h


River area and cruise on the Douro river
Start your day going down to the river and walk down to Ribeira to see the colourful typical houses, decorated with Portuguese tiles. Cross the D. Luís I bridge to enjoy the views over the river and, if you have the chance, go for a boat ride (the Bridges cruise, for example).
The afternoon in Baixa
Walk through the historical centre, from Praça de Lisboa, Clérigos Tower, Lello & Irmão bookshop to Rua Santa Catarina. During the afternoon, you can find markets that give life to the streets, namely the Porto Belo market, in Praça Carlos Alberto.
What would you like for dinner?
For fish dishes, our guests recommend mainly the restaurants in Matosinhos. But if you prefer the most typical dish of Oporto, the Francesinha (typical sandwich with spicy sauce), we suggest some of the best and most famous places to enjoy it: Cufra, Capa Negra or Café Santiago.

Back to Baixa
Galerias de Paris or Cândido dos Reis are the most crowded streets in the evening. It is also usual to stay out in the street chatting. To sit down and relax, go to Casa do Livro or Galerias de Paris. If you are in Cedofeita, go to the Rua bar (where every day there's live music).

Spend the morning in Serralves
The ticket is 8.50€ and gives you access to the museum, the park and the house. The park is a must visit, mainly in the spring or autumn. The museum is always displaying temporary exhibitions of contemporary art or of the Foundation's collection.
Walking in Foz and wine tasting in the cellars
Go for a walk in Foz, one of the most beautiful places in the city. You also cannot miss a wine tasting in the Port wine cellars, in Gaia, which are usually accompanied with snacks that stimulate the senses (such as cheese, chocolate, etc.).

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