One of the top things to do when in Lisbon is traveling to Sintra.
Here you will find numerous magical palaces and feel totally like a prince or princess in his or her kingdom, apart from a few other tourists that is. Try to go in the week, or better yet, in the mornings.
You could spend a whole day in Sintra, but we only went for a few hours in the afternoon as we were running out of time already and wanted to see as much as possible. We did two castles, this one, Pena National Palace and the Quinta da Regaleira, which you can see in this post. (post is coming soon) Personally, seeing these two main castles was enough for us. But hey, no one keeps you from exploring all of them. Easiest way to get there is by train from lisbon or by Uber (we did uber as it’s super cheap in Lisbon). Tickets are around 7 – 14 euro each.
Photography by Lotte Torfs and myself with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV