One of the things I love about Lisbon is that all year round there is beautiful sunlight. Less than 600mm of rain and at least 2800 hours of sunshine per year. I love Lisbon with a blue sky, but trust me that even its rare dramatic grey vaulted ceiling suits it perfectly too, as it somehow matches our sometimes fatalistic souls. Many of us here are driven by Fado, a melody engraved deep in our hearts like a living poem.

The Portuguese capital has many different neighbourhoods: each with its unique ambience and history. There are some that cannot be missed as you’ll be amazed with the amount of things you can learn from experiencing them. Being a hilly city, Lisbon allows you to contemplate dreamy panoramas from different viewpoints, some still unbelievably quiet and inspiring. Whether you choose to go uphill, downhill, stay in the flat area or mix it up, Lisbon keeps offering you a bit of everything, from ancient to modern times.


1. Start by getting to know the heart of Lisbon, that might probably be the area around where you’re staying: the Downtown (Baixa), with its extremely spacious and well organised urban planning and architecture, result of the rebuilding works after the 1755 earthquake and much influenced by the Age of Enlightenment.

2. Then take a gentle walk along the Tagus River.

3. ...or simply sit by the water and admire the triumphal arch in Commerce Square.

4. Another top place is undoubtedly the lovely Carmo Square with its jacaranda trees that bloom purple in May and June. Originally from South America, these trees arrived in Lisbon in the mid 17th-century and are a colourful sight in the spring.

5. While at the square, don’t miss visiting the partially-ruined 14th century Carmelite Convent, a former religious building which presently houses an Archeological Museum. Enter and delight your eyes with the old stones framing Lisbon’s blue sky.

6. Then it’s time to discover what’s underneath your feet in Príncipe Real garden, but only after you take a deep breath and immerse your spirit in the outstanding tropical flora it contains.

7. The tunnels and galleries of the Water Museum (Reservatório da Patriarcal) are part of a unique experience through which you can discover the historical, technological and scientific heritage of the role played by water in the city, strictly related to the 18th century aqueduct.

8. Definitely make sure you enter São Jorge’s Castle, up the highest hill of Lisbon, an area where the remains that have been found date as far back as the 6th century BC. The castle itself was founded in the 10th and 11th centuries and besides being one of the over 200 existing castles in Portugal, is a place where you can learn about the impressive Middle Ages period, the fortress’ specific functions and the main events that took place there.

9. The neighbourhood of Graça is by far my top choice for 2021, and beyond! Located up a hill about a 20 minute walk from Baixa or a ride on tram #28, it arose around a 13th century Convent and kept a kind of rural appearance until the 19th century when there was a sudden arrival of a vast migration of people from the countryside to the city. That’s when the spectacular “Villas” were born. In their genesis, areas of popular and working-class housing and although their use might now be different, the local charm remains untouched from the days of yore. And the views here…? Breathtaking!

10. Finish the day with a live fado experience. I’ll be happy to recommend to you some of the best places to listen to this melancholy, expressive music.

I hope you’re ripe for the experience: most likely Lisbon will capture your heart and there won’t be a one time only, as you’ll get hooked by its vibe! I love leading walking tours and I definitely think they’re one of the best ways to get into Lisbon’s spirit: walk, walk and walk a bit more. Itineraries can be built from scratch, depending on your interest, mobility and how long you want the tour to last. Everything is possible and doable and we can make it work and explore the city together as a team.

Queluz Palace, Sintra 🇵🇹
Personally, I enjoy a lot staying away from crowds and Queluz Palace is one of my favourite places.A sumptuous 18 century royal palace where you can enjoy the incredible tasty blend of Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassicism.The gardens were inspired in the Chateau de Marly (NW of Versailles), Louis XIV’s second great work as he "would sometimes like to have simplicity and solitude.” 😉This was where our royal family went to live after the big earthquake of 1755 in Lisbon.
➡️ You can easily learn so much about the Portuguese history if you visit this masterpiece! 🍀🕰️ 20 min from Lisbon


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Keep travelling! Keep dreaming!

The amazing light of Lisbon at 8AM on a cold January day Yes, it's still possible to travel and discover the world safely I walk, you sit and enjoy! 

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It's the best time to visit Portugal. Even if we're in the midst of this pandemic, it's possible to travel safely and enjoy this charming country.

You can´t stop thinking about travelling again, right?
Fingers crossed!
I still believe that next year will bring us a lot of happiness.
Here in Portugal, basically, everything is back to normality. The only difference is that most of us use facemasks and we sanitise ourselves around 500 times a day :) it's the new normal ;)
Almost everything has reopened: kindergardens, schools, universities, restaurants, monuments, theatres, cinemas, parks...

I gave 3 tours on June 30th, July 1st and July 2nd and it went great and my travellers were completely astonished with the beauty of Lisbon almost empty :) they said now they don't wanna come back when the crowds come. They were great. So fun. Brought me back to life those 3 days of work. I need my job back. 

Now, a few lines to help you understand what's going on here right now.
This is where you can find all the updated info about covid in Portugal:

Numbers for today in total: we have a bit over 89000 cases and approximately 2100 deaths. 

The website of the US Embassy in Portugal is very detailed and clear. 
I'm sharing the link because it's really very usefull:

By the begining of May everything started reopening little by little, step by step and every 2 weeks the government would evaluate and open a bit more or restrain if needed... It must be extremely difficult to manage a country with all this happening... 
We're testing and testing ans testing and controlling a lot and most of the Portuguese population seems to understand that it's needed to follow rules and obey.

It's true that this pandemic is keeping us away from travelling but I've decided not to stop so I've created some virtual tours, live streamed from the streets of Lisbon. I'm loving it! ❤️

Another brief note:
Even if it's an average or large group, like friends, relatives, associations or people who are having digital conferences, for instance 😉

It's a nice way to share an experience together 😍  

I can have many users connected at the same time without any problem. Only suggestion with those is to request all users to disable their cameras to improve connectivity and quality and use the chat box to ask questions to be answered at the end of the tour.

Each tour has a duration of 1h and I have 1 for Lisbon and 1 for Sintra. Any preferences?

If needed, please contact me and I'll be more than happy to clarify all details on a phone call :)

Honestly I doubted ahahah but it has been so great! 🥰

Stay safe and enjoy life!