Lisbon is one of Europe’s best kept secret destinations.
Exotic, coastal, full of winding streets and terrific cafes, Lisbon’s Al Fama district is mysterious and romantic, and nothing says Lisbon more than this plaintive Fado music, tales of Fado singers’ lost loves and unrealized dreams.
In Lisbon, you’ll sit at small tavernas and neighborhood cafes watching them spring to life.
Hidden doorways and narrow alleyways twists and turn around old churches, crumbling castles…and passionate lovers in archways.
The river banks are lined with fishing boats and fresh fruit and vendors.
Lisbon and Portugal are very far from homogenized Europe and it’s one of the most tolerant capitals on the continent