Out of the Town

Lighthouse at Cascais

Photographer: Craig Hansen

Lighthouse at Cascais

One of the great highlights of Lisbon is that you don't have to travel a lot to discover several attractions of Portugal. Everything is in a very short distance and easy to reach. Regardless of what you're looking for, be it beach resorts, magnificent palaces, beautifully preserved medieval villages, romantic towns surrounded by mountains or a world-famous religious shrine, there are a lot to discover around Lisbon.

The most attractive highlights around Lisbon include Sintra, Estoril, Cascais, Ericeira, Mafra, Óbidos, Queluz, Batalha, FatÍma, Peniche and Nazaré. If you wish to have a closer picture of Portugal and Portuguese society, these attractions are a must-see.