Romance is always in the air in Lisbon. So, if you are planning to bring your soul mate to this beautiful city, summer is a perfect time. The pleasant weather appeals to walks by the river, trips to the beach, and romantic dinners. Check out our suggestions for what to do and where to go on a romantic summer weekend in Lisbon.
Sunrise in Alfama
Location: Largo Portas do Sol | 1100-411 Lisbon
If you appreciate a beautiful sunrise, you must try seeing it in Alfama. On this day, you’ll need to wake up very early and walk to Miradouro Portas do Sol. This is where you’ll see the most romantic sunrise in Portugal. Its cozy atmosphere makes it a special place to relax and be with your significant other. Have your breakfast while admiring the beauty of this neighborhood and its reddish roofs, and then you can always visit St. George’s Castle which is placed right there also.
Romance in Estufa Fria
Location: Park Eduardo VII | 1070-051 Lisbon
Enjoy the romantic charm of the landscape and visit Estufa Fria. This greenhouse garden, located in Parque Eduardo VII, is one of the main attractions in downtown Lisbon. The name comes from the fact that it’s a place where plants can grow without using a heating system.
Estufa Fria allows strolls among its lakes, waterfalls, and statues while being in an environment full of hundreds of plant species from all corners of the world. Imagine yourself in a quiet and wonderful jungle, right in the middle of the city. This garden is a precious preservation space, but its atmosphere is very romantic, making it perfect for plant-loving couples to embrace in its cozy corners.
Dive together in Praia da Adraga
Location: Rua da Praia da Adraga | 2765-065 Colares
Praia da Adraga is a beach located in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. This famous beach has been on the list of the 20 best beaches in all of Europe, and if that is not enough reason to make you visit this scenic beach, know that it has a long coastline that extends for 400 meters, making it perfect for lounging in the sun with your loved one. Scattered along the beach are several dark rocks that complete the scenario and make the most beautiful combination of the mountain landscape with the beach landscape.
While you are relaxing, be sure to visit the magnificent caves of Pedra de Alvidrar. So, if you’re looking for a romantic getaway on the beach with your better half, take a trip to Sintra, get away from the crowds, and enjoy the beautiful Lisbon sun and sea breeze.
Live a dream in the Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla
Location: Estrada da Pena | 2610-609 Sintra
Located in Sintra, the Chalet and Garden of the Countess d’Edla resemble a house straight out of a fairy tale. This chalet belonged to Elise Hensler, Countess d’Edla and opera singer, and is where she lived her love affair with King Fernando II. The king had this space built in 1864 according to the model of the alpine chalets that were in vogue in Europe, and therefore it has a distinctive aesthetic. Its garden includes native vegetation and plant species of various origins, with small belvederes and several fountains.
In 1995, UNESCO listed the Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla as a World Heritage Site, and in 2013, they reopened to the public. The entrance ticket includes a visit to Quinta da Pena, the chalet’s interior, and the Countess’ Garden. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this magnificent space and take your romantic partner there for a truly magical experience and maybe, a surprise proposal.
Passionate walk by the Tagus River
Location: Avenida Ribeira das Naus | 1100-454 Lisbon
Ribeira das Naus is the new obligatory stop in Lisbon. Recently rehabilitated, this fluvial beach with a vast stairway towards the river draws lovers from everywhere. Although bathing is forbidden, this space that connects Cais das Colunas to Cais do Sodré encourages wonderful sunbathing and relaxation after a day exploring the city. Ribeira das Naus has thus become a perfect place for a romantic walk. The view of the river is always soothing and enveloping, which makes it a special place.
A romantic summer weekend in Lisbon is not complete without a good meal.
After a day full of locations to visit, a dinner in a beautiful place with good food is the cherry on top. Read our suggestions of the five best restaurants in Lisbon, choose your favorite, take your soulmate, and have a perfect end of the day.
We hope you enjoyed our suggestions for a romantic summer weekend in Lisbon. Contact Hotel Portuense and make your reservation to enjoy a summer full of love and new experiences.