Lisbon Romantic Weekend ahead. You have chosen one of the most romantic cities in Europe to bring your loved one. Now what? We asked locals what to do and here is a list of 6 of the most unique programs to enjoy in Lisbon if you are in love.
1. Romantic Port Tasting at the Lisbon Winery
The Lisbon Winery organizes a Romantic Port Tasting inside of a 16th-century cistern that is Lisbon heritage.
It is difficult to get much more unique than this, but it does: you will be able to drink some Ports that are more than 50 years and they open a Vintage Port just for you by fire, a Portuguese ritual that is more than 200 years old.
The program also includes a tasting of extra virgin olive oils, artisanal cheeses, amazing Iberian pork charcuterie and the famous Pata Negra ham. Everything 100% Portuguese.
This premium tasting is available every day (except on Sundays and Mondays) and you can book it easily online here:
2. Picnic at Jardim da estrela
Jardim da Estrela is a public park built in mid-XIX century located right across the street from the beautiful Basílica da Estrela. Full of green spaces and a lake with ducks and swans, it’s where many families go on weekends to let their children loose in its playgrounds or go for a jog.
Nonetheless, it has some more secluded places, ideal for a romantic picnic on the grass, under Lisbon’s glorious weather. Just lay down the blanket, open the basket and make your Lisbon Romantic Weekend about relaxation, good weather, a nice holding hands walk, and if you’re lucky, even see a concert in its late XIX century bandstand. No reservations needed!
3. A sunset in sailing a boat
Have you seen Lisbon from the river? Over a sunset? No Lisbon Romantic Weekend will be complete without a sunset, where Lisbon shines with golden light. If you’re on a viewpoint, it will be amazing, but seeing its full picture from the river, that is an image you won’t easily forget.
The Nautisirius Sunset package will offer you just that. Climb on one of the best sailing boat in Lisbon, head West and watch the sun going down over a glass of wine.
4. Via Graça Restaurant
Via Graça is a restaurant with one of the best views in Lisbon. This is the perfect spot for your Lisbon Romantic Weekend. Ask for a table next to the window and you will be able to see the castle, the river and everything in between while tasting typical Portuguese food. Better than that, only a proposal (wink wink!).
5. Landeau Chocolate
This is one chocolate cake your taste buds will have flashbacks about for a long time. It’s chocolate cake, with chocolate filling, covered with chocolate powder. What can a Lisbon Romantic Weekend need more? There are two of them around the city, one in Chiado, right in the city center (not far from the Lisbon Winery which is also one the suggestions on this list), and one at the LX Factory, an old factory facility converted into stores and offices in Alcântara, almost right under the bridge.
6. Magic Spa Pestana Palace
Unplug yourself from the stress, schedules and all the emotional noise of daily life. You’ll need to lay down and just let the body relax and let go. The Magic Spa is the place to do it. It’s called Magic for a reason!
This luxury spa is considered one of the best in Lisbon and offers several packages, including romantic programs. Check all the information: https://magicspa.pt/en/portfolio/palace/