Five viewpoints to the south of the river
Not very far from the centre of Lisbon, the area to the south of the River Tagus has many little nooks and crannies of incomparable beauty and romanticism, ideal for those in love.
Follow our suggested tour and give full vent to your passion.
On a sunny day, cross over the Ponte 25 de Abril and head for Sesimbra. As you drive across the bridge, you will be afforded a magnificent view over the Tagus and a glimpse of the special light that spreads across the estuary and on to the horizon. Before driving down to Sesimbra, continue along the road to Cabo Espichel. Proudly and faithfully standing guard at this isolated headland is the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Cabo (Our Lady of the Cape). It is a place of peaceful refuge, inviting you to spend some time with your partner, contemplating the view over the sea and the protected landscape of the Fossil Cliff of Costa da Caparica from an improvised balcony in the Capela da Memória.
This special romantic trip for you and your partner offers you a series of pictures of the Atlantic that will remain forever engraved upon your memory. Discover an entirely new panorama by making your way up to Sesimbra Castle, from where you can enjoy a view over the whole of the bay, with the fishing boats adding even more colour to the horizon.
Move a little closer to the sea by driving down to the seaside village of Portinho da Arrábida. In the very heart of Arrábida Natural Park, take some time to enjoy a long walk along the beach. From here, you can even walk all the way to the beaches of Galapos and Figueirinha: a trip that is well worth the effort. Next, head on to Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, a region that is well known for its vineyards and wine production, where you can taste some of the local wines in one of the region’s famous cellars, remembering to propose a toast to this exciting and romantic day.
Don’t return to Lisbon, however, without first passing through Setúbal. From the Pousada de São Filipe, there is an excellent view over the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve, and, at Palmela, you have the chance to enjoy the sight of a truly glorious sunset from the castle tower.