For a city break that packs a surprising cultural punch, the often overlooked Lisbon could be just what you’re after. The Portuguese capital has super shopping, affordable places to stay (including some of the best hostels in the world), bustling nightlife and historical landmarks galore. Here are a few things I loved in Lisbon, in no particular order. Drumroll, please!
1. Praça do Comércio (or Terreiro do Paço as it’s still called)
A few days is all you need to get to know Lisbon’s streets and a good place to start exploring the city is this historic square. With its timeless buildings, vivid yellow colour and views across the wide Tagus river, the famous square is gloriously European and just the spot for people-watching. I just adore this architecture.