If you need a European break with balmy weather, fantastic wine, and a relaxed attitude, Lisbon is a great place to go. A walkable central city with views of the River Tagus, it has fascinating glimpses into the Age of Exploration when the Portuguese explored the coastline of Africa and on to India and the Far East, as well as West to Brazil.
I visited in early September 2019, drawn to the city by its history and the need for some sun as autumn progressed further north. It was a book research trip for my ARKANE thriller series, so my choice of sites might be a little different from others! But we also enjoyed some wonderful food and wine along the way, so hopefully, this article will give you some ideas for your own weekend in Lisbon.