Lisbon is stunning at night – All lit up with São Jorge Castle glowing in the center and the Ponte 25 Bridge (Golden Gate Twin) shimmering in the distance, it’s a site to behold.A romantic evening in Lisbon is best spent enjoying freshly grilled fish, fado music and miradouros (panoramic views) all over the city.There are plenty in ever popular Bairro Alto neighborhood, such as BA Wine Bar, located inside the Independente Hostel and Suites, just across from the panoramic miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara is ideal for those of you who want something a bit more substantial.

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And there is no better place to experience this romance than Lisbon!

Lisbon is unique for star-crossed lovers because it’s just a short train-ride away from the stunningly beautiful, hilltop city of Sintra.

Together, they create an intimate setting to explore.

Located outside the main city, the palace is a bit too far of a walk for most, so hop on the 435 bus and it will drop you at the gate.

However, be careful to avoid the tourist trap Fado bars, which are mostly in Bairro Alto and Alfama.

They have outrageous cover charges and you definitely don’t want to have dinner there (or any fado bar normally) as the food is usually low quality and overpriced as well.

Small, non-touristy, it offers a gourmet tasting menu and great wines.

Afternoon: Red is the color of love, so enjoy some Port and Ginja- There are plenty of shops and cafés to peruse in Sintra featuring various styles of Port wine by the glass, but the most popular is Ruby, meant to be paired with dark chocolate (while milk chocolate is good with Tawny).

For a luxurious fine-dining meal: There are countless restaurants in Lisbon with high-rated gourmet food and wine, but for a romantic dinner, check out these places: Cozy and intimate: 100 Maneiras (Altis Avenida Hotel) or Grill D.

Fernando (Altis Hotel) Enjoy Lisbon’s Fado music- Fado is an emotionally moving style of Portuguese music.

Some of the known Fado houses accepted by locals (and with decent food) are Senhor Vinho (don’t confuse with A Severa) in Mouraria.