Lisbon gets hearts a-flutter with its fairy tale castle and palaces, regal monuments and historic cafes and restaurants. In fact, exploring Portugal’s capital is to discover one of Europe’s most romantic cities. Take to the top of Elevador de Santa Justa for an ideal introduction to the Portuguese capital. As dusk falls and the city lights up, Lisbon’s castle provides a suitably dreamy backdrop for a photograph from this historic landmark. Take a selfie with your other half. Relaxing and unwinding together is what Lisbon is all about so why not visit a spa for some down time together. At Spa at Porto Bay you can indulge in a “his and hers” massage in peaceful and intimate surroundings. Sightseeing Belem, one of city’s most attractive neighbourhoods, is always a rewarding option. Add a little romance to the occasion by taking a horse and carriage ride with Q Tour, which passes the most impressive places to see. A romantic tea for two can be taken in charming surroundings at the Salão de Chá, the beautiful tearoom at the Palacete Chafariz D’El Rei. They also do a superb brunch. Call it a desire if you want, but Tram 28 allows you both to indulge in Lisbon from a vintage streetcar that trundles its way through some of the capital’s narrowest lanes and picturesque quarters. It’s a lovely way to explore. For coffee and cake 1920’s style, head for Café-Pasterlaria Versailles. Here it’s all about savoring the bygone ambiance of yesteryear Lisbon. Back in Belem it’s worth spending time ambling through the UNESCO-listed Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. This revered 16th-century monastery is noted for its spectacular cloister, which perfectly evokes Portugal’s age of discovery and romanticism. Also exemplifying Lisbon’s historic past is the Palácio Nacional de Queluz and Palácio da Pena. Both are outstanding architecturally and feature landscaped gardens and expansive grounds that offer lazy, hand-in-hand walking moments. And to round off a day together book a table at one of Lisbon’s fado restaurants. Senhor Vinho is one of the best where a candlelit dinner is served with the haunting strains of fado music and singing.