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 Elohim Spa you can indulge in a “his and hers” massage in peaceful and intimate surroundings. Even in winter the romantic appeal of Guincho is tangible. Escape the city and indulge in a long walk over the beautiful Guincho-Cresima dune field. A romantic tea for two can be taken in charming surroundings at the Salão de Chá in 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. Who can resist fado? Senhor Vinho is one of the best restaurants in the city, where a romantic candlelit dinner is served with the haunting strains of this unique singing style. Also exemplifying Lisbon’s cultural clout is the Palácio Nacional de Queluz and the Palácio da Pena, in Sintra. Both are outstanding architecturally and feature landscaped gardens and expansive grounds that provide ideal hand-in-hand walking moments. And if you fancy rounding off a day in town in style, order cocktails for two at chic stylish Cinco Lounge.