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The views from the ramparts of the Castle of St George are among the best on offer in a city where spectacular views are practically a dime dozen. You may prefer to scale the 28-metre Monument to Christ to look back across the Tagus River at the city, or the Discoveries Monument for a bird’s eye view of Belem. Lisbon’s World Heritage-listed sites pay tribute to its seafaring past: Belem Tower was a starting point for many of the Voyages of Discovery from the 16th century onwards, and Jeronimos Monastery contains countless motifs of explorations.

 



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN LISBON




Bairro Alto BAIRRO ALTO

The cobbled twisting lanes of this working-class quarter date back to the 16th century and have been the home to the city’s bohemian haunt of artists and writers. Filled with bars and restaurants, tourist-packed Fado houses, it’s great for nightlife.

Alfama ALFAMA
 

Time has stood still here, washing hangs out to dry from balconies, caged birds are brought outside for some air, and in the evenings the strains of Fado waft out from cafés. The maze of medieval alleys and streets are carved into the hillside.

Pasteis de Belem PASTÉIS DE BELÉM
 

These delicious custard tarts have been made here by hand since 1837 using an ancient recipe from the Jerónimos Monastery. These are the original Pastéis de nata.

Fado FADO
 

This music is melancholic and the essence of Portugal. Fado means fate, and its songs tell of heartbreak and longing.

Dining at Jose Avillez Restaurant DINING EXPERIENCE AT A JOSÉ AVILLEZ RESTAURANT
 

A great Portuguese chef with several restaurants in Lisbon and Porto, our favs are Barrio do Avillez, Mini Bar and Michelin star Belcanto.

Castle CASTLE OF ST GEORGE
 

Climb the hill or take tram 28 to visit this castle on top of the tallest of Lisbon’s seven hills for spectacular views over the city. The oldest parts date back to the 6th century and inside the walls are promenades, gardens, houses and a church.

Riverside Dining at Doca de Alcantara RIVERSIDE DINING AT DOCA DE ALCANTARA
 

Under the River Tagus Bridge, these old barns once used for boating equipment have been converted into magnificent restaurants and bars.

Walk WALK OR TRAM UP TO A MIRADOR
 

There are many amazing viewpoints in the city, Miradouro de Graça has views over the city and the castle, is an open-air café, and a favourite with locals especially late afternoon.

Sintra and Cascais Day Tour SINTRA AND CASCAIS DAY TOUR
 

Pena Palace, the unique fairy-tale Romanticist castle in the Sintra Mountains is a must visit. You will visit Pena Palace, have some free time to explore the town of Sintra and its National Palace. Return to Lisbon along the picturesque Estoril Coast stopping at Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and Cascais.




LISBON ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotels and lodges in the Lisbon, Portugal.
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Hotel Miraparque
HOTEL MIRAPARQUE
★★★
Overlooking the Eduardo VII Park in a quiet area of Lisbon, you’ll enjoy its peaceful green surroundings. It’s a short walk to the Marquês De Pombal subway station then it’s only about 5 minutes to the old town with its fantastic squares.
Heritage Avenida Liberdade
HERITAGE AVENIDA LIBERDADE
★★★★
This gorgeous 18th century townhouse is set in Lisbon’s historic city centre and on the main avenue - Avenida Liberdade. Redesigned by Portuguese architect Miguel Câncio Martins, but still keeping as many original elements of the building as possible. A great bonus for Kiwis is the 24 hour tea and coffee station located in the lobby.
Hertiage as Janelas Verdes
HERITAGE AS JANELAS VERDES
★★★★
In English it’s called ‘Green Windows’. This charming hotel has a welcoming atmosphere, a great terrace and fantastic views of the Tagus River. It’s located next to the National Art Museum in a quiet area about 20 minutes walk into town.





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