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Tagus Village by Sushic

Quinta do Tagus(00351212954359)

Typical Portuguese Food and Sushi.

Posted by Quinta do Tagus Village / Lisboa / Portugal
Experienced on the 02-06-2014

Restaurante Vin Rouge

Rua Fernandes Tomás, nº 1 - 2750-342 Cascais(21 468 44 39)

Wonderful location and exquisite food, beautifully presented. Excellent wine list too.

Posted by Hotel Albatroz / portugal
Experienced on the 10-10-2011

Lisbon Tips

This information is posted by our travel community and our selected hotels

Lisbon Tips

Viver como um Lisbonense

Bairro Alto

Ao optar pela House4 não necessita de carro, está em pleno coração de lisboa, ande a pé e viva como um lisbonense.

Posted by House 4BA / Lisboa - Bairro Alto / Portugal
Experienced on the 14-09-2013

Lisbon Life

Belém Cultural Centre, which holds the Berardo Collection, one of the great modern art collections of Europe.

The 16th Century Jerónimos Monastery (a must see), Torre de Belém (again a must see), the Monument to the Discoveries, which boasts great views from the top, the tropical Garden Museum, Naval and Coach Museums and even the Gulbenkian Planetarium.

If you want to put on a bit of weight, then we heartily recommend a trip to the Belém “Pastel de Nata” bakery. It is impossible to have just one of their delicious custard tarts, the recipe of which remains a secret even to this day. (Allegedly, only 3 living persons at a time are thought to hold the recipe).

You should plan at least a couple of days to explore the rich variety of Lisbon’s quarters (bairros) and attractions.

Alfama is the oldest part of Lisbon, going from the walls of the castle São Jorge down to the Tejo. High above the city centre to the west of the Baixa is the so called Bairro Alto. This is the natural place to wind up at night. Well worth a morning or afternoon stroll to explore.

The Baixa is Europe's first example of Neoclassical design and urban planning. The lower town is very much the heart of the city and main shopping area.

The Parque das Nações, the former EXPO area, is still worth a visit.

Outside Lisbon there is a lot more to see:

Sintra, a world heritage site, has all the charm of a fairy tale town and was once described by Lord Byron as "the glorious Eden". Sintra has beautiful palaces old residences to visit, particularly the Palácio da Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, Convento dos Capuchos, Palácio da Vila and luxuriant gardens of Monserrate.

Costa da Caparica is a thoroughly Portuguese resort with restaurants and summer bars. It is a perfect place to swim or laze around on the sand. Located south of Lisbon, getting there is by way of crossing the Tagus Bridge or a ferry boat and bus.rnrnEstoril and Cascais can be reached within 20 min. from Lisbon.

Estoril was once known as the "Portuguese Rivieira" with grandiose villas and luxury hotels whereas Cascais was an old fishing village with pretty houses by the sea, is now a major resort. Both villages are connected by a beautiful promenade along the coast.

Serra da Arrábida, between Setúbal and Sesimbra is a peaceful nature reserve with its own microclimate that has created unique tree species. There are numerous animals, as well as excellent beaches to enjoy. On the way you can stop at Azeitão, a town renowned for its wines and cheese.

Praia do Guincho is a beautiful beach and a superb spot for surfing and windsurfing. Located just outside Cascais, a car is required to get there.

Posted by Secretplaces / Portugal
Experienced on the 01-05-2011

Lisbon Tips

This information is posted by our travel community and our selected hotels

Lisbon Tips

A bit of knowledge

Belém Cultural Centre

One of the great cultural centres in Europe: exhibitions, performing arts, restaurants, gardens and shops. Praça do Império, Lisbon
Tel. 21 361 24 00 www.ccb.pt

Parque das Nações: Knowledge Pavilion Daily except Mon: 10h00-19h00rn-Macao Pavilion Tuesday to Friday: 12h00-18h00rn Saturday and Sunday: 15h00-20h00rn Closed Monday Cable Car Monday to Friday: 11h00-19h00 Weekends: 10h00-20h00

Oceanarium Europe's largest oceanarium Daily from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Feira da Ladra Flea Market, fills the Campo de Santa Clara, at the eastern edge of Alfama on Tuesdays and Saturdays (7am-6pm)

Posted by Secretplaces / Portugal
Experienced on the 27-05-2011

Lisbon Tips

This information is posted by our travel community and our selected hotels

Lisbon Tips

Tagus Village by Sushic

Quinta do Tagus(00351212954359)

Typical Portuguese Food and Sushi.

Posted by Quinta do Tagus Village / Lisboa / Portugal
Experienced on the 02-06-2014

Viver como um Lisbonense

Bairro Alto

Ao optar pela House4 não necessita de carro, está em pleno coração de lisboa, ande a pé e viva como um lisbonense.

Posted by House 4BA / Lisboa - Bairro Alto / Portugal
Experienced on the 14-09-2013

Restaurante Vin Rouge

Rua Fernandes Tomás, nº 1 - 2750-342 Cascais(21 468 44 39)

Wonderful location and exquisite food, beautifully presented. Excellent wine list too.

Posted by Hotel Albatroz / portugal
Experienced on the 10-10-2011

Lisbon Life

Belém Cultural Centre, which holds the Berardo Collection, one of the great modern art collections of Europe.

The 16th Century Jerónimos Monastery (a must see), Torre de Belém (again a must see), the Monument to the Discoveries, which boasts great views from the top, the tropical Garden Museum, Naval and Coach Museums and even the Gulbenkian Planetarium.

If you want to put on a bit of weight, then we heartily recommend a trip to the Belém “Pastel de Nata” bakery. It is impossible to have just one of their delicious custard tarts, the recipe of which remains a secret even to this day. (Allegedly, only 3 living persons at a time are thought to hold the recipe).

You should plan at least a couple of days to explore the rich variety of Lisbon’s quarters (bairros) and attractions.

Alfama is the oldest part of Lisbon, going from the walls of the castle São Jorge down to the Tejo. High above the city centre to the west of the Baixa is the so called Bairro Alto. This is the natural place to wind up at night. Well worth a morning or afternoon stroll to explore.

The Baixa is Europe's first example of Neoclassical design and urban planning. The lower town is very much the heart of the city and main shopping area.

The Parque das Nações, the former EXPO area, is still worth a visit.

Outside Lisbon there is a lot more to see:

Sintra, a world heritage site, has all the charm of a fairy tale town and was once described by Lord Byron as "the glorious Eden". Sintra has beautiful palaces old residences to visit, particularly the Palácio da Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, Convento dos Capuchos, Palácio da Vila and luxuriant gardens of Monserrate.

Costa da Caparica is a thoroughly Portuguese resort with restaurants and summer bars. It is a perfect place to swim or laze around on the sand. Located south of Lisbon, getting there is by way of crossing the Tagus Bridge or a ferry boat and bus.rnrnEstoril and Cascais can be reached within 20 min. from Lisbon.

Estoril was once known as the "Portuguese Rivieira" with grandiose villas and luxury hotels whereas Cascais was an old fishing village with pretty houses by the sea, is now a major resort. Both villages are connected by a beautiful promenade along the coast.

Serra da Arrábida, between Setúbal and Sesimbra is a peaceful nature reserve with its own microclimate that has created unique tree species. There are numerous animals, as well as excellent beaches to enjoy. On the way you can stop at Azeitão, a town renowned for its wines and cheese.

Praia do Guincho is a beautiful beach and a superb spot for surfing and windsurfing. Located just outside Cascais, a car is required to get there.

Posted by Secretplaces / Portugal
Experienced on the 01-05-2011

A bit of knowledge

Belém Cultural Centre

One of the great cultural centres in Europe: exhibitions, performing arts, restaurants, gardens and shops. Praça do Império, Lisbon
Tel. 21 361 24 00 www.ccb.pt

Parque das Nações: Knowledge Pavilion Daily except Mon: 10h00-19h00rn-Macao Pavilion Tuesday to Friday: 12h00-18h00rn Saturday and Sunday: 15h00-20h00rn Closed Monday Cable Car Monday to Friday: 11h00-19h00 Weekends: 10h00-20h00

Oceanarium Europe's largest oceanarium Daily from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Feira da Ladra Flea Market, fills the Campo de Santa Clara, at the eastern edge of Alfama on Tuesdays and Saturdays (7am-6pm)

Posted by Secretplaces / Portugal
Experienced on the 27-05-2011

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