You should buy the Lisboa Card. It offers you Unlimited use of the public transportation, free entrance or reductions to museums, sights, restaurants etc and additional reductions.
It offers 100% Reduction at the following places:
Cold Greenhouse, Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves Dwelling Museum, St Anthony´s Museum, City Museum, Music Museum, Folk Art Museum, Chiado Museum, Museum of the Geologic Institut,
National Archaeology Museum, National Ancient Art Museum, National Tile Museum, National Ethnology Museum, National Theatre Museum, National Costume Museum, National Coach Museum, Air Museum, Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, National Pantheon, Ajuda National Palace, Pena National Palace, Pena Park, Queluz National Palace, Sintra National Palace,
Mafra National Palace.
It offers 50% Reduction at the following places:
Carris - Aerobus, Carristur - Sintra, Mestre João da Silva Dwelling Museum, Arpad Szènes,
Water Museum, Science Museum, Macau Scientific and Cultural Center Museum, Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium.
It offers 40% Reduction at the following places:
Tourist Train - Parque das Nações.
It offers 30% Reduction at the following places:
Belém, Fado and Portuguese Guitar House, St George Castle, Olisipónia - St George Castle,
Lisboa Experience - Audiovisual show, St. Roque Museum, Tramcars and Buses Museum,Toy Museum, Puppet Museum, Monument of the Discoveries.
It offers 25% Reduction at the following places:
Carris - Hills Tour / Discoveries Tour - Sightseeing Tour in an old tramcar, Carristur - Tagus Tour / Orient Tour, Carristur - LVT Cruzeiro, Frigate D.Fernando II and Glória, Maritime Museum. It offers 20% Reduction at the following places:
Sidecar Touring - Sightseeing Tours, Transtejo - River Tour, Quinta do Sanguinha, Modern Art Center, Design Museum, Portuguese Decorative Art Museum, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum,
Military Museum, Carmo Archeologic Museum, Knowledge Pavillion, Vasco da Gama Aquarium - Exhibitions and Selling of tropical fresh water fishes.
It offers 15% Reduction at the following places:
Cityrama/Gray Line - Sightseeing Tours, Lisboa Zoo, Lisbon Oceanarium, Train and Bus - Sintra -Cabo da Roca -Cascais-Sintra, Belém Cultural Center, Culturgest - Exhibitions, Torres Joalheiros - Jewellery, Valentim de Carvalho, Adega Mesquita - Fado House Restaurant, Lisboa Vista do Tejo ( Restaurant - Cruise ), Tagus Craft Shop, Fábrica Cerâmica Viúva Lamego - Tiles and pottery, Fábrica Sant´Anna - Tiles and pottery
It offers different Reductions at the following places:
Monserrate Park - Sintra € 2, Capuchos Convent - Sintra € 2, Moorish Castle - Sintra € 2
LisboaCard 24hrs Adults: 13.50 €, Kids: 6.00 €
LisboaCard 48hrs Adults: 23.00 €, Kids: 9.50 €
LisboaCard 72hrs Adults: 28.00 €, Kids: 11.50 €
Travel to this points:
Marquês de Pombal
Av. da Liberdade
Praça do Comercio
Terreiro do Paço
Monument to the Discoveries
Typical Restaurant ('Fado'
and Folk dances show)
Return to the Hotel Crossing the bridge over
the River Tagus (if
Coach Museum, Jerónimos
Monastery (visit of the
Church) (both closed on
Mondays, replaced by the
visit of Ajuda Palace or
Tower of Belém
Monument to the Discoveries
Alfama (walking / wine
Marquês de Pombal Square
Free time to lunch.
14h30: proceeding to Sintra
Palace (visit / closed on
Wednesdays, replaced by
Cabo da Roca (the
westernmost point of
Europe) (from 1st April to 31st
Cascais (Glimpse of the
Estoril (Glimpse of the
Casino and its gardens)
Return to Lisbon.
Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Lisbon's Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries, or maybe Discoverers), is an outstanding landmark in this city. Dedicated to those brave explorers (yes before there was VT to help guide them) who made the Portugese name known throughout the world. You can go to the link below and there is an English PDF file that you can use to identify all the people represented there, I am SURE you will recognize many.
The last photo shows the world map, done in marble, found at the entrance to the monument. You can see Hansi and Lori "visiting" Canada.... http://www.padraodescobrimentos.egeac.pt/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=2&tabid=27
Bacalhau à brás
When we had VT meeting in Cascais I wanted to try typical Portuguese food. Teresa (tere1) recomended Bacalhau à brás and she was right - the dish was fantastic,only the portion was too big..))))
Bacalhau à brás is codfish with eggs and potatoes.
Here is the recipe:
Bacalhau à Brás
250-300g of bacalhau (dried codfish)
500g of potatoes, julienned into matchstick-like pieces
2 onions, finely chopped
large quantities of canola or corn oil for frying
2-3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
6 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
0.5dl chopped parsley
Soak the codfish for 24 h, changing the water 3-5 times to get rid of excess salt. When the fish has softened, check for bones and cut into pieces with kitchen scissors.
Peel and cut the potatoes into long, thick matchsticks. Rinse several times until the water remains clear; drain in a colander. Heat the oil in a large skillet, fry the potatoes till golden. (I use oils more suitable for heavy-duty frying and less expensive than high-grade olive oil for this purpose and enhance the taste of the dish by using good oil later in the process). Transfer the potatoes on a plate lined with kitchen towels to absorb excess fat. Next, fry the chopped onions in the oil until lightly browned. Put aside, and stir-fry the cod in the remaining oil.
Heat a little olive oil in a thick-bottomed kettle. Infuse the quartered garlic clove until golden, then remove. Add half of the potatoes and all of onions and bacalhau. Lightly beat 6 eggs in a bowl, season with freshly ground black pepper, then add this mixture into the kettle. Stir gently over a low heat, not unlike scrambling eggs: when the eggs are firm, take away from heat; add the chopped parsley. Just before serving, add the remaining fried potatoes to maintain their fried crispness. Decorate with black olives if desired and serve immediately with good crusty Portuguese bread and wine.
People here usually greet each...
People here usually greet each other with 2 kisses, one in each cheak, so if you know portuguese poeple and they greet u like that, or introduce you to other portuguese and they kiss you, don't be surprised. But in between 2 men, they just shake hands.