Lisbon Off The Beaten Path

  • Day trips: Sintra, Cascais, Alcochete...
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  • Day trips: Sintra, Cascais, Alcochete...
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  • Regaleira Estate - Initiation Well
    Regaleira Estate - Initiation Well
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  • 1. Day trips: Sintra, Cascais, Alcochete...

    Spend a day on the beach in Carcavelos or just have a great lunch/dinner in one of the beach restaurants. It's also a good option to take some Surf / bodyboard lessons. There's plenty of Surf Schools...

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  • 2. Neighborhood sights

    One of the oldest traditions still in use in Lisbon is the "Volta Saloia" that consists in going out from Lisbon to the surrounding small towns and villages, from where the "saloios" - rural folks -...

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  • 3. Little things to notice in Lisbon

    This residential area, a little bit in the outskirts of town when built, now almost in the heart of it, keeps its original look and lifestyle. The local market, inaugurated in 1939, suffered already...

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  • 4. Monuments and structures

    A large building now used for military purposes, is something I can't qualify. It seems a fort, but it is only a palace with a style that... style? Well, just have a look and make no questions,...

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  • 5. Out-of-the-way museums and sights

    Take the tram 15 and ride to Carris transport museum. A watman will accompany you after wisiting the artifacts and objects halls and he will get you in a tram which is built in 1910's and you will...

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  • 6. Belém sightseeing

    Very few people know, but Lisbon (near Belém) has some windmills you can visit! It's called "Santana Windmills", and they’re found in a neighborhood park in the Ajuda district above Belém. The...

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  • 7. Sports, entertainment, and culture

    There lies a 1000 hectare park in the hills in Lisbon called Monsanto. It is one of the only forested areas in the city. It is frequented by outdoor recreationalists. There is camp grounds available...

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  • 8. Shopping

    This could be one of the best areas of Lisbon, but it is one of the worst. Not recommended at night, even during the day it may have problems, because of the ethnic and religious minorities that...

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  • 9. Lisbon for kids

    Parents - Monsanto - Get the No.2 or 13 to Monsanto park and as well as a nice day you'll also find Alto de Serafina (or Indian Park) as it may be known. A grand childrens play area which you will be...

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  • 10. Take to the road: driving out of Lisbon

    Some 40kms south of Lisbon and a few kms west of Sesimbra is the remote, windswept Cabo Espichel and Santuario de Nossa Senhora do Cabo. Sheer cliffs drop away from the 17th century church (built with...

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  • 11. On the water

    Lisbon’s answer to the Golden Gate Bridge is this, the Bridge of the 25th April or Ponte 25 de Abril to give it its Portuguese name. Dating to 1966, and constructed by the same company who built its...

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  • 12. Campo dos Mártires da Pátria

    I took the funicular, Elevador do Lavra, from Avenida da Liberdade, and when strolling around in the Torel district, I found the Campo dos Mártires da...

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  • 13. Jardim do Torel

    I took the funicular, Elevador do Lavra, from Avenida da Liberdade, and when strolling around in the Torel district, I found this small 'secret' garden which is...

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  • 14. Jardim do Torel (Torel's Garden)

    I have found this garden and viewpoint when I worked near it.Although living in Lisbon, i've never heard of it, so I believe it's a well kept secret.It's a...

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  • 15. Cristo Rei

    From Lisbon, to get to Cristo Rei, you have to get the Fertagus train. It is, by itself, a really nice experience as you will cross the Tejo river by...

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  • 16. Ferry trip to Cacilhas (River Tagus)

    My sister read on her travel book about Cacilhas and she convinced me to take a day trip there to explore. I was a little bit anxious about taking the ferry...

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  • 17. Ginja Cherry Liquor

    When in Lisbon or other place in Portugal, try the cherry flavored drink Ginja. Widely available in most grocery stores, you can also try a shot with the cherry...

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  • 18. Top 10’s world’s best grafitti

    In 2010, some abandoned buildings in Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo were a “white” canvas for huge grafittis. The authors are Blu (Italian) and OsGêmeos...

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  • 19. The Sexiest WC on Earth

    In Terreiro do Paço one of the new attractions is the “Sexiest WC on Earth” by Renova (a Portuguese company which sells products related with paper).This...

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  • 20. Ler devagar - Lx Factory Library/Book shop

    Ler Devagar is a library and book shop on the Lx Factory complex. It is huge and really beautiful! It has 3 floors with an uncountable number of books – old and...

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  • 21. Lx Factory

    What was it?“It’s in the year 1846 that a threads and fabrics Company called “Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos Lisbonense”, one of the most important manufacturing...

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  • 22. Santa Justa viewing point for free

    Santa Justa lift is one of the normal stopping points in Lisbon and it has been around since 1902. In summer months, every day, tourists queue at the door to go...

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  • 23. Tropical forest in Europe

    On the left side of Parque de Eduardo VII is placed unexpected part of tropical flora in cold greenhouse. It's called Estufa fria. There is two parts, one with...

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  • 24. Sports and leisure

    If you're planning to stay a little longer in Lisbon and you like phisycal activities like sports or dancing you should check out what'll be hapenning in the...

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  • 25. Walk to Belem

    We like walking,and so we did walk to Belem.And we saw much more than going by tram.We saw that famous red bridge,people fishing,little boats,BIG boeat (made in...

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