Lisbon Off The Beaten Path

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    Moorish Castle
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  • 1. Day trips: Sintra, Cascais, Alcochete...

    Mandatory for anyone spending more than two days in Lisbon, a trip along the coast until Cascais allows you to see some beautiful beaches lined with classical palaces and modern villas. Estoril joins...

  • 2. Monuments and structures

    Located in the eastern part of Lisbon, it stands a little bit isolated, turning it in a less visited monument. It's a very interesting church from the 16th century, now making part of the Tile...

  • 3. Little things to notice in Lisbon

    Not so visited as its neighbor Alfama, this quarter still has its attractive look, sharing most of the characteristics, and giving a perfect look of Lisbon. A few interesting monuments enhance this...

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

    This was the house where Amalia Rodrigues spent her last 45 years. Six rooms are open to the public here. These are almost like Amalia left them. The hall; with a huge Amalia' s portrait; the dining...

  • 5. 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...

  • 6. Neighborhood sights

    In a hill in the north entrance of Lisbon a park surrounds the museums of costumes (Museu do Traje) and theatre (Museu do Teatro). It´s a large and refreshing park with lots of botanical species and...

  • 7. 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...

  • 8. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 12. elevator/lift of Gloria lisbon

    This is a popular elevator or lift funicular right off the praça restauradores that takes you from downtown to the Bairro Alto district. The best here is that...

  • 13. Bridge of 25 April Lisbon

    This is the ponte 25 Abril in Lisbon. in Portuguese more of it here wonderful suspension bridge over the Tajo river of Lisbon. Its a...

  • 14. The Elevador de Santa Justa

    The Elevador de Santa Justa is a large late 19th century elevator built by the architect, Raul Mesnier. The elevator connects you from the Baixa district with...

  • 15. Russian Orthodox Church

    I found by chance this small Russian church in Alfama area. It was open and could visit it inside in the afternoon. There are many Ukrainian workers in Lisbon,...

  • 16. Teatro Nacional D Maria II, Lisbon

    located at Praça Dom Pedro Iv, Lisbon, tel +351 21 325 0800. This is a wonderful building and even better to see a play here.A bit of history I like.The...

  • 17. 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...

  • 18. 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...

  • 19. 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...

  • 20. 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...

  • 21. 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...

  • 22. 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...

  • 23. 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...

  • 24. 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...

  • 25. 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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