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    Science Museum

    by Birsen Written Oct 2, 2007

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    The Interactive Science Museum has highly educational exhibits with cutting-edge technology and multimedia.

    There are fun interactive displays and simulations, explaining the use of technology in everyday life. Many of the world's major scientific institutes contribute to thematic exhibitions, making this a rewarding experience for both adults and children.

    There is also a cybercafe with free but limited 30-minute access.

    I had visited San Francisco Science Museum 2 times. Most of the display shows was gifted from them to Lisbon Science Museum in 99. Anyway, I loved the place...

    Science Museum
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    Go to see a good 'fado'. The...

    by silvia-m.b Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Go to see a good 'fado'. The most well-know people about this music are: Argentina Santos with her black clothes in memory of Maria Severa, Alfredo Duarte well-know as 'O Marceneiro' (who wrote most of the songs) or Amália Rodrigues

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    Oceanário - Dive into the ocean

    by Ines_ Written Mar 24, 2012

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    Lisbon’s Oceanário is one amazing collection of ocean’s biodiversity. The Oceanário is divided by Oceans and world zones. The center of the whole building is a huge aquarium with sharks and Manta ray.

    It’s located in Parque das Nações which is a nice place to walk near Tagus River. In the site you will find all the information you need and how to get there.
    The prices for adults are 13.00€ for permanent exposition or 16€ for permanent plus temporary exposition. If you buy the tickets online you have 10% discount and in summer months you may have to face a big queue so it’s a good option.

    If you haven’t seen anything like it, you are in for a treat. You won’t regret it!

    To get there: best way to get to Parque das Nações is Subway red line, Oriente stop.

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    Port by the glass...and then load up on history

    by SOLODANCER Updated Jul 29, 2010

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    One of the better rewards, if not the greatest, being in Lisbon is to enjoy the less heralded but unpararelled Portuguese wines. And the wine variety found in Portugal is staggering.

    One of them is Port. Known in Portuguese as Vinho do Porto. The wine comes and originated from the demarcated region of the Douro Valley in the northern province of Portugal in and around the city of Porto, hence the name of the wine. Nowadays Port which is a fortified wine actually is also produced outside of Portugal, wine -producing countries such as Australia, South Africa, Argentina, even from California, just to name a few which are simply port-like as only the ones from Portugal can be labelled clearly as Port or Porto.

    Port wine is typically sweet, reason it is enjoyed most often as a dessert wine, either as an apperitiv and/or after dinner indulgence. And it comes in dry, semi-dry and white varieties. It is produced by fortifying the grape by the addition of a spirit which is a neutral grape known as 'aguardente'. Doing this stops the fermentation process leaving only the residual sugar which then boost the alcohol content. The sweetness of Port depending is equated to brandy by most unsavvy drinkers but it bears little if no resemblance at all to commercial brandies.

    In Lisbon, one of the best places to enjoy Port (and other types of wines) is at the Instituto Vinho do Porto (Port Wine Institute) in Bairro Alto. I cannot tell you how much Port wines this place is stack with but from the last time I visited the place the server I talked to truly dazzled me by offering me at an unthinkable price for a glass of Port dating back to the 1800's. I politely refused of course knowing one glass of it would without exageration be equivalent to my roundtrip airfare and possibly twice over! They give you a list you can choose from and the names and year are enough to make one gasp literally. But if you just want to experience a good Port here, you can enjoy it at a minimum cost. And here they also serve small bites or snacks of sandwiches and smoked cured ham to go with your wine.

    The institute is a nice little oasis of subdued tranquility and mood-lighting ambiance wherein one can go in and then linger in nice comfortable couches after a day of sightseeing. One thing to remember tho that this is a place frequented mostly by visitors/tourists who have read and heard so much of the place.

    The institute is open everyday except Sunday from about noon til 1 - 2AM.

    Instituto Vinho do Porto
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  • Fado music

    by lucybittles Written Nov 21, 2007

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    If you travel to Lisbon, Portugal you must hunt out the Fado music. I travelled there with a friend a few years ago and will never forget it. Look for a small family run restaurant in the Barrioi Alto - not the touristy ones - for Fado music. You will be amazed and delighted at the way they entertain you. You order your meal and as you are eating they close the doors and shutters and play guitars with or without a singer every 10 minutes or so. They expect strict silence but you are so enthralled you will not be able to speak!! We will never forget it and plan to go back some day. I think the restaurant we favoured was called NONO!

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    Port wine institute

    by ncoutroulis Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you love port wine, you won't want to miss this. It's a whole institue devoted to tasting differetn types of port. They literally have hundreds of different ports by the glass, ranging from a dollar or so, to a hundred dollars or so. It's a great environment ot sit back, relax, and enjoy some fantastic ports.

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    Culturgest

    by ginguba Written Mar 2, 2006

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    If you're into arts, all kind of arts, you should visit Culturgest. Its purpose is to manage cultural facilities and organize artistic and scientific events, like exhibitions, dance and theatre performances, seminars and conferences.

    Check out what's happening at their website: http://www.culturgest.pt/ . The website is in portuguese, but you might get the names of the events. Anyway, you can always ask me.

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    National Theatre D. Maria II

    by anaanes Written Apr 27, 2013

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    You can visit the theatre every Monday morning at 11:30 a.m, there are visits in foreign languages.
    In the guided visits you can check the historical and artistic patrimony of the theatre.
    The price is about 6€.

    National Theatre D. Maria II
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    Gocar Tour

    by patrick.c Updated Nov 13, 2009

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    Gocar Tours Lisbon - Fun and Exciting Lisbon Tours

    Description
    GoCar is an entirely new way to explore a city. These nifty yellow convertibles talk to you and take you on a city tour you'll never forget. The advanced navigational capabilities of the GPS deliver an informative tour, high-lighting specific locations throughout Lisbon as you drive. Just follow the friendly audio directions and relax.
    Unlike a traditional tour GoCar gives you complete autonomy over where, what and in what order you see sights and also how long you spend at any given point. The cars have a personality and a sense of humor, telling the stories that bring a city to life while guiding the way with clear driving directions.The GoCar takes you to spectacular places few visitors get to see. It's like having a local show you around and this little car can go where the tour buses can't. Hop into a GoCar and let this little yellow car take you on a guided tour of the city. Our Tours are available in English,French,German, Spanish and Portuguese.

    Come discover why Time Magazine considered us has one of " the most amazing inventions of the year" and why the Portuguese Institute of Tourism sponsors Gocar Tours.
    You will have pure fun while discovering all the corners that bring Lisbon to life.

    Gocar Tours is a worldwide awarded Carbon Neutral company from March 2009 until March 2010.

    Inclusions
    Driving licence and good mood!

    Special Notes
    You must be older then 18 and have a valid drivings licence.

    Available
    open everyday

    Prices *
    Product Price
    If you are on a rush, then Gocar is just the ideal for you. Picking up a one hour Tour you will get the chance to see all the main sights of Lisbon, acess all private areas and have a lot of fun while discovering all about Lisbon 25.00 EUR

    Itinerary
    Duration:

    Thats the magic about Gocar. You can take for one hour or the whole day. You decide what to visit and the time of your tour

    Contact operator

    Phone:

    +351 21 096 50 30

    Mobile / Cell:

    +351 91 116 60 07

    Fax:

    +351 21 096 79 26

    Address:

    Rua dos Douradores, 16 - 1100-206 Lisboa

    Web Site:

    www.gocartours.pt

    Augusta street Alfama neighbourhood
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  • fado

    by tondeike Written May 18, 2008

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    if you want to hear the real fado, singed and played by great people, you should go to TASCA DO CHICO, in the Bairro Alto.
    is a nice and small bar among the huge quantity of bars in that zone, people always wait outside to enter and to have a beer.
    it's great, and you don't have to pay.

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  • Workshop de Dancas Turcas com Tania Luiz

    by TaniaLuiz Written Mar 27, 2008

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    Workshop
    Danças Turcas

    (técnica clássica oriental e cigana)



    com Tania Luiz



    Com uma forte base de dança contemporânea e algumas incursões na rumba cigana, danças latinas, dança clássica Indiana e artes marciais, Tania luiz tem-se especializado na dança oriental há 13 anos. Estudou na Turquia esta forma de dança onde desenvolveu o gosto pelos seus tempos rápidos, címbalos de dedos, movimentos acrobáticos e suas raízes romani.

    Tendo ela própria sangue cigano, Tania é conhecida pela sua dança apaixonada e fogosa. Actuou e/ou ensinou no Japão, Tailândia, Turquia, India, Nepal, Portugal, China, Alemanha e Inglaterra.

    Tania organizou no Japão workshops com Artemis, Ansuya e Aziza, conhecidas bailarinas de fama internacional.

    É membro do trio Kadife, com dois músicos profissionais turcos, um trio que actua no Japão desde 2006.

    Espaço Semente

    12 e 13 de Abril

    10h – 13h

    (R. José Duro, nº 15)

    (a 5 min. do metro Alvalade, esquina dos correios Av. Igreja)

    60€ (mín. 10 participantes)

    Info:

    Tlm: 912 111 111 (Mariana Dias)

    marianapor@gmail.com

    Tania Luiz
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    A Little Fado & Plenty of Port

    by Clairea Written Nov 16, 2005

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    I definitely recommend seeing a Fado performance while in Lisbon. It might not be your style of music, but it's still a great experience to have. The people are very passionate about it, which makes it fun for everyone--even those of us who don't speak a lick of Portugese! And, the tiny cafes where they perform give good meals and plenty of Port wine. You might be singing your heart out by the end too!

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    Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos

    by dcwizard Written Mar 6, 2005

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    Built in 1792-1795, this theater is modeled on some of the great Italian ones, like La Scala in Milan and San Carlo in Naples. Opera performances are given from September to June, as well as concerts and ballets throughout the year.

    I'm looking forward to a symphonic performance on April 9, 2005 with a program including Mahler, Mozart, and Schumann.

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  • GOCAR TOURS - FUN GPS GUIDED TOURS

    by rruanito Written Dec 26, 2009

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    GoCar is an entirely new way to explore a city. These nifty yellow convertibles talk to you and take you on a city tour you'll never forget. The advanced navigational capabilities of the GPS deliver an informative tour, high-lighting specific locations throughout Lisbon as you drive. Just follow the friendly audio directions and relax.
    Unlike a traditional tour GoCar gives you complete autonomy over where, what and in what order you see sights and also how long you spend at any given point. The cars have a personality and a sense of humor, telling the stories that bring a city to life while guiding the way with clear driving directions.The GoCar takes you to spectacular places few visitors get to see. It's like having a local show you around and this little car can go where the tour buses can't. Hop into a GoCar and let this little yellow car take you on a guided tour of the city.
    The pros of the activity is just the pure fun it provides to you. everybody keeps on waving as you drive and with the sun of Lisbon, to drive a convertible is just pure fun. Concening the cons, they do not deliver pick up at the hotel, so i couldn´t drive my "fonzie" back to the hotel!

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    Bairro Alto

    by Ines_ Written Dec 26, 2012

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    By day Bairro Alto is a traditional Portuguese neighborhood, with narrow and steep streets, picturesque and old houses and interesting stores. In Bairro Alto you can discover some of Lisbon’s most important churches: São Roque and Carmo Ruins as one of the best viewing points of the city: São Pedro de Alcântara.

    By night Bairro, as the locals call it, turns into the most well-known place to experience Lisbon’s nightlife. Packed with small bars for every kind of taste and some of the best restaurants in town this is the place to be if you want to experience our nightlife.
    Especially at Friday and Saturday after 10p.m the streets of Bairro Alto will be packed (jam-packed!!) with people, because there’s the habit of drinking and socializing outside the bars. So if you want to avoid this go earlier (most part of the restaurants open early for tourists) or find a bar that you like (some have live music) and enjoy.

    How to get there
    Subway: Blue Line – Baixa/Chiado Stop
    Tram: 28 – Largo Camões
    If you are in Restauradores you can catch Gloria’s Lift to São Pedro de Alcântara viewing point or if you are in Rua do Carmo/Rua da Prata catch Santa Justa’s Lift and enjoy the views until you arrive to Largo do Carmo.

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