Distrito de Lisboa Travel Guide

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Lisbon

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Sintra

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538,2164,24

Cascais

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452,2321,32

Estoril

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62,353,19

Belém

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263,1023,0

Cabo da Roca

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Ericeira

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55,198,7

Queluz

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35,164,3

Mafra

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20,117,1

Torres Vedras

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18,24,7

Colares

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11,29,6

Lourinhã

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6,15,0

Vila Franca de Xira

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Oeiras

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12,34,2

Cacilhas

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3,25,0

Amadora

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6,15,3

Carcavelos

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3,22,4

Azenhas do Mar

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Zambujeira do Mar

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3,7,0

Areia Branca

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2,12,0

Sobreiro

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1,8,0

Lisbon

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  • Churches and monasteries

    Lisbon Things to Do

    The construction of this monument, in Gothic style, started in 1389 by order of Nuno Álvares Pereira, in the sequence of an oath regarding the batlle of Aljubarrota. However, it was not concluded before 1423. It was destroyed in the first of November of 1755 by the horrible and well known earthquake.

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  • Olissippo Lapa Palace

    Lisbon Hotels

    Great weekend. Best hotel in Lisbon for gardens and outside pool 5* and so not cheap. Excellent...

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  • Café Pastéis de Belém

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lisbon Restaurants

    Once you're done with the Jerónimos Monastery visit go to the Antiga Confetaria de Belèm for some Pastéis. The Pastéis crust is crispy and flaky while the filling is nice and creamy. It tastes very much like a Crème Brûlée but without the Brûlée. You can get the Pastéis in two ways: Either line up to pick up the pastries and go or just walk past...

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Sintra

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  • Quinta da Regaleira

    5 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Things to Do

    "Man of scientific spirit, very large culture and rare sensibility...", is what I read in the leaflet received at the entrance of the park, about the man who conceived the place. I can't follow him! I find no harmony, no connection between the buildings, no rationality at all. Maybe... that's the idea. It's not easy to classify the place, but it...

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  • Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort

    Sintra Hotels

    We had a great holiday at this hotel, but there are some shortcomings which you should consider...

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  • Café a Piriquita

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Restaurants

    I visited Piriquita cafe in March 2011 for one reason – to sample the local Queijadas de Sintra ("cheesecakes of Sintra"). I had just eaten lunch at Restaurante Alcobaca next door, but their dessert menu did not include queijadas, so I made my way to Piriquita instead. My guidebook recommended Piriquita as the best place to sample these local...

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Cascais

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  • Boca do Inferno

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cascais Things to Do

    This deep crevice in the rocky coast near Cascais is a popular draw for tourists, although I personally failed to see why. Maybe the weather was just too nice and the sea too calm when I visited. In fact it looked rather tranquil, quite a letdown considering its name translated into English is 'The Mouth of Hell'! Furthermore, a number of...

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  • Hotel Cascais Miragem

    Cascais Hotels

    We had a very nice stay at Hotel Miragem. The hotel is new and of a very high quality. Rooms have...

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  • Cascais Train

    Cascais Transportation

    The Cascais Train is a modern electrical one. The ride from Lisbon is along the outer track with the best view over the river.Tickets (including the chargable ones) will be checked by the onboard inspector.Displays above the inner doors displays the upcoming stops.Real time Public Transportation info on the Cascais map.

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Estoril

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  • Gambling and Show

    Estoril Nightlife

    I'm not a gambler and each time I visit a Casino I plan in advance the total amount to spend by each member of the family. I'm glad to notice that everybody, even the boys, accept it naturally, and have no temptation to risk one more cent. That kind of discipline and concept of the games make the casino an amusement like any other. And Estoril was...

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  • Palacio Hotel Estoril

    Estoril Hotels

    Rua Particular, Estoril, Estremadura, 2769-504, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Estoril Train station

    Estoril Transportation

    The Estoril Train station is nothing more than a train stop at the Lisbon Cais Do Sodré to Cascais line. There are platform at the out side of the tracks connected via stairways.A tunnel underneath connect the beach with the village (after you take the crossover of the Route National). At the station are ticket machines.Real time Public...

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Belém

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  • Pink palace guards

    Belém Off The Beaten Path

    I did like the way the Palácio Nacional de Belém (the presidential palace) was so very, very pink. It is much oler than it might seem.......orginally uilt in the 16th century, with various additions in the 17th, 18th and 19th.Since 1912, when Portugal became a republic, the various presidents have used it as their base.I was also intrigued by the...

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  • 'Hidden' gardens.

    Belém Off The Beaten Path

    There are some rather nice botanical gardens in Belem.Actually, there are some rather nice gardens between the monastery and the river.....well worth wandering through...but I did like the Jardim Agrícola Tropical.It isn't huge (15 acres) and isn't old (1912) but a group of VT-ers found it a lovely, shady place for a wander on a very hot day.There...

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  • Tram 15

    Belém Transportation

    Tram 15 runs from Placa da Figueira in Lisbon to Belem and onwards to Alges. It's a whizzy modern tram, not one of the old ones.You can catch it outside Cais do Sodre railway station in central Lisbon as well, but after my latest visit I wouldn't advise that unless you are staying nearby. I don't know whether it was because a cruise ship was in...

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Cabo da Roca

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  • Cabo da Roca Lighthouse

    Cabo da Roca Things to Do

    Apparently it had been thought that Cabo Finisterre and Cabo de São Vicente were the "endpoints of Europe", but actually it has now been decided that Cabo da Roca (at 9° 29.8' W) is the real westernmost point of the Eurasian continent. It is 15 km west of Cabo Finisterre.On this cape is a lighthouse which is geographically significant (as the...

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  • The lighthouse

    Cabo da Roca Things to Do

    On the cape there is a lighthouse completed in 1772, but modified in 1843. The square shaped tower is 22 metres high and the light from the lantern can be seen 25 nautical miles away at night. The lantern is red and the tower is painted white with grey details. The surrounding buildings are white with orange terracotta roof. The lighthouse is still...

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  • Café/Restaurant at Cabo da Roca

    Cabo da Roca Restaurants

    In the basement of the souvenir shop there is a café/restaurant. I visited Cabo da Roca for an hour and after walking around in the rain and wind it was good to come inside for a while. I bought a hot chocolate with whipped cream for 1.90 Euro (March 2010). I brought it to a table where I had nice view over the rocks and ocean below, but I didn’t...

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Ericeira

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  • The Best in Ericeira

    Ericeira Restaurants

    Nice place, excelent food, sweet people. It's a restaurant located in the north of Ericeira, with large sun terrace with panoramic views over the sea, the specialty is Portuguese food, fresh fish and seafood. Mariscada do Norte - It has a mix of delicious seafood

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  • Residencial Camarao

    Ericeira Hotels

    Avenida do Espirito Santo 32, Ericeira, 2655-275, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • The Best in Ericeira

    Ericeira Restaurants

    Nice place, nice food, sweet people. Ti Matilde is a restaurant located in the north of Ericeira, with large sun terrace with panoramic views over the sea, the specialty is Portuguese food, fresh fish and seafood. Mariscada do Norte - It has a mix of delicious seafood and I loved the grilled sea bass

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Queluz

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  • Garden statues

    Queluz Favorites

    Scattered all over the gardens are statues depicting just about every thing you could imagine. From what looks to be scenes from Roman mythology to what reminds me of an Egyptian sphinx and even cupid and his "victims".

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  • Dona Maria I Pousada Queluz

    Queluz Hotels

    I have not stayed here, but I took a picture of the Pousada when I was in Queluz in 1964. This is...

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  • Gardens

    Queluz Favorites

    Just a few views aroun the various gardens that surround the palace, from the Pensil Gardens, to the Malta Gardens and by way of the Tiled Canal, there is lots to see outside as well as inside the Queluz Palace.

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Mafra

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  • The Monastery

    Mafra Things to Do

    Immense, rich, millions spent for... what? It is the greatest monument of the Portuguese baroque, and that is useful nowadays, when tourism became an important industry. But when Europe started the Industrial Revolution couldn't king João V find a better way to use the gold from Brazil? Well, it's done, and it's there. The church and the royal...

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  • Quinta dos Machados

    Mafra Hotels

    Estrada Nacional No. 8, Barras, Mafra, Distrito de

  • Palace

    Mafra Things to Do

    It's a long walk, visiting all the palace. The most remarkable thing is that the luxury placed in the building is not followed inside: many large rooms, well decorated, good artworks, but not the richness I expected.Anyway, the contrast with the eastern side, where, for nine months, I was on of the more than 2000 training officers, is absolute!

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Torres Vedras

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  • Torres Vedras

    Torres Vedras Favorites

    Despite the widespread evidence of human settlement stretching back almost to the beginning of times, the history of Torres Vedras really began when King D. Afonso Henriques drove out the moors during the 12th century. His mark was left in the various relics and treasures found in the area.The city was also the stage of many historical scenes. D....

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  • Promar - Porto Novo Hotelaria Lda

    Torres Vedras Hotels

    Vimeiro Porto Novo, Torres Vedras, 2560-100, pt

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Windmills

    Torres Vedras Things to Do

    Near Torres Vedras I've seen dozens of windmills. The region has numerous small hills and it seems all these small hills have a windmill on top.The particular windmill on the picture is located 1Km from Torres Vedras near the entrance to the A8 highway and its not difficult to find it.

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Colares

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  • Tram from Sintra to Colares

    Colares Transportation

    The best and the cheapest way to travel from Sintra to Colares or Praia Das Macas is by Tram, it costs just a few euros & is an enjoyable experience. As there is only one bus company in Colares the buses are over priced & in the summer overcrowded

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  • Vip Miramonte Hotel

    Colares Hotels

    Avenida Do Atlantico 155

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Monströse Einkaufpaläste

    Colares Shopping

    In Cascais Shopping kommt jeder auf den Geschmack einzukaufen. Dieses riesige Gebäude umfasst unzählige kleine Boutiquen, Kleidungsgeschäfte, Surfshops und und und. Man sollte für einmal schlendern mal mindestens 4 Stunden einkalkulieren.Unter anderem ist auch ein riesiger Fnaq im Cascais Shopping die neben Rechnern, Mp3 Playern etc. auch Unmengen...

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Lourinhã

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  • Dinossaurs Trail

    Lourinhã Things to Do

    If you like trekking, then the PR1 "Route of the Dinosaurs" may be your choice. It begins with the Lourinhã Museum, which includes a valuable paleontology wing, and ends at Fort Paimogo after almost 10 Kms with dinosaurs footprints, sites of historical interest, such as the Convent of St. Anthony, Misericordia Church, Castle Church, beautiful...

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  • Expressly for banquets

    Lourinhã Restaurants

    I used this restaurant for a meeting with the people that has been with me in the war, in Angola. I must confess that I didn't pay much attention to the meal, but I remember a very good fish, a regular meat, and a very good unbranded wine.Appetizers and dessert were common, the room was comfortable, the service was nice and efficient, and the...

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  • St Anthony convent

    Lourinhã Things to Do

    Right in the centre of town there's a discreet church, that is a classified monument. This convent comes from the 16th century, and shows the signs of the several transformations suffered along the centuries.I didn't have time to enter.

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Vila Franca de Xira

  • A town with a tradition for bull...

    Vila Franca de Xira Local Customs

    Vila Franca is one of the centers of portuguese bull fighting, a thing that is not so big in Portugal.If you are not aware of it then the bull is not killed in portuguese bull fighting, but just chased around the arena by a bullfighter who is sitting on a horse.It's killed in a humane way after the show, but so are the bulls and cows at the local...

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  • Leziria Parque Hotel

    Vila Franca de Xira Hotels

    Estrada Nacional 1 - Povos, Vila Franca De Xira, 2

  • Simply fantastic food!

    Vila Franca de Xira Restaurants

    This place was a completely accidental find. And what a nice find it was. We had been disappointed to find out that the town's supposedly best restaurant had closed, so we were going around the main streets trying to look for a good substitute. Not finding any, we decided finally on just a place offering the usual fish and meat fare. Standing in...

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Oeiras

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  • S Julião da Barra fort

    Oeiras Off The Beaten Path

    Still used by the government as the official residence of the Minister of Defense, the stronghold of S. Julião da Barra divides the large and popular beach of Carcavelos and the cosy beach of Torre. Its construction began in the 16Th century, and it was present in many historic events since then.

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  • Express By Holiday Inn Lisbon Oeiras

    Oeiras Hotels

    Estrada De Paco D Arcos Oeiras 0 243

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Nice place

    Oeiras Restaurants

    Peter started to be a restaurante in Azores, but grew, covering many activities connected with the sea. Promoted as "The best bar in the world for yacht people", one more restaurante was opened in Oeiras marina. We went there for a "difficult" family lunch (many ages and tastes), and they passed with general aproval.

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Cacilhas

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  • Eat Seafood Galore and then walk...

    Cacilhas Things to Do

    Well, I'll just bundle up things we did on this wonderful riverside town in one tip....SEAFOOD! Once we arrived at the ferry, a waiter immediately tried to entice us to go and have seafood in their restaurant. What we did was just see where people were eating and ate seafood there ---- we chose the fresh fish and they cooked them for us. I had the...

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  • Visit the "Blue Church" of Cacilhas

    Cacilhas Things to Do

    You can't miss this church when you are walking around Cacilhas. It is called the Church of Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso (Our Lady of the Good Success). This is an ununsual color for a church, and so my sister and I took pictures outside of it.But the significance of this church is in relation to the "great earthquake of November 1, 1755, which...

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  • Take easy Ferry going to Cacilhas

    Cacilhas Transportation

    It is so easy to take the ferry from Lisbons’ Cais do Sodré (every 10 minutes) to Cacilhas at the other side of the river Tagus. Cais do Sodré is situated at Praça do Duque da Terceira (and his Statue) in central Lisbon on the bank of Tagus River.Transtejo is the main ferry compoany for crossing at the Tagus River. And it's not just tourists who...

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