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Lisbon Sunset Small-Group Walking Tour with Fado Performance
"Start your Lisbon walking tour by joining your local guide in one of the city's most imposing squares the Praça dos Restauradores. This famous landmark commemorates Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640 and is a great starting point to discover the city's history and traditions.Walk along Gates Sant Antão street (Rua das Portas de Santo Anta a building that showcases the culture history music and food of the Alentejo region of Portugal. Then visit a famous tavern in the city where many Lisbon locals go to.Step back in time and enjoy a short ride on a vintage tram to enjoy a short ride on the vintage Tram 28 – a local transport l some of the city’s best-kept secrets. From this excellent viewpoint one of the best-kept secrets of the city
From EUR62.00
 
Private Tour: Lisbon Walking Tour
"Meet your guide in central Lisbon and set off on your private walking tour of this fascinating city.Stop first in Rossio Square (Praça do Rossio) Lisbon’s main meeting place since the Middle Ages. Gaze at the fountains and buildings and admire the 19th-century black and white wave-shaped mosaics that cover the square.Walk to Restauradores Square (Praça dos Restauradores) where a 98-foot (30-meter) high obelisk commemorates Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640. Here take in the art deco Eden Theatre building 18th-century Foz Palace and Liberdade Avenue the 19th-century boulevard that is Lisbon’s main lifeblood.Also
From EUR23.00
 
Family Tour: Essential Lisbon
"First time family visitors to Lisbon? Then this is the perfect walking tour for you. You'll be introduced to the most important sights of the city center and invite you and your family to discover some hidden treasures. Did you know that Portugal had a r you and your kids will get to know the neighborhoods of Baixa Bica Bairro Alto and Chiado while walking through the various districts. Hear some of the fascinating stories that are being told about Lisbon and its inhabitants the ‘alfacinhas’ (little lettuce heads as they are called). Learn about the most important symbols of the city and biggest events in Lisbon’s history: the conquest of the city the Discoveries
From EUR40.00

Little things to notice in Lisbon Tips (44)

Refreshing drink

One of the traditional liquors in Potugal, is Ginjinha, made from a sort of cherry. The most famous (and the best) is the one from Alcobaca, but tradition shows it being drunk in Obidos and in central Lisboa, specially in S. Domingos square, R. Portas de S. Antão or near the Parque Mayer.

But a secret known only by locals is a cheap long drink in a very small bar in Restauradores - O Pirata. It's a secret that seems to be made with Port wine, and has two varieties: Pirata and Perna de Pau, this one my favourite.

Look for the entrance at left of Eden building (Virgin).

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Sep 30, 2014

"A Ginjinha"

This small shop is located in São Domingos Square (Largo de São Domingos) close to Rossio. They sell this sweet drink that nobody should miss when visiting Lisbon. I'm just gonna write here what is written at the entrance and it's possible to see in the picture:
"A Ginjinha do Largo de São Domingos, owned by a Galician, named Espinheira, was the first shop in Lisboa to sell the beverage after which it is named and soon became one of the city's ex-libris. Advised by a friar of the Church of Santo Antonio, Espinheira made the experiment of letting cherries ferment in brandy, adding sugar, water and cinnamon. Success was immediate, both because it was sweet and it was inexpensive, and the Ginjinha became the typical beverage of Lisboa"

Just don't miss it!!!

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Sep 08, 2004

The Tropical Garden

Lisbon's tropical garden is easy to miss, hidden behind a gate to the right of Jeronimos Monastery. Most visitors must be too busy taking a look at and snapping pictures of the monastery, that they overlook the tall plam trees behind that gate. But it is a very nice place not only to rest for a while, but also to see some exotic trees and plants from around the world. They are all labeled so it is also a good learning experience. Most of them come from the former Portuguese colonies on the 5 continents. There are also little ponds a fowl wandering around.

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SonOfLusus
Oct 27, 2006

Pelourinho (Pillory)

The city's pelourinho is located right in the middle of Praça do Municipio in front of the City Hall.
National monument, the pillory is, as it is all over the country, a symbol of the municipality's authorithy. This pillory, built by the end of the 18th century, is one of the most beautiful in Portugal. Nevertheless it doesn't mean that the city's authonomy is from so later times...
The old pelourinho, with unknown aspect, during the manuelin period, knew its end with the earthquake of 1755.

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Oct 11, 2004
 
 
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The Cable Car ride

tBtw, this is my first time of riding a cable Car! Shame on me.

But, its worth the experience..you could see the city very clearly, and most of the beautiful pictures I took of the city came from the height inside the cable car.

I paid about eight euros for a double trip.

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Toyin
Jul 24, 2005

Praça de Espanha

Dominated by the beautiful palace of the Spanish Embassy, this square, abandoned for a long time, became an important centre to travel in and around Lisbon. Most of the buses to cross the river and to the coast, depart from there. Furthermore, it's at walking distance from Campo Pequeno and the top of Eduardo VII park, with Gulbenkian Museum and Lisbon's mosque in each way.

In the centre of the square, an arch belonging to the old aqueduct of "Águas Livres" and that has been dismantled to enlarge one street, is out of context but embellishing the square.

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solopes
Mar 29, 2016

A loo with a view.........

Well, not quite a view..but the public toilet outside the Se cathedral does have some rather interesting ancient remains exposed inside it. It's also very clean and pleasant.

I revisited in 2014 (this tip dates from 2009) and it is still equally clean and equally pleasant, although the lady in charge is somewhat more insistent about her tip. Fair enough...she does keep the loos lovely.

It's perhaps worth a quick stop just to look at the archaeology? :-)

I think it is always useful to know where there are public toilets are. I found others at Cais do Sodre station (also very clean but now costing 50 euro cents) and inside the Convento del Carmen.

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Apr 19, 2014

Azinhagas

Around central Lisbon, the old quarters developed themselves with precarious, narrow and windy streets, giving access to also precarious habitations.

With the development of town, the precarious habitations gave place to stable buildings, but most of the old streets were kept, under the name of "azinhaga".

They are disappearing, but, here and there they still may be seen, sometimes providing unusual views in a modern and quickly growing town.

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Mar 29, 2016
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"Lisboa"
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"Keeweechic's Lisbon"
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"My home town"
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"Lisbon, Portugal"
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"Ahh, LISBON....Esta tao bonita como sempre."
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Fountain Eruption

We saw these fountains while walking around Oriente Station.Julz(barbskie) was so amused that we had to wait til' the fountain "erupted" again and again and again...if you're just walking without knowing that the fountain will suddenly "erupt" ,you'll get a fright;) and probably get wet! But it was amusing!

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Jun 13, 2009

Random bits of artwork..........

I did like the various bits and pieces of modern artwork I noticed dotted about the city.

The rather insect-like red things are in the Praca do Municipio.

The wonderful rag-doll attached to scaffolding on a building being renovated is (I think) at the Cais do Sodre end of Rua do Alecrim.

I saw lots more bits and pieces as I wandered.....permanent and temporary........and they really do add to the city 'feel'.

Keep your eyes open.......

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Jun 14, 2009

Campo Martires da Patria

Each town has its touristy places where visitors dispute each view and detail, and the inner places “reserved” for locals, where tourists only go when… lost.

This is one of those places, but a charming one: beautiful buildings surrounding the garden, calm, tranquillity, history, tradition, not far from the centre… It's not difficult to get lost that far...

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Sep 14, 2014

When in Lisbon, do as Pessoa...

Everyone visits and photographs with Pessoa's statue outside the famous cafe "A Brasileira", at Rua de Garett. But those who adore him, like I do, might want to see where he actually lived and the little restaurant he frequented...It is in Rua dos Douradores, down Praca Figuiera

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May 03, 2008

Things to Do Near Lisbon

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Castelo de São Jorge

Since its Moorish beginnings, the Castelo de Sao Jorge has taken a beating, but it has not really seen much action. The castle was built by the Moors, but taken in a rare success during the Second...
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Igreja de São Vicente de Fora

High up in the Alfalma district, you'll find the Igreja de São Vicente de Fora. The monastery is dedicated to Lisbon's patron saint, Saint Vincent, whose relics were brought here from the Algarve in...
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Feira da Ladra - Thieves Market

Lisbon's flea market is called locally the Feira da Ladra or "Thieves’ Market" (in the original Portuguese, it is a woman thief!). A market of this type is thought to have been in place in Lisbon...
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Casa do Alentejo

Right on the busiest, most touristic street in downtown Lisbon called Ruas Portas de San Antao, just above Rossio square, the same street lined by restaurants with those big fish tanks and glass...
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Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

Built in 1846 upon the ruins of a former palace used by Inquisition, the national theatre D. Maria II suffered a strong fire in 1964 saving only the walls. Being the most emblematic building in...
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Sé de Lisboa Cathedral - Igreja de Santa Maria Maior

Like many cathedrals in Portugal the one in Lisbon is much more functional than florid. It feels more like a fortress than the ornate architecture of Notre Dame or St Paul's. It also has a New World...
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