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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
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Lisbon City Tour
"In the comfort of an Air Condition Veichell and in the company of a nice guide meet and discover the city of 7 hills and all its typical quarters passing of course in many of the traditional ways of the classic trams enjoy the ancient medieval quarters and 18th century Lisbon - rebuild after 1755 earthquake.From Bairro Alto to Alfama from Chiado to Downtown from Estrela to Lapa everyone find the history of Lisbon and the main part of its monuments: St. Jorge's Castle Sé de Alfama Carmo Church Parliament
From EUR39.00
 
Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes Including Tram
"Get four views of Lisbon with one ticket! As you travel the four routes – by open-top bus minibus and tram – see Lisbon by hopping on and off as much as you’d like. Tagus Tour:Ride the open-top bus along the Tagus River and hop off to visit the Square of the Fig Tree (Praça da Figueira) the majestic Rossio Square (Praça de D. Pedro IV) and the busy Restauradores Square (Praça dos Restauradores). Continue your tour to Avenida da Liberdade and Marquess of Pombal Square (Praça do Marquês de Pombal). And like a cherry on your cake a monumental Belém area.Olisipo Tour:This route in an open-top bus stops at the Oceanarium which houses 16000 birds
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Calouste Gulbenkian

When in Portugal, this is a name you will come across many times.In Lisbon, the Gulbenkian Museum, one of the world's great museums and one of Europe's unsung treasures ( Part of the Calouste...
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Portunhol

Portuguese are proud of their independence from Spain, and may get offended if CONFUSED with Spanish. However, Spanish people are well received in Portugal, and the attempts to communicate between...
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Desenrascanço

If you plan to visit Portugal, or to deal with Portuguese, there´s a word that you should understand - "Desenrascanço" or in its verbal form "Desenrascar". It has no translation in English, and...
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O GALO DE BARCELOS - Bird Symbol of Portugal

This is the unofficial symbol of Portugal and unfortunately, I was not able to photograph this colorful BIRD SYMBOL when my sister and I went to Portugal in 2009. And so, I vow to return and take a...
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FADO HOUSES - soulful songs of Portugal

My sister and I went to Portugal in September 2009 and heard someone singing with some string instrument with so much passion in a restaurant - we did not know at the time that this was "Fado music",...
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PORTUGAL and FOOTBALL - "Força" song

Portugal is also a football country (it was introduced to the country in 1875) and football is like a religion for this country, with Lisbon having 3 football teams which hold a total of 109 titles...
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Restaurant portions are enormous ...

Portions are usually more than enough for two people unless one of you is a really big eater. We were walking for hours each day and still generally ordered one meal to share. This seems to be...
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Bolo rei.

Bolo rei is a sweet bread usually eaten around Christmas. It is round with a hole in the centre and covered with crystallized and dried fruit.It is sold in several confectioneries and supermarkets in...
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Azulejos

An important aspect of Portugal's cultural heritage, azulejos are painted blue-and-white tin-glazed ceramic tiles that can be seen all over the country. Its is common to see azulejos applied to the...
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Cork Trees

Portugal produces a lot of cork. In the trendy shopping districts and tourist centers, you will find cork made into many products, like wallets, bags, book covers, tablets, etc. It is a renewable...
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Ameixas d´Elvas - rich, candied plums

These Elvas plums, grown and preserved for centuries in the upper Alentejo is known the world over for their sweet and special richness. It is excellent to eat by itself, though it is often used as an...
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Bacalhau - a national passion

Football and codfish wrestle for top position as a national passion in Portugal though perhaps it's more accurate to say both share top position. It goes a long way back, many centuries ago. Codfish...
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The portugese love codfish.

The portugese do in general love fish, but the really big passion of the portugese is codfish even if it´s not really caught in their waters, but comes from up north.they get most of their codfish...
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Fishing industry in Portugal

A question was asked regarding the local fishing village custom wherein the women in the villages carried the days catch in baskets on their head. Another member showed some photos in a link, from...
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Popular Cities in Portugal

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Lisbon

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Porto

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Albufeira

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Madeira Island

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Sintra

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Funchal

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Top Hotels in Portugal

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Rua do Pau de Bandeira, 4, Lisbon, Estremadura, 1249-021, Portugal
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R. Santa Catarina 1347, Porto, 4000-457, Portugal
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Vila da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-133, Portugal
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Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, Parque da Gandarinha, Cascais, Estremadura, 2750-641, Portugal
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Estrada da Lagoa Azul Linho, Sintra, Estremadura, 2714-511, Portugal
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Top Things to Do in Portugal

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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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Ribeira

A central point for any tourist trip to Porto, the Praca da Ribeira is a popular area, and with good reason. It sits directly on the river, and gives stunning views of the Dom Luis I bridge it sits...
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Old Town

Walk along lots of avenidas (avenues) and travessas (lanes). You will find lots of restaurants; various nice shops and some surprises; as a house (now a restaurant) decorated with shells (see my last...
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Quinta da Regaleira

"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!...
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Blandy’s Wine Lodge Tour

The Blandy’s Wine Lodge Tour came highly recommended so we put it on our “Must Do” list There are 3 tours offered and we took the middle option, “The Premium Tour” – This lasted about 45 minutes and...
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Slave Market - Mercado de Escravos

It is simply not true that this structure is 'Europe's first slave market', although that fact is often firmly stated. The Romans were importing slaves from Africa (and elsewhere) and selling them...
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