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Lisbon: 5 lookout points offering a drink with a view

Lisbon: 5 lookout points offering a drink with a view

By Guilhem Fauquier in Lisbon— The Portuguese often refer to Lisbon as the cidade das sete colinas, or “city of the seven hills.” They’re not kidding. Although walking the hilly terrain will be a workout, the seven hills do offer outstanding views that the locals enjoy every day. Most of these vistas offer dramatic, sweeping » Read more

Lisbon Day Trips: Four beach escapes

Lisbon Day Trips: Four beach escapes

When the weather is hot, there’s nothing as satisfying as a day spent by the water. While many European capitals offer proximity to beaches, rivers or lakes, few of them boast convenient access to both a river and several beaches. Situated on the Tagus River, Lisbon has a waterfront of its own—plus many beaches an » Read more

Lisbon cheap souvenir: Cock-a-doodle… do!

Lisbon cheap souvenir: Cock-a-doodle… do!

Throughout Portugal, the cockerel is a symbol of faith, justice and good luck. As far as we’re concerned, our fine-feathered friend is also a symbol of a bargain. In Lisbon, where folk art featuring the cockerel is available in every gift shop, the little guy is a souvenir worth crowing about. Bring home some rooster A Portuguese » Read more

Lisbon: Parque Eduardo VII for free

Lisbon is a city full of fabulous museums and botanical gardens… with entrance fees. However, Parque Eduardo VII, in central Lisbon, is a happy, freebie exception. The Parque Eduardo Named after King Edward VII of Britain (following his 1903 visit to Portugal), the park boasts two greenhouses (“estufas”) filled with tropical plants. These beauties sit atop » Read more

Lisbon: Free things to do on Sunday

Lisbon: Free things to do on Sunday

If you’ll be in Lisbon anytime soon, plan to lay low during the week (or head to the beach) and hit the major sights and museums on Sunday. Why tour on the day of rest? Because many of Lisbon’s attractions are free, for at least a few hours, every Sunday of the year. Some museums—like the Museum of » Read more

“Lost”-Minute Lisbon Getaway for under $900?

“Lost”-Minute Lisbon Getaway for under $900?

We’ll admit it: we’re fans of the TV show “Lost” (Aaron’s a member of the Oceanic Six?? Helloooo curveball!) We’ll also admit that today is an exceptionally wintry, snowy, icy Friday in New York City and we’re finding it hard not to daydream about Lost-y seaside escapes. Thus inspired, we’ve decided to plan a spontaneous (if imaginary) » Read more

Lisbon’s Do-It-Yourself Walking Tours

Lisbon’s Do-It-Yourself Walking Tours

photograph courtesy of Tom Meyers It’s perfectly obvo that we’re big fans of Web sites that help you see more for less in Europe. So imagine our delight when we happened across the Lisbon Tourism Office’s sleek new Web site, full of city guides and tourist information. The self-guided city walks in Lisbon section of the » Read more

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