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Most Beautiful Parks and Green Spaces in Lisbon

Program - Seasons - Portugal - Lisbon
Most Beautiful Parks and Green Spaces in Lisbon
Lisbon is one of the greenest capitals in Europe, having some of the most outstanding parks and gardens.

Jardim da Estrela is a lovely neighborhood park that is very well integrated into the city of Lisbon. It is popular with locals, especially families, as it has a duck pond and a large play area. Jardim da Estrela is also known for its amazing variety of exotic plants and trees, as well as various sculptures by noteworthy artists. Parque Eduardo VII is the biggest park in central Lisbon, located to the north of Avenida da Liberdade and the Marquess of Pombal Square. It features mosaic patterned walkways that stretch uphill throughout the whole park. The main attractions in the park are the two estufas, the so-called hothouse and the greenhouse that are both filled with a beautiful variety of tropical plants, exotic palms and cacti. Read more...


Illuminating Christmas in the Lovely City

Program - Seasons - Portugal - Lisbon
Illuminating Christmas in the Lovely City
If you want to celebrate Christmas without the holly-decked halls, sickly-sweet sugarplums, and shiny-nosed reindeer then Christmas in Lisbon should be your holiday destination.

The city of Lisbon in December, takes new colors and looks to tourists and its inhabitants with a different look than the one which it has during the hot summer season. Festive and dazzling decorations and fairy lights adorn the historic center of the city. The temperate climate and festive atmosphere that reigns in the streets make the city a perfect place to spend a few days of your holiday season and year-end. Read more...


The Most Beautiful Churches In Lisbon

Program - Pilgrimage - Portugal - Lisbon
The Most Beautiful Churches In Lisbon
From 12th-century Roman-style structures to the lavishly Baroque and Manueline, Lisbon’s churches are a treat for architectural enthusiasts and laymen alike.

The Sé de Lisboa (also known as Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa) harks back to the initial Christian Reconquista of Portugal after hundreds of years of Islamic Moorish rule. It was initially commissioned in a Romanic style by Afonso I, the first King of Portugal, after the Christian capture of Lisbon in 1147. The structure has been substantially expanded and remodeled in the centuries since. The interior of the Sé is remarkably dark and cavernous. It leaves visitors with a feel for the grave and weighty role of religion in Portuguese history. Read more...


Lisbon for Newbies

Program - Sightseeing - Portugal - Lisbon
Lisbon for Newbies
Lisbon is regularly cited as one of the cheapest cities to visit in Western Europe, but as any traveler will tell you, prices can soon rack up in any city destination – unless you are in the know.

Restaurants catering to tourists proliferate around the center of Lisbon, but there are plenty of places aimed at the city’s office workers. These tend to offer good-value daily specials (prato do dia) or bargain set meals (ementa turística), which are not just for tourists, and usually include two or three courses and a drink for low prices. The best deals are to be had at lunchtime, and you’ll need to head away from the main tourist destinations to find them, for example to the roads parallel and east of the main Avenida da Liberdade or around Santa Apolónia station. Read more...


Lisbon's Sandy and Beautiful Beaches

Program - Seasons - Portugal - Lisbon
Lisbon's Sandy and Beautiful Beaches
Crashing waves, rugged cliffs, or emerald green waters surrounded by caves – whatever your preference, Portuguese beaches have something for every taste.

Guincho Beach is a wild expanse of sand and rocks on the coast between Sintra and Cascais, just at the foot of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park hills. The beach is a 30-minute drive from Lisbon and it is ideal for water sports - surfing, body boarding, or, if you’re fearless, kitesurfing lessons at one of the local schools, or rent out a board and tackle the waves on your own. With blue-green waters surrounded by sheer cliffs, Adraga Beach will feel like your own private getaway. Wade among the rocks, or take a dip in the calm waters near the shore. If the tide is low, explore the caves on either side to try and catch a glimpse of the local delicacy percebes (goose barnacle), which grows in caves in the region. Read more...

         
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