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Mercado da Ribeira – Tartar-ia

The famous Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon is going through a revival, and last May it opened the first part already adapted to the new project: the food court. The initiative was taken by the Time Out Magazine, which brings the first three-dimensional editorial project...

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Insiders Guide: Gulbenkian Garden

  One of the most iconic parks in Lisbon is the Gulbenkian Garden, loved by lots of visitors who pass by. This oasis is a reference point and perfect invitation for a morning start or end an evening full of the purest that nature has to offer us. Designed by...

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Pastéis de Belém – a (sweet) tourist attraction

  The Pastéis de Belém are famous worldwide and are an icon of Portugal. The flavor certainly deserves the fame. The dessert is made ​​of cream in a puff pastry base and has the original recipe kept secret. You can eat the Pastel de Nata (name of the desert) in...

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Lisbon Oceanarium: Deep Oceans Exhibition

The Lisbon Oceanarium is one of those places that surprises its visitors, whether by the size, range of species or by the great educational work done (a very attractive point for those visiting with children). To dimension its size just imagine living there 8000...

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Cabine de Leitura: a telephone booth turned into a library

  The Praça de Londres in Lisbon, hosts a red telephone box very similar with those traditional English ones. However, there is one detail that not only makes a difference but also very interesting: the cabin has turned into a mini-library, the Cabine de Leitura...

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Belem Tower – an icon of the Lisbon city

The Belem Tower is one of the monuments that characterizes the identity of Lisbon. It is located at the margin of Tejo River and is a landmark of the Age of Discovery. The visit starts outside, where it is possible to see adornments of the monument that was built in...

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Jeronimos Monastery – one of the 7 wonders in Portugal

Jeronimos Monastery is the most common name of the Saint Mary of Belém Monastery. Located near by Tejo River and the famous Pastéis de Belém, the place draws attention to the magnitude, wealth of details and unique beauty.     It was the most visited...

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Typical Village of José Franco

Portugal is known not just for being a country with many traditions but also to have people who really strive to keep them. The Typical Village of José Franco is a good proof of that good fame. José Franco was a sculptor and a pottery master who in 1945 had the idea...

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Ruins of the Carmo Convent – a reflection of the earthquake

Largo do Carmo is a friendly little square in the heart of Chiado, among good restaurants, there are in there the Ruins of the Carmo Convent. Built in 1389, the Convent was left in ruins after an earthquake in 1755 (as well as much of Lisbon). It is believed that this...

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Bertrand Chiado: the oldest bookstore in the world

The Bertrand Chiado was recognized in 2011 by the Guinness Book as the oldest bookstore in the world still in operation. Having opened its doors in 1732, this store located at Rua Garrett in Chiado has several rooms and a few spots so the visitors can sit and read. By...

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Convent of the Capuchos – a spiritual journey

With little more than 450 years of history, the Convent of the Capuchos is located in the heart of the Serra de Sintra. Although it is no longer used as a Christian convent or by any religious order, the place still convey so much about the simplistic lifestyle that...

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