What a fabulous city! Lisbon exceeded our expectations. Friendly people, lovely weather, fantastic restaurants, interesting and varied neighborhoods. Although Portugal was not on our bucket list, we visited here as part of a combined Spain-Portugal tour. We are so glad we did....more
What can you say - rock music, decent food and great burgers. After touring Europe for almost 2 months we needed a burger fix and this place delivers. The location was great, right around the corner from where were staying. Had to buy a T-shirt too.
Founded in 1501, this magnificent Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) in Lisbon is a great monument to the Age of Discovery and a magnificent example of the Manueline style of architecture. The monastery was founded by King Manuel I in celebration of - and funded by - successful Portuguese voyages...more
This is the oldest section of Lisbon. We went up to the castle by the old tram and then walked back down through this area. It almost seems like you are going back in time when you pass down through the streets.
Lisbon has a number of hills and this one where Castle St. George is is the highest. Take the funicular up and then walk up to the entrance. The castle has been renovated and there is access to areas without the typical restraints. The views are the best in Lisbon and walking back you get to see the narrow...more
Portugal is known for a variety of excellent pastries. Pasteis De Belem is known for these delicate little egg custard tarts...They are delicious and provide one of our happy culinary memories of Lisbon.
This a Portuguese restaurant with a good Fado show. The food is good and the service was fine. They have several performers who will do a couple of songs and then you go back eating (while they go around selling their CD's). One tip is to wait when the desert is being offered - the selection gets...more