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There are hundreds of places to see in Lisbon. Some are deceptively well hidden in between the narrow streets of the city, so the best for you to do is venture out and discover them! Filled with an ancient history and a contemporary lifestyle, Lisbon perfectly combines the old and the new.
Down through Chiado and Bairro Alto, find some of the most trendy bars and restaurants in Lisbon. During the day, the streets are filled with lively crowds travelling to the modern art museums, the high street shops, the local galleries, the cafés or the local gourmet grocery store.
The Baixa up to the Marquês do Pombal square show you a different Lisbon, with theatres, train stations, cafés and large squares to walk around. Head towards Belém to see the majestic Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the famous Torre de Belém and the many museums around it. Don’t forget to try out the famous Pastéis de Belém.
Downtown Lisbon - Baxia : Baixa, or downtown Lisbon, is the heart of the city. It is the main shopping and banking district that stretches from the riverfront to the Avenida da Liberdade, with streets named according to the shopkeepers and craftsmen who traded in the area. Most attractions can be easily reached on foot. Metro, buses, trams and taxis at the door and trains to Sintra and Cascais at short walking distances
Baixa because it oozes life, its old world charm mixing easily with today’s action. Rua Augusta is the main tourist street and here alongside the Art Nouveau store fronts, grizzled old locals read the papers hung at corner kiosks and tourists settle in at premium-rate pavement cafés watching a parade of buskers, street artists and the ubiquitous Peruvian pan pipers.
The Baixa’s central square, Rossio, provides some of the best free entertainment in the city. All of Lisbon’s masses seem to drift across Rossio’s undulating mosaic paving at some time. Stop for a coffee and watch the passing scene.
Downtown - Sights to Watch: The area's top three sights are undoubtedly Comercio Square, Rossio Square, and the Santa Justa Elevator. Don’t miss any of these. Don't forget to look down at the cobbled mosaic pavements as you walk down Avenida da Liberdade, past Restauradores, Rossio, and into Rua Augusta.
The nondescript facade of the 'Casa do Alentejo' restaurant in Rua das Portas de Santo Antao hides a most beautiful Moorish interior. The price of the meal (reasonably high, but the food is excellent) is justified by the surroundings. Take a walk down Rua Augusta, the city's main shopping street but you will find that most goods can be found cheaper elsewhere. Stop and look at Sao Domingos Church, to the right of the National Theatre.
Rua das Portas de Santo Antao is a pedestrian street lined with seafood and other restaurants. Take a stroll along here to see if something appeals and also explore some of the small side streets for less touristy options.
Downtown Lisbon (Baxia) - Getting Around: Walking is the only way to adequately see the whole of Baixa. There are pedestrianised streets and lovely squares where you can walk in comfort. Taxis are available from all the squares if you need to venture further.
There is plenty of public transport adjacent or passing through this area. The Terreiro do Paco ferry terminal is close to Commerce Square while Rossio train station is close to the center of things. Four metro stations serve this area – Baia Chiado, Rossio, Restauradores and Avenida. Trams and buses also pass through the area.
There is also direct access to the Lisbon airport from this area by AEROBUS.
Sintra is a very, very romantic area near Lisbon. Refuge for the lonely and enchanting scenery for lovers, make sure you see Sintra with your own eyes as each person has a unique perspective of this marvellous area.
Home of the delicious Sintra cheese-cakes, this is a region with many charms. Monuments, sea and mountains get together in one of the most perfect combinations. Sintra's mountain ridge starts right on the heart of the 'Vila' and ends into the Ocean, on the most western point of mainland Europe - Cabo da Roca.
Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Sintra was once home to the aristocracy who chose it to build their palaces and mansion-houses. Before you leave Sintra, make sure you visit the Royal Palace (Paço Real), the National Palace of Pena (Palácio Nacional da Pena), the Moors Castle (castelo dos Mouros), the Monserrate Palace and its gardens (Palácio de Monserrate) and some of the museums, like the most singular Toy Museum (Museu do Brinquedo) that displays a fascinating collection of toys.
Mysterious Sintra is unique not only because of its many monuments, nature and beaches, but also due to its peculiar characteristic alleys. If you take a stroll through these alleys you will almost be able to go back in time.
Traditionally a small fishing port, Cascais has changed during the last 100 years to become one of the favourite tourist destinations in Portugal. It exudes a cosmopolitan atmosphere without losing its local flavour.
In Cascais, the bay is the main attraction. It is worthwhile walking around the pathways that surrounds the bay taking note of the contrast between the vivid colours of the small fishing boats and the sober ones of the yachts and sail boats at the yacht club.
After admiring the bay you may wish to go to the fortress, to The Museum of the Sea and on to the fascinating Museum of Conde Castro Guimarães, with its small private beach. Here you can listen to some of the best classical concerts that take place in Cascais.
If you take pleasure in walking in parks, there is one next to the museum where you can relax beneath the shade its foliage provides during the hotter hours of the day.
On your way back towards the bay you can walk through some of the typical narrow streets of the town and see the traditional white houses, patterned pavements, wrought iron and old tiled fronts.
Wondering through the centre of town is very pleasant and you will discover charming houses, picturesque corners dotted with small cosy restaurants, cafes and shops, where you can rest until you feel like going on again. In other parts of the town you will find old palaces and luxurious villas with magnificent architecture which is worthwhile examining in detail. The Forte de S. Jorge (St. George Fort), re-opened in December 2000, was once one of the coast's most important defensive structures and is now a military museum. The main facade was rebuilt based on documents from 1796 and some divisions were used to portray scenes on what would be a normal day in the fortress.
In order to get to know a town or city very well there is nothing better than being driven by your imagination, allowing yourself the freedom to get lost among its streets until you feel like finding your way again.
Fatima is easily accessible by hourly bus. Take a metro to Jardim Zoologica and Rede Expressos buses are right across back road on exit from terminal. Tickets at 10.50 euro one way. Santuary easy walk 500m walk on arrival at Fatima bus terminal.