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Here are some tips from our front office staff on where to go in this wonderful city..

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    Rua das Janelas Verdes

    Characteristic artery of Lisbon, still place for antique palaces, churches and convents converted today to several purposes. Its location high over the river and the Docks makes this street, full of living memories of the past, the perfect scenario to live the genuine today’s lifestyle.

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    National Ancient Art Museum

    Just next door, this museum is located at Palácio Condes de Alvor, dating from the seventeenth century, is home to some of the most important works of art and is certainly Portugal's premier art museum. Have lunch in the garden with a wonderful view of the river. All our guests have free entrance to the Museum.

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    Palácio de Santos

    Just next door, this museum is located at Palácio Condes de Alvor, dating from the seventeenth century, is home to some of the most important works of art and is certainly Portugal's premier art museum. Have lunch in the garden with a wonderful view of the river. All our guests have free entrance to the Museum.

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    Chafariz das Janelas Verdes and Chafariz da Esperança

    Located very near to our House, these fountains were connected to Águas Livres Aqueduct, one of the most remarkable examples of 18th-century Portuguese engineering, that was constructed to bring water to the city.

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    Basilica da Estrela

    Built in the second half of the 18th century to fulfill a vow by Queen Maria I after she gave birth to a son and heir, it has a huge rococo dome and a façade with twin bell towers decorated with an array of statues of saints and allegorical figures. It is also possible to go up to the dome for fantastic city views. Take the tram 28 which stops right in front and after take a walk in the garden with the same name Jardim da Estrela.

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    Tram 28

    Line 28 of Lisbon's iconic trams was inaugurated in 1914 and today it has a 7km (4.5 miles) route that passes through the oldest quarters.

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    Bica Funicular

    Inaugurated in June of 1892, at the time operated by a water counterweight. It takes you up to Santa Catarina belvedere with spectacular river views and Bairro Alto quarter. Don’t miss Pharmacy Museum.

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    Madragoa

    Residential old quarter where you can find many architectonic palaces and old convents, including the France Embassy at Palácio de Santos.

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    Santo Amaro Docks

    Former warehouses overlooking an attractive yachting marina have been transformed into many modern restaurants and bars for all tastes, specially for Dinner.

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    Lapa

    Old aristocratic district with small restaurants high over the river Tejo is today a residential district with small restaurants and local shops. This is the area of the city preferred by the Embassies. It is surrounded by the popular neighborhood of Madragoa and Santos (now designated as the Design District).

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    Jeronimos Monastery

    This Monastery is the most impressive symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of Discovery. King Manuel I built it in 1502 to commemorate Vasco Da Gama's voyage and to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for its success. The monastery was populated by monks of the Order of Saint Jerome (Hieronymites), whose spiritual job was to give guidance to sailors and pray for the king's soul. It is one of the great triumphs of European Gothic (UNESCO has classified it a World Heritage Monument), with much of the design characterized by elaborate sculptural details and maritime motifs. Don’t miss the Pasteis de Belem at Antiga Confeitaria de Belem, a specialty made with a secret centuries-old recipe.

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    Belém Tower

    Built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon's harbor, the Belem Tower was the starting point for many of the voyages of discovery, and for the sailors it was the last sight of their homeland. It is a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery, often serving as a symbol of the country, and UNESCO has listed it as a World Heritage Monument.

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    Portuguese Parliament (Assembleia da República) at São Bento Palace

    The original building of São Bento Palace was erected as a convent in 1598, but was later renovated as an enormous white Neoclassical building to become today's Portuguese Parliament.

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    Santos Design District

    The neighborhood of Santos encloses the historic quarters of Lapa, Estrela, Campo de Ourique and Alcântara. This former industrial zone of Santos was turned into the "Santos Design District" in 2006 when a group of local businesses got together to revitalize the area. You will find well-established and also new shops offering the best of Portuguese and international design.

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    Leitão & Irmão

    Jewellers to the Portuguese Crown in 1887, continues to produce all articles at their own workshops and they all bear our manufacturer’s hallmark, ensuring the very highest quality standards.

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    Conserveira de Lisboa

    Established 1930 still selling its original 3 canned food brands Tricana, Prata do Mar and Minor. It preserves a credible bridge between production and clients.

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    Luvaria Ulisses

    Established in 1925, try some exquisite gloves in this tiny little shop.

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    Casa Pereira

    Buy a small package of “bolachinhas de furo” (cookies) to eat while walking around.

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    A Vida Portuguesa

    A different shop offering all old Portuguese products that were slowly disappearing.

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    Casa de Velas do Loreto

    The oldest shop and manufacture of candles in Lisbon. A beautiful shop with wonderful handmade candles.

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    A Carioca

    It's an art deco palace with two coffee grinders dating from 1936. The shop's iconic symbol is a carioca, a woman from Rio de Janeiro, holding a cup of coffee.

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    Chapelaria Azevedo Rua

    Since 1886, here you will find all kind of Hats.

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    Fábrica Sant’Anna

    Sant’Anna Factory produces all its pieces according to entirely handcrafted methods keeping the same processes since 1741.

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    Livraria Bertrand

    Established in Chiado quarter 1732, it’s the world oldest bookstore recognized by the Guiness.

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    Festivities of Lisbon “Santo António”

    Santo António - Lisbon’s patron saint - overseas the city’s festivities that reach their highpoint on the evening of June 12, with a procession of popular marches through the Avenida da Liberdade. Entertainment activities that will invade Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods, luring lure thousands of people into the streets.

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    Lisbon Fish and Flavors

    For eleven days in April it offers the chance to enjoy innovative gastronomic dishes created from fish and seafood from our coast.

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    Lisbon Marathon

    Every year in December, the streets of the Portuguese capital are invaded by the Lisbon Marathon – Portugal’s oldest marathon event.

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    Com’Out Lisbon

    Jazz Festival that takes place in September. Free live music, dance and theater in the city’s gardens and viewpoints.

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    Fashion’s Night Out

    Every year in September, most boutiques in Lisbon’s main shopping areas, Chiado and Avenida da Liberdade, will remain open until late, taking part of an event organized by Vogue magazine in several world cities.

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    Oceans Festival

    Happens in August and offers several events for free, to animate the Riverside Area of the Capital.