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Lisbon tips.

Need tips for Lisbon. Just restaurants and must see attractions. Thanks.

Will be staying near Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa and Assemblia de Republica.

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Old 13.03.2015, 08:40
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Re: Lisbon tips.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio..._Portugal.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran..._Portugal.html

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=lisbon+tips
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Re: Lisbon tips.

In Portugal, I enjoyed more small family restaurants than elegant ones. I prefer big portions of grilled fish or home-made style food than elaborated dishes, but you can have what you want there.

Depending on the weather, this is one of my favorites:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran..._Portugal.html

Nice grilled meat, fish, chicken... And big portions! (well, in Portugal you will see big portions is more or less the norm) Not good if you are vegetarian.

It's in Alfama, a nice district with small streets. even if you don't visit that restaurant, you should visit Alfama.

I guess the links shared by mirfield will help you. Also try wikitravel.

Beware: In restaurants they will receive you with some starters (olives, bread and butter, etc), even if you don't ask them. If you touch them, you pay for them. If you leave them in the table without touching them, you should not pay for them.

I also remember that some restaurants have the menu translated to many languages, but only the portuguese version had all the dishes, while in the others only the most expensive dishes are shown. But it was not everywhere.

Enjoy!
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Re: Lisbon tips.

Could have done that myself. Wanted first hand experience suggestions by the ef memebers.
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Could have done that myself. Wanted first hand experience suggestions by the ef memebers.
Why? What do EF members have that makes them especially knowledgeable about Portugal?

How do you get through the day without asking them about everything else you do?
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Why? What do EF members have that makes them especially knowledgeable about Portugal?

How do you get through the day without asking them about everything else you do?
I am guessing that they might have travelled there or come from lisbon. And it was directed to those ef memebers. What side of the bed did you get out of today? Chill. It's the weekend in a bit . Hang in there.
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Re: Lisbon tips.

Definitely take a cable car ride.
It's like something from 100 years ago.
No need to drive, the old town is easily covered on foot.
Great seafood, very good prices.
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Re: Lisbon tips.

"I need tips for Lisbon".

An answer to this is "how long is a piece of string?". You can't just drop that off without some proper information.

How long are you staying? Are you willing to travel outside the city? Do you like museums? If yes, which kind of museums are you interested in? Do you like churches? Do you like modern architecture? Are you going only for the food? Are you counting on going to the beach? How are you counting on moving around?

Official site:

http://www.visitlisboa.com

List of museums in Lisboa:

http://www.visitar-lisbon.com/lisboa...s/museums.html

List of churches of Lisboa:

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...ejas_de_Lisboa

Modern landmarks for Architecture aficionados:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=760186



My personal tips?

- FORGET ABOUT DRIVING. Traffic is insane. Walk or take the public transportation
- Be careful with "fado bars". Firstly, fado is not for all tastes. Secondly, you have too many chances of falling into a tourist trap.
- Go to the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. It is not only a landmark in architecture, it has a wonderful exhibition and was a favorite of mine since I was a wee girl.
- Go to Sintra
- Visit "Pavilhão de Portugal". It's an amazing feat of engineering



- Eat fish. I will refrain from making a comparison between Portuguese and Swiss restaurants here. You'll find out by yourself.
- Visit the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Torre de Belém and walk up to the "Pombalino" city center (Praça do Comércio).
- Take a tram tour

Lisboa is not my favorite city in Portugal, but I'm pretty certain you can find out enough stuff to entertain yourself with even without tips.

Some last tips:

http://catavino.net/top-10-tips-traveling-portugal/

I absolutely DO NOT understand what the hell the first tip is (I have never had problems with toilet seats, but on the other hand I do not visit crappy restaurants in dubious neighbourhoods).
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Re: Lisbon tips.

Use the Lisbon forum on Trip Advisor, you'll get more more info than on here.
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Re: Lisbon tips.

use taxis. These are dirt cheap.
Don't miss Sintra. its beautiful.
take walking tours in Lisbon. its good.
if u r hiring cars, forget AVis, Hertz and Europcar. Use Amoita
And don't pay too much for a (dinner + fado). a 20-30 EUR deal should be gud so that u just get an exposure.
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Re: Lisbon tips.

Try a nice bottle of their green wine in a wine bar. I liked this place:


http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaur..._Portugal.html


Have a great trip.
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Re: Lisbon tips.

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"I need tips for Lisbon".

An answer to this is "how long is a piece of string?". You can't just drop that off without some proper information.

How long are you staying? Are you willing to travel outside the city? Do you like museums? If yes, which kind of museums are you interested in? Do you like churches? Do you like modern architecture? Are you going only for the food? Are you counting on going to the beach? How are you counting on moving around?
Staying 4 days.

City: lisbon only.

Attractions : open to everything as interested in everything.

Restaurants: all types. Mid-high end. Love Nandoos.

Getting around: local transport.

Beach: for sure.

Like I said. I am open to all interesting suggestions about things that you all may have found interesting there.

Thanks for all the tips you gave. Will def check them out .

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Re: Lisbon tips.

I just stumbled across this on TripAdvisor. Maybe worth a look?

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio..._Portugal.html
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Need tips for Lisbon. Just restaurants and must see attractions. Thanks.

Will be staying near Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa and Assemblia de Republica.

Sam
I was there in the old town for a few days back in 2006/2007 and to be honest I can't recommend anywhere in particular - they were all good. Everywhere I looked in the old town seemed good and full of locals as well as tourists, I never had a bad meal anywhere.

Walk up the hill to the castle (Castelo do Sao Jorge) as the view and ambience is really nice - especially early morning when it opens. Take a tram out to Torre De Belem and have a beer overlooking the sea.
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Re: Lisbon tips.

Thank you for all the tips. Lookibg forward to check them all out.
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Re: Lisbon tips.

The famous number 28 tram. It is a scheduled service and does a trip all around the city.
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The famous number 28 tram. It is a scheduled service and does a trip all around the city.
i need to do that for sure!!!!!
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Re: Lisbon tips.

Taxi drivers are bats**t crazy! Consider this comment comes from an Italian - and I said it all...

To be fair, perhaps having a few ginjinha right before riding up and down the Bairro Alto with Crazy Taxi Driver was not the smartest idea!

Joking aside, I had a fantastic time in Lisbon. We rode the Tram 28, checked out some Miradouros that were easily accessible on foot or via public transit, ate really good food everywhere we went (I can't recall a specific place, it was all good especially the fish) and most of all I found the people to be extremely friendly and nice. I remember eating a "soupy" fish stew dish that reminded me of cioppino and also we had Bacalhau Espiritual (cod fish).

I have great memories. Sharing a picture for you below taken from one of the miradouros.
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Re: Lisbon tips.

Thank you all for the tips. I had a great time. And here are a few pictures from my time there.
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