Praca dos Restauradores

Day 1. Lisbon City Break

In search of some winter sunshine we decided to head south and spend a few days in Lisbon.  Our flight with Ryanair departed from a quiet Bournemouth Airport mid-evening and as it was very late by the time we had cleared immigration in Lisbon airport we opted to take an Uber into the city centre …

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Belem Tower, Lisbon

Day 2. Sintra and the Belem district of Lisbon

After breakfast, we caught a train to the charming small town of Sintra from the beautiful Rossio Station in Lisbon's city centre.  Train travel for the 40 minute journey is included in the Lisbon Card making the card extremely good value.  Sintra is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of Portugal's most …

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Cascais, Portugal

Day 3. Cascais and Lisbon

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast we took the metro from the nearby Marques de Pombal station along to Cais do Sodre and from there transferred to the urban rail line for our train to Cascais.  As with our visit to Sintra the previous day, travel to Cascais is included in the Lisbon Card, making it …

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Day 4. Riding Lisbon’s trams and funiculars

Our stay in Lisbon was drawing to an end but we still had a few hours left on our final day for exploring more of this beautiful city.  After one final hearty breakfast in our hotel we took the metro to the Praca Restauradores for a ride on the Elevador da Gloria which links the …

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