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Lisbon CitywalkBuilt on seven hills, the city of Lisbon is nothing for lazy walkers. It goes continuously uphill, downhill, and the sidewalks are very bumpy even on the boulevards. To prevent premature tiredness, the intensive use of tram (Eléctrico), metro, bus and lifts (elevators) is strongly recommended.
Sightseeing by Double Decker BusA first impression of the city you get best with a sightseeing trip on the open-top Double Decker Bus.
The blue Tour leads through the citycenter and to Belém, the yellow Tour covers the suburbs of Lisbon. All Tours with Carristur start at the Praça do Comércio. With the Lisbon Card you get discount.
Nostalgic tram line 28
The tram line 28 (Eléctrico) runs through the old town of Lisbon, overcoming stunning slopes.
At peak times it can ever come to crowding - then pay attention to your wallet !
The ticket price is included in the Lisbon Card.
MetroThe metro network of Lisbon (Metropolitano de Lisboa) currently consists of 4 lines:
B - Linha Amarela
C - Linha Verde
D - Linha Vermelha
The ticket price of the Metro is included in the Lisbon Card.
The most beautiful Miradouros:
Elevator de Santa JustaThe nearly 100-year-old steel construction (built in 1902 by Mesnier du Ponsard, a disciple of Gustave Eiffel) offers a magnificent view over Lisbon. The electric elevator goes 45 m height up to a viewing platform. Cast iron spiral staircases lead up the last part of the way to the cafe.
The transition into the district Chiado is locked unfortunately since some years.
-> Photos from Elevator de Santa Justa
Parque Eduardo VIIFrom the top of Parque Eduardo VII you have a very nice view of the Praça Marquês de Pombal. In the park on a small lake, the Restaurante Botequim do Rei offers excellent food.
Miradouro Nossa Senhora do MonteMost beautiful viewpoint of Lisbon in the district Graça. The neighborhood chapel is a popular place for weddings and baptisms.
Also very close located are the beautiful Guesthouse ALBERGARIA SENHORA DO MONTE and a stop of the famous tram line 28.
Miradouro da GraçaBehind the Ingreja da Graça we visit a small park with kiosk. Here you can sit comfortably with a cold beer and enjoy the beautiful view downto the old town of Lisbon.
Miradouro Santa LuziaBeautiful views of the Alfama district and the Tejo (Tagus) river.
From the stop of tram line 28, it is also not far to the Castelo de São Jorge. In the narrow streets there are many traditional pubs where you get for 6 Euro a full menu with drink :o))
GraçaThe gigantic looking monumental portal of the monastery of the Augustinian Order was renewed in the year 1580. In the courtyard of the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora is hidden the Café Monastério.
Rossio and BaixaThe Rua Augusta is the main shopping street in the Lisbon district Baixa. Nearby the pompous Arco de Triunfo you look to the Praça do Comércio.
Above the district Rossio we visit the ruins of the Ingreja do Carmo, which was destroyed by an earthquake in the year 1755.
|In the upper town, there are many traditional pubs and restaurants where you can dine well and cheaply as at "mothers" home.|
Moving Up is comfortable with the funicular, the Elevador da Glória. The base station is located at the metro station Praça dos Restauradores.
Very close is the to a restaurant remodeled Monastery Cervejaria da Trindade (Beer hall to the Trinity). The dining room (refectory) is decorated with beautiful azulejos (tiles). Specialties are bread stew with prawns (Açorda) or monkfish rice (Arroz de tamboril).
Direct at the exit of metro station Baixa-Chiado is the Art Nouveau Café Brasileira.
Hieronymus monastery in the Lisbon district BelémOriental seems the Hieronymus Monastery which was built in the year 1571.
-> Photos of the Hieronymus Monastery
Museum of CoachesThe Museu Nacional dos Coches is the biggest Museum of Coaches in the world.
-> Photos in the Museum of Coaches
Confeitaria dos Pastéis de BelémCafé with the most famous cream cakes of Lisbon. They are sprinkled with cinnamon and sold warm.
Belém is a bus stop of theblue Carristour.
Torre de BelémThe from years 1515 to 1521 built watchtower for the Lisbon harbor is one of the landmarks of Lisbon.
Originally built in the middle of the river Tagus (Tejo), the watchtower Torre de Belém is now because of the progressive aggradation of the river on the shore.
Golden Gate Bridge of LisbonOn our way to Belem we drive passing the imposing, "Golden Gate Bridge" inspired suspension bridge over the river Tagus (Tejo).
The modern City of Lisbon
Expo districtTerminus of the Metro Linha Vermelha is the futuristically designed Metro Station Oriente. Here the former Expo site begins with the shopping paradise Vasco da Gama. At the exit of the shopping mall, you can explore the spacious Expo site with the bicycle rental Tejobike.
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