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Armchair Travel! Best in Lisbon

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Indulge your ongoing obsession with Portugal’s pretty little capital

encompasses whitewashed houses with terracotta tiled roofs; ancient, domed cathedrals; narrow, cobbled alleyways and the mighty River Tagus. To take it all in, head to Portas do Sol viewpoint.

THE FAMOUS TRAM 28 makes light of Lisbon’s seven steep hills and packs in a number of the city’s attractions for the price of your ticket. But you’ll want to navigate the narrow lanes in the old town – Alfama – on foot, admiring the beautiful azulejos (painted tiles) on the buildings as you go.

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A VISIT TO LX FACTORY IS A MUST. This ultra-hip industrial complex contains a fantastic selection of boutiques, art galleries, bookshops, cafés,restaurants and, above all, people! The best time to go is on a Sunday, when the central space is taken over by local vendors selling art, crafts, food, vintage clothes and more.

HEAD STRAIGHT TO UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES Torre de Belém (the fortified Tower of St Vincent) and Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (the former Monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome). Castelo de Sâo Jorge (St George Castle) towers majestically over the city and is a great spot to get your bearings.


FOR THE BEST BACALHAU (salted cod) make your way to Cervejaria Ramiro. Thanks to its coastal position, Lisbon boasts some of the freshest fish in Europe, and this informal little joint has been a favourite with local and international foodies alike since the 1950s.

LISBON’S PASTEL DE NATA (EGG TARTS) ARE WORLD FAMOUS. First made by nuns in the 16th century, they are now sold throughout the city. While guidebooks would point you to Pasteis de Belém, try the tarts in Manteigaria – they give the ones on offer at Lord Stow’s Bakery in Macau a run for their money.

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