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Avenida Dom João II
The Parque das Nações has a 340 ha area and several km by the Tejo estuary. Here stand out the Oceanário (oceanarium), the Pavilhão da Realidade Virtual (virtual reality pavilion), the Pavilhão Atlântico (Atlantic pavilion), the Torre Vasco da Gama (tower) and the Estação do Oriente (railway station). The open air areas and the beautiful gardens, namely, the Jardim das Ondas (waves garden) and the Jardim da Água (water garden) invite you to take long walks.
Bairro de Alfama
This typical quarter was once one of the most cosmopolitan of lisbon. Placed between the castle and the river, Alfama is an historical quarter that makes us go back to the time of the portuguese discoveries. Its typical buildings prevail over the hearthquake of 1755, leaving the façades intact. Experience the unique atmosphere of life in the neighborhood, with its small stores and taberns, finding your way through the..net of streets and…Because it is an area with a big declive, the best choice is to make the tour up to down.Places to visit: Casa dos Bicos; Saint Jorge's castle; Sé; …
Avenida da Liberdade e Rua Castilho
In this avenue, placed in the heart of Lisbon, the international trade marks have a privileged position. Here you will mostly find clothing and accessories stores, shoes stores and perfume stores. After going around the commercial establishments take a break and have a drink in one of the avenue esplanades or, if you prefer, enjoy the green spaces you have around.
It is one of the most characteristic quarters of the town, filled with history and tradition. It was the subject of a recuperation plan, due to the serious fire of 1988. The Portuguese traditional commerce prevails here, with big shops, prêt-a-porter and accessories shops, haberdasher's shops, shoemaker's, goldsmith's , workmanship, decoration and other sort of commerce.
Rua da Vila Berta à Graça, 3-13 e 2-16
You can get to this interesting ensemble by the Sol à Graça Street, by the Forno do Sul Alley or by the Pereira Alley.
Parque das Nações
Along a way of more than 1000 meters and about 20 meters height, you get a dazzling perspective of the Parque das Nações and the River Tagus.
Avenida de Roma e Avenida Guerra Junqueiro
This is an easy access zone (by bus or underground) and a good commercial area. Here you have a little of everything: clothing and shoe shops, goldsmith's and decoration shops. It's a vital spot to those who like to follow the fashion.
The Carris offers two alternative touristic circuits, in double-deckers: The Tejo and the Orient Express circuits. They both start in Praça do Comércio and have an interpreter guide. The passengers may leave the bus whenever they want to visit any particular place they are interested in and, then, return to the circuit again. The Tejo circuit runs through downtown and the historical area of Belém, where you can see monuments such as Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower and Padrão dos Descobrimentos (stone monument of the Portuguese discoveries). The walk, with 14 stops, lasts about an hour and a half. The Orient …
Get to know this noble area of the city, where you can find numerous museums, cultural centers, palaces, churchs and other monuments. Among these, some deserve a closer look, such as: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos; National Museum dos coches; Church of Memória; Palace of Belém; National Palace of Ajuda; Padrão dos Descobrimentos; The Navy Museum; Belém's Tower; The cultural Centre of Belém and the National Museum of Archeology. If you want to escape from the city's confusion, you can always choose to take a walk in the beautiful botanic garden of Ajuda or in the exotic Tropical Garden of Agriculture. After …
Go down the Avenida da Liberdade and start on a discovery journey of the town historical centre. Here, you’ll find plenty of interesting points. At the Restauradores square the majestic Foz Palace, in its neo-classical style, and the frontispiece of the old cine-theatre Éden, with a modernist aspect stand out. Following through Rossio, you’ll find the National Theatre D. Maria II and the D. Pedro Statue. Now in the middle of downtown, venture trough the geometrical net of the streets that set up the urban unit built after the earthquake of 1755. Next, follow to Encosta da Sé and visit …