4 Hours in Lisbon

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Lisbon's monotonous red rooftops
4 Hours In Lisbon

An eclectic blend of history and modernization, 3000-year-old Lisbon was revolutionarily reconstructed after being obliterated by an 18th-century earthquake. Nevertheless, Portugal's sprawling capital won't leave you lacking for things to do during your next stopover.

VISIT Castelo de São Jorge, a crumbling fortress perched high atop the city, for panoramic views of the ubiquitous red rooftops and Rio Tejo.

EAT delectable regional specialties like barbecued skewers of monkfish and shrimp at Pap' Açorda, a hidden culinary treasure on an understated street in the shabby-chic neighborhood Bairro Alto (Rua de Atalaia).

SEE Igreja de São Domingos, a dilapidated but impressive church where autos-da-fé - or judgments - were handed down during the Portuguese Inquisition (Largos de São Domingos). RIDE one of the bright yellow, rickety trams through the narrow, hilly cobblestone streets. Or hop on one of the three funiculars that take you steadily up some of Lisbon's steepest lanes.

--Kristin L. (Published in Newsweek; July 3, 2006)
krysleigh says:
Luckily I got to spend about 2 weeks in Portugal - four days of which I kicked it in Lisbon. One of my favorite countries by far!
Posted on: Jun 05, 2007
olsalty says:
Lisbon is a beautiful city. I hope you had more than four hours there. If not, you'll get a taste vow to return I'll bet.
Posted on: May 10, 2007
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Lisbons monotonous red rooftops
Lisbon's monotonous red rooftops
A view of the bridge from the top …
A view of the bridge from the top…
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