4 Hours in Lisbon
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July 3rd, 2006 – by: krysleigh
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)
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