Lisbon in 36 Hours

Lisbon in 36 Hours, Lisbon, Portugal (B)

Lisbon, also known as the City of Seven Hills, is the capital city of Portugal. Located at the mouth of the Tagus River, it is also mainland Europe’s westernmost capital. It’s strategic location for seafaring and being a gateway to Europe for South America and Africa has led to its cultured history.

It has been influenced by the Iberians, Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Christians. Between the various rulers and the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 that virtually razed the city, Lisbon features layers of heritage and architecture.

Each of its neighborhoods, some atop hills and others at sea level have their own vibes. During our visit to Lisbon, we spent most of our time in the Baixa, Alfama, and Belém neighborhoods. We also took several walks along the Avenida da Liberdade, due to our hotel location (more on this later).

My stint in Lisbon was reduced to 1.5 days after American Airlines stranded me overnight in Philadelphia. I spent ½ a day touring Lisbon with my friends Jon and Jackie after three days Exploring the Oeste Region of Portugal. And then connected with our Mountain Travel Sobek Historic Village Hiking Tour Group, for a day tour of Lisbon. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Lisbon in 36 Hours
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The PortoBay Marquês
  • Parque Eduardo VII
  • Avenida da Liberdade
  • Internacional Design Hotel
  • Marquês de Pombal Square
  • the Praça do Comércio
  • Arco da Rua Augusta
  • São Jorge Castle
  • statue of King Jose I
  • the Belém Tower
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • the Pastéis de Belém
  • Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara
  • Pink Street
  • Time Out Market
  • Elevador da Glória
  • Estufa Fria
  • Hygge Kaffe
  • Rossio Square
  • Praça dos Restauradores
  • Praça da Figueira
  • Portas do Sol Viewpoint
  • É Um Restaurante
  • Igreja de São Domingos
  • Praça Martim Moniz
  • the Elevador de Santa Justa
  • The Carmo Convent
  • Old Roman Theater
  • the Sé Cathedral
  • Faz Figura
  • Maria da Mouraria Restaurant

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