1 Alfama

Getting lost in the winding, narrow streets and alleys of Lisbon’s oldest quarter is half the fun.

2 Castelo de São Jorge

Despite its bloody past, the castle makes a tranquil haven from the busy city, with its pretty gardens, strutting peacocks and dazzling rooftop views.

3 Bairro Alto

Lisbon’s “upper town” is the place for a lively night out, with its huge selection of vibrant bars, clubs and restaurants.

4 Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

The magnificent Manueline monastery houses the tomb of Vasco da Gama.

5 Museu Gulbenkian

Lalique’s fantastic Art Nouveau jewellery, Flemish masters and Impressionist paintings are all included in this awe-inspiring collection of priceless art and antiquities.

6 Antiga Confeitaria de Belém

Don’t miss a melt-in-the-mouth, tasty, flaky, warm custard tart, best eaten in the tiled surroundings of Belém’s most traditional café.

7 Palácio Nacional, Sintra

A splendid royal retreat in the beautiful, wooded summer residence of kings.

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