West of the Bairro Alto sits the leafy district of Estrela, best known for its gardens and enormous basílica. To the south lies opulent Lapa, Lisbon’s diplomatic quarter, where sumptuous mansions and grand embassy buildings peer out majestically towards the Tejo; it’s also home to the superb Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Portugal’s national gallery. Down below, on the riverfront, the regenerated district of Santos is known as “the design district”, with chic shops and bars.

 

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The 10 best beaches in Portugal

The 10 best beaches in Portugal

For many travellers, Portugal is synonymous with images of golden sun-baked beaches. And with a generous 1700 kilometres of coastline, there’s enough sand for…

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Undiscovered Portugal: 7 places to get off the tourist trail

Undiscovered Portugal: 7 places to get off the tourist trail

Although Portugal is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, it is surprisingly easy to get away from it all and escape the crowds. Most people hea…

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What’s all the fuss about Lisbon?

What’s all the fuss about Lisbon?

Those in the know have been quietly enjoying Lisbon’s charms for years, but the city is currently having a bit of a moment. In recent times, it’s seen the o…

12 Jan 2017 • Matthew Hancock insert_drive_file Article
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