•  
     
    Email to a friend
    Your name
     
     
    Your e-mail
     
     
    Friend’s name
     
     
    Friend’s email
     
     
     
    Message sent successfully!
    All fiels are obligatory!
YOU ARE HERE: Associated Press - Elects Lisboa Attractions
 
 
 
 
 
Associated Press - Elects Lisboa Attractions
Lisboa's neighbourhoods of Belem, Alfama, Chiado and Baixa as well as the Paula Rego Museum in Cascais, are the five tourist attractions in the Portuguese capital recently elected by the Associated Press.
Bestowed with "a special charm" that attracts "more and more visitors", Lisboa has been featured in the international agency's free weekly travel guide published in early 2013. In the guide, the Associated Press (AP) reports that the city has a good offer for hikers, a peaceful way of life, low crime and lots of history. The agency also stresses the "famous Portuguese hospitality" and "exceptional seafood in restaurants."

In Belem, the AP highlights Jeronimos Monastery, the gardens and the maps of sea voyages along the riverside promenade. "The Portuguese like to think (of Belem) as the starting point [ground zero] of globalization," the agency says, noting that the Discoveries Monument pays tribute to Portuguese heroes like Vasco da Gama.

The guide also mentions the "famous and irresistible Belem pastries," the 25 de Abril Bridge, which says it is very similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco, USA, and the "giant statue of Christ that stands watch over the city from the south bank of the river."

In Alfama, AP praises the neighbourhood's typical streets "that ascend towards the castle, where archaeologists have found traces of occupation from the 7th century BC."

Downtown Lisboa, or the Baixa as its is locally known, is another of the free destinations that AP recommends a visit, having been rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, in a "rare geometric pattern." In this area, the guide advises tourists to visit the antique shops and admire the black and white decorated cobblestone pavements.

In Chiado, described as a neighborhood of the 19th century Belle Époque, "when writers and artists gathered in cafés", highlights include the café "A Brasileira", with the statue of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa.

Finally, the AP guide praises Paula Rego, described as one of the most famous modern artists, and recommends a visit to the museum with her name, in Cascais, in the Lisboa Region..






 
 
 
 
 
Share this article

 





 
 
 
 
Events
August 2014
MTWTFSS
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
       
 
Gallery
Lisboa Historical Centre
 
 
Contacts
Turismo de Lisboa
Visitors & Convention Bureau
Rua do Arsenal, 23
1100-038 Lisboa
 
T: +351 210 312 700
F: +351 210 312 899
 
atl@visitlisboa.com
www.visitlisboa.com
www.visitportugal.com
 
 



 

...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
© Turismo de Lisboa All Rights Reserved.