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The Dragon
14 Feb 19 18:30
Date Joined: 12 Mar 05
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off at the end of the month for 4 days . any tips views comments gratefully received
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Report posy February 14, 2019 8:03 PM GMT
I know it well;my favourite capital city in europe.
Go to the carriage museum and the nearby monastery....also wander around the Baixa
Trams are very user friendly and good to use especially when getting to the upper parts.
Report The Dragon February 14, 2019 8:19 PM GMT
cheeras posy any recommended eating restaurants
Report posy February 14, 2019 8:51 PM GMT
I've  had  excellent fish at Marisqueira Santa Marta ,a local restaurant...particularly the Sole.

A tip ...restaurants always bring out bread and cheese at the beginning of the meal.If you start to eat it you're charged...if you leave it you're not.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the place.
Report geoff m February 14, 2019 9:00 PM GMT
Go down to quayside with the railway/ road bridge to your right and you can get the rare sight of planes flying over the bridge(coming into land) rail and road traffic over the bridge and ships under all in the same view.
Report Whisperingdeath February 15, 2019 1:40 PM GMT
Stop being tight posy. You are supposed to be on holiday!

Can you make any accommodation recommendations ? Is it best to be in / near the main square?
Report posy February 15, 2019 3:43 PM GMT
I can recommend Inspira Santa Marta hotel on a very quiet backroad ;good location and very close to the restaurant I mentioned.Check them both out.asily walkable to the centre.
Report themightymac February 15, 2019 10:44 PM GMT
I was there as a lad. 1967. Great place.
Report NBK February 15, 2019 11:44 PM GMT
make sure you buy a train ticket before you get on a train, I forgot to buy one. on one of the last trains, tried to explain to the guard I was unsure of this, he disappeared and two minutes later the train stops, he reappears with a policeman behind him holding a gun, they hoy me off the train in the middle of nowhere. The quayside is good for drinks
Report bigH February 16, 2019 9:16 PM GMT
Lisbon is remarkably cheap for a capital city

make sure you eat in a traditional marisqueira - superb seafood.

Marisqueira M in Bairro Alto is excellent

Belem worth a visit to see the stunning Monument of Discoveries - Vasco da Gama, Henry the Navigator, Christopher Columbus all set off from here.

Catch a local train along the coast to Estoril and Cascais

Get yourself to Benfica/Sporting/Belenenses game
Report khyber kim February 17, 2019 6:52 AM GMT
Visited whilst on holiday in Estoril and Cascais about 30 Minutes away on the train.

Did the bus tour but it seemed to go on forever you might be better doing the trolley bus tour.

If you want a day away Cascais is a nice little town. Easy and cheap train ride away. Visit Jardin dos Frangos, the best Piri Piri chicken I've ever tasted and good value for money.
Report khyber kim February 17, 2019 6:54 AM GMT
Oh and the Chinese restaurant in the Casino at Estoril is very good. The railway station is almost opposite.
Report mega88 February 17, 2019 7:26 AM GMT
The one time I went me and a friend ended up at a porn convention, eye opening. Stayed in setubal, some beautiful beaches and coastline round that way.
Report mega88 February 17, 2019 7:27 AM GMT
Highly recommend BBQ sardines and super bok beer.
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