See & Do

Alfama

The Alfama is the city's oldest neighborhood, dating back to the beginning of the 8th century, and is a maze of narrow alleyways and crooked cobblestone streets.

Alfama, Lisbon 1100, Portugal

See & Do

Castle of St. George

Towering over Lisbon, the Castle of St. George, or Castelo Sao Jorge, was built on the city's highest hill.

Alfama, 1100-129 Lisbon, Portugal

See & Do

Baixa

Baixa, or downtown Lisbon, is considered the heart of the city. Here, you'll find the grand Arch of Triumph, which was once Lisbon's main entryway.

Baixa, Lisbon, Portugal

See & Do

Belém

Belém is the point from which the great Portuguese explorers set off on their voyages of discovery; today it's home to impressive monuments to the golden age of sea exploration.

Belem, Lisbon, Portugal

Sleep

Pestana Palace Hotel

Once a beautiful royal palace, the Pestana was converted into a hotel after decades of vacancy.

Rua Jau, 54, Lisbon, Portugal

Eat

Café a Brasileira

The people of Lisbon love their coffee; try to sample some at Café a Brasileira -- it's been around since 1905.

Rua Garrett 120, Lisbon, Portugal

Eat

Clube de Fado

Clube de Fado is an excellent venue for fado music. It's a cavernous space located in the dark, narrow streets of the Alfama neighborhood.

R S João Da Praça 92 4, Lisboa 1100, Portugal