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Lisbon

Live Vividly.

Lisbon isn’t a city of sights the way that Paris or Rome is – there’s nothing like the Eiffel Tower or the Vatican, no iconic landmarks to which tourists will flock. Sure, there are historical cathedrals as well as the humbling Torre de Belém, but really, Lisbon is all about its vibe. Experiencing Lisbon is like experiencing color for the first time. Apart from the fuschias and violets of the ever-present bougainvillea, the whitewashed houses in the Alfama, or the arresting blue of the ocean at Cascais, the Portuguese themselves have perfected the art of living vividly. From the intoxicating wistfulness of the country's traditional fado music to the (literally) intoxicating bars and the electrifying clubs that keep going well until sunrise, Lisbon has an all-consuming, no-holds-barred passion that will linger in the memory far longer than any single tourist attraction. Add the deadly combination of relatively cheap meals paired with some of the best wine that Europe has to offer, and you end up with a city brimming with life that will leave you boozy, heady, and ready for more. Yet passion coexists with an easy relaxation here; lively pracas and green parques sprinkled throughout the city make for leisurely afternoons of people-watching and losing track of time. Lisbon’s bipolar nature is what sets it apart from other cities in Europe--which is why you’ll want to come back again and again.

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YouTube Lisbon videos

  • Lisbon: Travel Lisbon, Portugal-Travel Video PostCard™ [00:54]

  • Lisbon, Portugal [03:27]

  • Lisbon, Portugal - The Beautiful City [04:06]

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Top 10 Things to do in Lisbon

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  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

    80 votes

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    Vasco da Gama's tomb is supported by lions, birds of prey and fantastical beasts crowd the cloist...

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Latest Lisbon reviews (11)

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  • Magical, Historical, Sunny, Warm people, Vintage Trams, Excellent Food, the list goes on
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  • in Lisbon and the light is a big deal. December and it still feels invigorating. however the guide freebie is pitiful. i think i'll take it off my iPad.
    a couple of months ago report abuse
  • Increíble ciudad, parada en el tiempo, dispuesta a sorprenderte en cada esquina con una época distinta de la Humanidad.
    more than a year ago report abuse
  • This isn't true in every city, but in Lisbon the red sightseer buses are a good choice if you're only in the city a few days. You can cover a lot of ground in a short time, and the cost was reasonable!
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  • poesia !!!
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Un ciudad con un aire viejo, pero a la vez con un toque vanguardista.No nos olvidemos del bacalao.
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  • sehnsucht
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  • Si he estado dos veces en Lisboa, y es una ciudad que tiene encanto, no es por sus bellezas historicas, no es por sus antiguedades, no.. , es el aire que se respira de libertad, musica, literatura, arte , pequeños recobecos y miradas alrededor que te hacen suspirar. Volveré a Lisboa
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  • I live here in Lisboa and write about the cultural events and cool things that goes on around the city. If you are visiting Lisboa and want to escape the tourists traps, rent me for the day :) www.rentalocalfriend.com
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • the most wonderful city I have ever been
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  • Marvelous city, with breathtaking scenery from some of the city's hillsides. Lots of medieval architecture, exceptional fish, truly local oriented restaurands in Barrio Alto, a must go. Also think about taking the train for a day trip to Sintra, the nobilities ancient luxury getaway!
    a couple of years ago report abuse

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