discover an overlooked gem where you can get away from the famous, expensive cities and experience a rich, cultural treasure without the crowds or high prices.
is a wonderful district with multiple personalities making it worthy of several visits.
This working-class residential district has many restaurants and pedestrian lanes.
the famous Avenida Palace next to Rossio Square, nearby Tivoli Lisboa 5-star deluxe, and the small boutique hotel, Solar dos Mouros in Alfama.
One-minute preview of our series on Lisbon, with look at other episodes listed here.
You would enjoy strolling through the Alfama, the medieval neighborhood on the hill overlooking the main city.
Lisbon bus tour
travel video with our local guide, Manuela. Driving along Liberty Avenue, the main street, Restauradores Rossio Squares and more.
two of the most important examples of the Manuelin baroque, the Belem Tower, at the mouth of the Tagus River, and the nearby Jeronimos Monastery.
While out for a full-day excursion we stop as a group for a typical local meal, with wine and baby goat, a specialty of Portugal.
introduction with a preview of Queluz Palace, Sintra, with two palaces including Pena Palace, and then we drive to Cascais and Estoril.
The coastal villages of Cascais and Estoril are famous for their pleasant weather and for the nobility of past and present residents.
The small town of Sintra has two palaces and a charming village feeling, set in rolling green hills with a cool, atmosphere, sprinkled with mansions.
considered the Portuguese Versailles, built in the 18th century for the royal family -- designed in elaborate Baroque and Rococo styles.
"I think Lisbon is absolutely gorgeous," says Roxie Berlin, "it's fun to be here, with all the hills, views, and historical places. It's great, I'm glad I'm here."