Lisbon introduction One-minute preview of our series on Lisbon, with look at other episodes listed here.
Lisbon: 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.
Barrio Alto is a wonderful district making it worthy of several visits. This working-class residential district has many restaurants and pedestrian lanes.
Lisbon Alfama 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.
Lisbon Belem 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.
Lisbon lunch. 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.
Lisbon excursions intro with a preview of Queluz Palace, Sintra, with two palaces including Pena Palace, and then we drive to Cascais and Estoril.
Cascais The coastal villages of Cascais and Estoril are famous for their pleasant weather and for the nobility of past and present residents.
Sintra 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.
Queluz Palace considered the Portuguese Versailles, built in the 18th century for the royal family -- designed in elaborate Baroque and Rococo styles.
comments: "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."
Belem Tower and Monument to the Discoveries: Along the Lisbon waterfront are the two most famous monuments in Belem which stand as symbols of Portugal’s 16th century naval voyages.
Alfama walking tour. We are going to take you on an extended walk through the Alfama, the old section of Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Strolling through Alfama is one of your great experiences in coming to Lisbon
St George Castle At the top of the hill of the Alfama in Lisbon is the Castle of St. George, which is another outstanding attraction. It's a ruin, but the walls, the entrances, the gates, the staircases are all spectacular.
Jeronimos Monastery: While in Lisbon take a short trip to enjoy the Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This monumental church and monastery were built in 1502 by King Manuel.
Three hotels: the famous Avenida Palace next to Rossio Square, nearby Tivoli Lisboa 5-star deluxe, and the small boutique hotel, Solar dos Mouros in Alfama.
Music from Cape Verde performed in the Alfama district of Lisbon, Portugal. No narration, just a thriving beat and beautiful scenes.