Lisbon, Portugal must-sees:
- Bairro Alto Lisbon’s ultimate after-dark neighborhood. Picture tiny side streets stuffed with people of all ages and types.
- Belem Just a quick tram ride from downtown, Belem is a seaside neighborhood packed with attractions. Visit Vasco de Gama’s grave and the Centro Cultural de Belém modern art museum, then grab a meal at any of the restaurants nearby. For best results, pick a restaurant with fresh fish on display in the window. Those scaly buggers were probably swimming in the Atlantic earlier in the day.
- Jardim Botanico You’ve never seen a garden like this. The centuries-old garden is home to plants from around the world, as well as really bizarre art pieces. Imagine greenhouses full of plastic heads, sculptures of giant eggs, spiders with human faces, etc. Plan to spend an afternoon here when you need a break from the city.
And don’t forget to order a tosta mista, which is nothing more than a hot ham and cheese sandwich. But at a few euros, these little sandwiches make for the perfect bargain snack.
Lisbon’s Wikitravel entry.
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