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How One Earthquake Changed the Course of Human History

At its height, the Portuguese empire spanned four continents, with territory everywhere from Rio de Janeiro to Macau. The first global empire, …

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Why Lisbon should be your next city break

Lisbon, which tonight hosts the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, rose 10 places to 16th in the World’s Best Cities category at last year's Telegraph Travel Awards, voted for by more than 90,000 readers. Here's why it's been proving so popular.<p>1. There's fine dining by the bowlful<p>In 2015, Lisbon had …

Why Lisbon?

I got an interesting email from someone that basically asked, “Why Lisbon? Why do this photography thing in Lisbon?”<p>Good question. There are several …

Interested in “Photo Tourism” in Lisbon, Portugal?

Pitching an idea/thinking “out loud”….<p>Melissa and I have been kicking around a vacation idea for a few weeks now and are looking at making it come …

Lisbon - what makes Portugal's capital city so attractive? | DW Documentary

36 Hours in Lisbon

Forget Lisbon as the budget capital of Europe. Yes, the seafood is still (relatively) cheap, as is the wine. The old canary-yellow trams still rattle along steep hills, and you’ll never pay more than a euro and change for a pastéis de nata, the classic Portuguese pastry. But today the Portuguese …

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8 Foods You Must Eat When You’re in Portugal

If you're in to food, and trying all different kinds of things, Portugal needs to be next on your trip list.<p>While they hold tight to their …

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8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Portugal

Some of Portugal's best assets are far from secret: port wine, medieval castles, the many recipes and tastes of bacalhau — the Portuguese word for …

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5 reasons to visit Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a city I have real soft-spot for. Maybe it’s because I’m Portuguese and left the country when I was only a baby. It could also be because …

Lisbon's 10 Most Beautiful Cobblestone Pavements | As 10 Mais Belas Calçadas de Lisboa

[ THE ESSENTIAL LISBON TOURISM & INSIDER'S CITY GUIDE ] [ O GUIA ESSENCIAL DE TURISMO E DA CIDADE DE LISBOA ]<p>The Best of Lisbon | O Melhor de Lisboa

Portuguese lesson: how to order an espresso

You can order an espresso by saying: “Um espresso, por favor. “ (<i>oom espresso poer faevoer</i>). “Um” means “one,” and “por favor” means “please.” This …

The 7 Wonders of Lisbon, Portugal | As 7 Maravilhas de Lisboa

[ THE ESSENTIAL LISBON TOURISM & INSIDER'S CITY GUIDE ] [ O GUIA ESSENCIAL DE TURISMO E DA CIDADE DE LISBOA ]<p>The Best of Lisbon | O Melhor de Lisboa

City break: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon glows. You walk on light. This isn't a figure of speech. It's a matter of fact, of science. The seven hills on which the city sits form a vast …

One-Thing Shop: Tinned Fish, Lisbon

With World War II looming, the owners of a little grocery store in Lisbon made two big decisions. First, they decided to specialize in tinned fish, which would be easier to stock and export than a wider range of groceries — and, in a move that was rather rare at the time, they began to register …

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.<p><i>“Come, ye philosophers, who cry, ‘All’s well,’ and contemplate this ruin</i> …

Get to know Lisbon in 15 buildings

Lisbon’s long and storied history can be seen in its architecture. Inhabited since the times of Roman and Moorish conquest, it became a Christian …

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How To Learn European Portuguese For Free

Do you really need to learn European Portuguese if you’re coming to Portugal? The short answer is yes. Even if it’s only how to say please and thank …

31 reasons why we should all be living in Lisbon right now

1. It basks in Europe's greatest climate<p>(xlibber/Flickr Commons)<p>More sunshine than Madrid, Rome or Athens — yet while they all sweat through the Mediterranean summer, there's usually a breeze blowing off the Atlantic to give Lisbon natural air-conditioning.<p>2. Cervejaria Ramiro is so, so, so …

Portugal food: A guide to Europe's best-kept secret | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Portuguese cuisine rarely travels well. The cooking of mainland Europe's westernmost country is deeply rooted in the freshest local ingredients.<p>Superlative seafood, sun-ripened fruit, lamb raised on flower-speckled meadows, free-range pigs gorging on acorns beneath oak forests. Without …

21 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Lisbon

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is one of Europe's most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities. Set over a series of hills near the mouth of the River …

Planetware's 20 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Lisbon

Paul Bernhard's list of the 20 most rated attractions for Planetware is the best we have seen. If you read this you don't need a guidebook. The only …

Lisbon parks: the city's greenest public spaces.

The parks in Lisbon are among the city's most pleasant and attractive public green spaces. The most famous however is found outside the Portuguese …

Portugal's Top 10 Cultural Features

<b>There is a strong bond between Portuguese culture and the country's geographical location and history. Portugal is Europe's oldest nation and its</b> …

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Lisbon for Free

If you didn’t already know, everyone is obsessed with Lisbon right now, and if it’s not already on your summer to do list, it will be after you read …

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City Guide Lisbon

Editors' Pick<p>Throughout 2018 Sangue na Guelra - Blood 'n Guts will create a limited series of immersive experiences in the most legendary room at …

Portugal's pastry shops: Best pastelarias in Lisbon | CNN Travel

(CNN) — What happens when you combine plenty of egg yolks, flour and butter with copious amounts of sugar? In the case of Portugal, you get the underpinnings of a national way of life.<p>A huge array of pastries, forming a yellow-tinged expanse of soft, chewy variants displayed in endless curvy cases …

What Do I Need in My Travel First-Aid Kit?

When you pack for a trip, especially a trip overseas, it’s easy to forget about medications and first-aid. That’s why you should always bring a basic …

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