Lisbon Sightseeing on a Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Discovering the Sights of Lisbon is as easy as Hopping on and off: Discovering Lisbon on your own is easy with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Hop-on hop-off tours give you the freedom to discover Lisbon at your own pace as you can stop at places of interest for as long as you like. … [Read more...]

Portugal’s Age of Discovery

An Amazing Period of Conquests and Discoveries:   In front of the Monument to the Discoveries is another of Lisbon's sightseeing attractions, a huge mariner's compass, cut into the stone pavement. The compass was a gift from South Africa in 1960 and the central map shows the routes of … [Read more...]

Monument to the Overseas Combatants – Lisbon

A Striking Monument on the Lisbon Waterfront:   One of the more recent additions of significant monuments to Lisbon's waterfront is the Monument to the Overseas Combatants. This eye-catching Lisbon attraction commemorates all the people involved in the wars that Portugal was involved with … [Read more...]

A Seafood Feast at O Farol, Cacilhas

The Lighthouse is Gone, But the Seafood Brings People Here: Our first night in Portugal and we're having a seafood treat at "O Farol", a restaurant in Cacilhas. To get to this restaurant we catch a local commuter ferry from Cais do Sodré, Lisbon's transport hub, from where buses, the metro, … [Read more...]

Lisbon Sightseeing | Monument to the Discoveries

Portugal's early discoverers stand prominently at the waterfront: We were taught about Vasco da Gama and his early discoveries at school, but during those days I found the history lessons pretty dry and hard going.  Between the heat of the afternoon tropical sun, our non-airconditioned classrooms, … [Read more...]

Lisbon | Events and Festivals

Lisbon's month of celebrations: June is Festas de Lisboa and during this month of festivities there will be street entertainment, cinema, music and theatre, parades and folk festivities happening throughout the historic districts and all around town. If you like Fado music, there's a Fado … [Read more...]

Lisbon travel | Lisboa cards

Travel cards to save you time and money: The Lisbon Tourist Office have a few travel cards that can help you save some money and time during your stay in Lisbon. Lisboa Card The Lisboa Card allows free and unlimited travel on Carris buses, trams and funiculars, the underground, as well as on the CP … [Read more...]