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The Insider?s Guide to Lisbon



Sprawled over seven hills above the glittering River Tagus, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Europe. One minute you?re strolling through narrow cobbled streets adorned with colourful street art, the next you?re basking in sunshine at the city?s coolest rooftop bar. Combing striking gothic architecture, captivating history, delicious food and a buzzing nightlife, Lisbon is a city that makes it very, very hard for you yo to leave. Here?s your insider?s guide to this charming capital.
WHERE TO STAY
 
AlmaLusa Baixa Chiado, Lisbon | If you want to be right in the thick of things, check in at the AlmaLusa Baixa Chiado hotel, which is only minutes away from the city?s bohemian beating heart, Bairro Alto. In a far corner of one of Lisbon?s prettiest squares, this 18th-century building is packed with history and character; there are original flagstones floors, wooden beamed ceiling and ornate stone fireplaces, and the 28 bedrooms are chic and understated. Each room has its own unique decor, but all are spacious and free of clutter, with subtle colour schemes, sleek monochrome bathrooms with luxury amenities, a fold-up desk, and large windows that look down on the white marble square. The onsite restaurant serves up a variety of local food, including the national dish Bacalhau ? dried and salted cod ? and the pervasive pastel de nata, Portugal?s beloved egg custard pastries. Downstairs the friendly concierge are rela...
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