From City to Sea: Guide to Lisbon and the Alentejo Coast
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Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, boasts a unique coastal charm. This walkable and hilly city has it all: a picturesque old town, architectural wonders, chic boutiques and a hip, energetic nightlife. Spend time in Lisbon before heading down to the Alentejo Coast where you’ll spend the days lazing from one gorgeous cliffside beach village to another.
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Where to stay in Lisbon and the Alentejo Coast
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Things to do in Lisbon and the Alentejo Coast
Belém Tower - 16th century fortification.
Monument to the Discoveries - Monument on the Tagus River.
Jerónimos Monastery - Former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome with beautiful Renaissance architecture.
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda - Neoclassical palace built in the early 19th century.
Church of Sao Roque - Earliest Jesuit Church in Portugal.
Arco da Rua Agusta - Iconic monument on the Praça do Comércio.
Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira - Beautiful medieval church in Old Town.
Carmo Convent - Former Catholic convent with ruins remaining from the earthquake of 1755.
Praça Dom Pedro IV - Main square in Lisbon.
Church of St. Dominic - Catholic church.
Alfama & Castelo de S. Jorge - Castle with fortifications dating to the early 1st century.
Praia da Arrifana.
Castelo de Aljezur.
Praia da Amoreira.
Vale dos Homens.
Praia de Odeceixe.
Praia da Amália.
Praia dos Alteirinhos.
Zambujeira do Mar.
Places to eat & drink in Lisbon and the Alentejo Coast
A Ginjin bar - An institution; a standing-room-only bar where you can sample shots of Ginja.
Belcanto - A two Michelin star restaurant by Chef José Avillez offering sophisticated Portuguese cuisine.
Bairro do Avillez - Spacious restaurant with different eating areas including Taberna, Páteo, Mini Bar and Pizarria Lisboa.
Confeitaria Nacional - Sweet shop in the Old Town.
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