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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room
- Swimming pool
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... of architecture and design and is known as one of the best places in Lisbon to grab a bite to eat and some food while watching the world go by.
Things to do and places to go
Sao Jorge Castle (B+) - The Moorish castle overlooking the centre of Lisbon parked high in the Castelo district. It is believed there have been human inhabitants on this hill as far back as the 6th Century BC. Today the castle is mostly ramparts and ruins from ...
... as elegant or size of the real thing. It does have some great period furniture and porcelain tile which decorate its walls. An interesting feature is its massive kitchen with twin conical chimneys (to eliminate smoke from the fires). It contains a spit large enough to roast an entire cow and a very large iron "warming cabinet" powered by charcoal to warm the dinner plates and keep the meals warm before serving. And you thought that warming ...
... has a black priest. Almost directly outside the church in Largo de Sao Domingos is an old bar where we each had a shot of ginjinha, a favorite Lisbon drink made from the sour cherry-like ginja berry, sugar, cinnamon, and brandy. I was a little wobbly for awhile after that. ;) They like their brandy liquors here. They're famous for their port (brandy-infused wine), which we had with supper the other nite. Warms ...
... to the train station I crossed over and headed up the hill into what I hoped was the city center where I would find a tourist info center and therefor be able to get a map. As I was walking there was a small square with a statue, under the statue was a group of people with a Sandemans Free walking tour umbrella. I had stumbled across the start of the tour, so decided to join.
The tour traveled through one section of ...
... the bus to Lisbon saved a bunch of money!
The bus departed Thursday from Madrid at 9pm and arrived in Lisbon (one hour behind) at 4am. Half the group went ahead and booked the hostel for Thursday night so they could sleep. I choose to go with the other group to explore the city during sunrise! We were luckily able to lock up our bags in the basement of the Hostel. We could then check into the Hostel at 1pm. It was a long, tired 8 hours exploring ...