Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
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Day 3 and I had but one aim. I'm going to the zoo. I love zoos, I always have since I was a kid and I find something magical about them. They have to be good zoos of course; zoos that look after their animals, contribute to breeding programs and try to educate.
An ideal world would have no zoos as there would be no need for conservation. …
Day 2 in Lisbon had a different plan. Go see stuff, as much as humanly possible. To that end I picked up an 18 Euro 24hr Lisbon Card which got me into everything for either nothing or very little indeed. I think the most I paid for entry was 3 Euro.
I had two distinct goals I wanted to achieve on this day;
1) Go and see the Belem …
The real first day in Lisbon. From my hotel situated out by the zoo it was a very simple matter of taking the blue metro line 10 minutes into the heart of the city. I came out at the main train station and headed to the Tourist Information office there. My original plan was to get a Lisbon Card for 72 hours but instead I had a slight change of plan …
Capital city #16, Europe's westernmost capital and the only one on the Atlantic Coast. There has been human inhabitants in this part of the world since the Neolithic period (approx. 10,000BC) and ownership of what is now Lisbon has passed through the Romans, Moors and Spaniards amongst others.
Lisbon is built across seven hills (like Rome …
... all of our shopping bags. We'd been in Portugal for less than 24 hours, and already we had bought enough stuff to fill another suitcase! By the time it comes to depart Lisbon, we'll probably need a shipping crate to move everything back to Perth! We got some strange looks as we crashed into our room; two kids and a mum and dad loaded with bags; we must have looked a pretty sight!
20 minutes later we ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCorinthia Hotel Lisbon
Perfect hotel for what I needed. This is a nice "chain" hotel but with a slightly higher standard of service than normal.
Location is out of town centre but absolutely ideal. You are right by Sete Rios train station which is on the main Portugese line. There is also the Zoo metro stop here, you can be in the city centre in less than 10 minutes. In addition you are only 30 minutes from the airport and even on a few of the open-top sightseeing lines.
Staff were great - helpful, polite and approachable. The breakfast and dinner meals in the restaurants were very nice indeed (if a bit pricey) and the outside terrace bar was a nice place to relax and watch the football.
All in all, very good indeed.
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