Hotel Borges Chiado
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This was the perfect location. A 2 min walk from the subway, tram and right in the heart of the action. I'd go back in a heart beat.
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... The old city was mostly destroyed when an earthquake hit causing a tsunami and because most everyone was in church lighting candles when this occurred the candles fell over and burned the city. So most of the city is fairly new construction compared to other European cities. The streets are lined with wonderful mosaic marble patterns down the sidewalks which I found fascinating. I loved the unique tile facades and the wonderful colors painted on the stucco buildings. The tiles are ...
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