Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... visited Christ the Redeemer in Rio (just sayin'), we are left a little underwhelmed. Worth the trip just to get the views back toward the main body of Lisbon though! Although covered in one paragraph, it is a journey that takes the best part or three hours, after which we decide to head back to the pool. Loving the busy mornings and lazy ...
... Manueline' style of architecture. Today it represents the might and majesty of Portuguese sea explorations. Making our way into the tower, offered us blissful views of the Rio Tejo and 'Christo Rei' (Christ King) similar to Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.
Just a short walk from the Torré, is the Monument to the Discoveries, which honours Prince Henry the Navigator. Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Luís de Camôes, are ...
... has some strategic element in its design. Every one of millions of rocks had to be manhandled into position in incredibly challenging terrain. The physical demands must have been enormous. I've posted a couple of photos on Facebook to try and lend some reality to these comments.
The Palacio de la Pena was really something else. Immense immediately comes to mind both in terms of the actual building and the surrounding gardens. It's one of three ...
... the same number of floors and standard facades. Even the church - the front faces a courtyard, but the side looks like the rest of the block of buildings.
We ended up our walk in the Plaza do Comercio - the Commercial Plaza - now surrounded by government buildings with the river at the front. We sat down to have a beer at the Museu do Cerveca - those two beers cost 10 Euros!!!!! Until now, we've paid 2.50E - 3E for two beers. I ...
After a bite in our hotel, we were off for another day full of walking.
After the earthquake of 1755, much of Lisbon was destroyed by either the quake or the following fires. Furthermore it occurred on All Saints Day and so the more than 20 churches that collapsed were full of parishioners. An hour after the worst shock the lower part of Lisbon was wiped out by flooding from the Teja. Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Melo, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alif Hotel Lisbon
Das Hotel ist wirklich schön. Der Service ist komfortabel und zum Frühstück gibt es reichlich Auswahl. In manchen Fällen hätte es sogar 4 Sterne verdient. Es liegt ca. 2-3 Minuten von der nächsten Metrostation entfernt.
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Waren für drei Nächte im Alif Hotel und fanden es sauber und komfortabel. Sehr gute Lage in der Nähe der Metro, mittel derer man gut innerhalb von Lissabon herumkommt. Es war wirklich angemessen. Leider war der Ausblick aus unserem Zimmer einfach hässlich, da es nach hinten hinaus lag.
Nice hotel in good location.
stayed for three nights in Alif Hotel,found it clean and comfortable.very good location near metro which is a great way to travel around Lisbon.It was very reasonable.Our only complaint was the view from our room was awful as it was at the back of the hotel.
Hotel is in a very nice place. Services is comfortable, breakfest is plentiful. It could be 4 stars in some cases. It is 2-3 minutes from metro station.
i got the Alif from a list for people attending conferences. my room was pretty cheap at 60 euros a night. i was pleased with the location, a bit out of the centre of town, on an underground line, with very easy access to the airport (the aerobus stops at Campo Pequeno) and to the city. the hotel looked a bit shabby from the outside, but inside it was fine - my room was clean and well maintained. i hardly use hotel bars but i got cold sparkling water there and the bar area itself was very pleasant. the restaurant is on the 9th floor with good views particularly over the architecturaly interesting old bull-ring, now being redeveolped into shops / cafes / offices. if you want a vegetarian restaurant, you must go to Terra in Barrio Alto - excellent.