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Introduction

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, can rightly be considered among the loveliest of all European cities. Here past and present stand side by side in harmony.

To the east of the city is the district of Alfama, stretching from the Castelo de Sao Jorge in the north to the River Tagus in the south. A maze of narrow cobbled streets lined with historic houses, the Alfama district has retained much of its authentic character. This is the place to hear ‘fado’, the hauntingly plaintive songs that express the soul of the city, and appreciate the wonderful panoramas over the city and across the river estuary.

The central district of Baixa is Lisbon’s traditional shopping area and the hub of the city. At the heart of the district are the bustling squares of Rossio and Restauradores, attracting Lisboners and tourists alike with their traditional cafes. From the squares, parallel shopping streets selling international brand names, lead to the Praca do Comercio and the River Tagus.

To the west of the city is the cultural area of Belem, from where ships set sail to discover the new worlds. Today, the Tower of Belem, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands to commemorate these expeditions.

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Holiday Tip

The city of Lisbon has a delightful array of restaurants. One of the favourites of our local agent, Joaquim is the Pinoquoi on Praca dos Restauradores. The restaurant serves freshly caught seafood and delicious steaks.

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Rosanna is the head of our Discovery Department which covers tailor made holidays to Portugal and the Azores, Italy and Sicily, Scandinavia and the new programme to Spain. She is our longest serving member of staff having joined in 1994 after completing an honours degree in French and Italian and subsequently working for a tour operator in Yorkshire. She is responsible for brochure writing, contracting accommodation, programme costing, computer inputting and generally troubleshoots where necessary. She has global knowledge of our tailor made programme.

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