Lisbon

Dominated by Lisbon, with its huge choice of places to visit, from monuments and museums to a quite vast cultural calendar and all types of entertainment, this district provides different landscapes, traditions and diversions, in spite of the rapid urbanization around the capital.

Beach-lovers can choose between the more cosmopolitan Cascais and Estoril, full of bars and discotheques, to the long stretches of sand in Costa da Caparica or to fishing towns like Ericeira, which still keeps some of its old traditions.

The deeply wooded slopes of Sintra, with its beautiful palaces and parks, lead to the rugged coastline which faces the Atlantic.

Vila Franca de Xira, a modest-looking town surrounded by industries, is known as a centre for horse and bull rearing and its bullfights attract many visitors.

An enormous baroque palace and monastery dominates the small town of Mafra; another royal palace can be seen in Queluz, with its sumptuous Throne Room and elaborate gardens.

Surfing, diving, fishing and horse riding facilities are available in this district, as well as fine golf courses and a wide variety of entertainment choices, from bullfights to country fairs and art and music festivals.
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Area: 84 km2
Population (may be an estimate): 529.485

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Sabóia Estoril Hotel ***Sabóia Estoril Hotel ***
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The Sabóia Estoril Hotel enjoys a privileged location on a hilltop at the centre... [ more ]
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The Best Western Hotel Flórida is located on the Marquês de Pombal Square, right... [ more ]
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Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa *****Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa *****
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Former residence of the exiled Italian King, Villa Itália features a thalasso sp... [ more ]
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Monuments
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Torres Vedras: Fort of Saint Vincent
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The Forte de São Vicente was part of the Linhas de Torres (Torres Lines), the de... [ more ]

Oeiras: Mother Church (Lisbon, Portugal)Oeiras: Mother Church
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The Igreja Matriz is located exactly in the town center, in the square of Largo ... [ more ]

Sintra: Pena National Palace (Lisbon, Portugal)Sintra: Pena National Palace
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The walk is long (a climb of about 30 minutes from the Old Town to the palace), ... [ more ]


Museums
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Chiado Museum
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The former National Museum of Contemporary Art, now Museu do Chiado, displays a ... [ more ]

Science Museum of the Lisbon University
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Interactive shows, planetarium, astronomical observatory and botanical garden, g... [ more ]

National Ethnology Museum
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The initial project of the Museu Nacional de Etnologia did not contemplate perma... [ more ]


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