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The famous yellow trams are a tourist favourite and save weary legs on journeys up the steep hills of Lisbon. Tickets are a little pricey but worth it for the experience and the opportunity to take in the sights of crumbling grandeur lining the narrow streets.

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Above is the rather Gothic looking Elevador de Santa Justa. The view from the top is glorious.

Belém

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This area is famous for being the launch pad for many voyages of discovery back in the day. These days it’s home to some interesting monuments including the Torre de Belém, Praça do Império (beautiful public gardens in the heart of Belém), and the striking Padrão dos Descobrimentos, which can be seen above. Belém is also the home of the Berardo Collection; a modern and contemporary art museum housing an exciting assortment of work.

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Ponte 25 de Abril – often compared to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge although it is much smaller.

 

Parque das Nações

This futuristic looking area by the waterfront is a wide open space built for leisure and a showcase for bold and beautiful architecture. There are green spaces for lazing about, open air restaurants to enjoy and a wealth of indoor shopping at the Vasco de Gama Mall. The Parque das Nações also boasts a cable car rides and the world’s second largest Oceanarium.


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