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T+L's Guide to Lisbon

On the hilltop Rua Santa Cruz do Castelo, near Lisbon’s São Jorge castle.

Photo: José Bernad

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Panoramic Views

This city of hills has breathtaking vantage points all around. For some of the best, try Varanda Restaurant (cocktails for two $35), atop the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz—set above Parque Eduardo VII.

Pasteis de Belém

The city’s famous custard tart is sold in a lot of places, but the freshest come from Confitería de Belém, a small confectionery near the Jerónimos monastery.

Local Style

Bairro Alto’s Rua da Atalaia and Rua da Rosa are crammed with shops of all stripes, including fashion boutiques from resident stars Fátima Lopes and Aleksandar Protich.


The pungent morello-cherry liquor—a national icon—is best enjoyed at the venerable, peanut-size bar Ginja Sem Rival, near the National Theatre.


Be sure to take a ride on the Elevador da Bica, which plies the steep streets of the Bairro Alto.


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