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Lay of the Land Alfama: The 1755 earthquake and tsunami razed most of Lisbon, but this eighth-century Moorish district was left intact. Bairro Alto: A formerly working-class neighborhood, Bairro Alto is lined with lively bars. Baixa/Chiado: Bai...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.95 2. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.40 3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.07 4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi 97.50 5. Milestone Hotel, London 97.39 6. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbo...
Where to Stay Sintra’s allure is about dipping into its decorated past. Originally the 18th-century residence of the Dutch consul, the Hotel Tivoli Palácio de Seteais (doubles from $860, including breakfast) opened as a hotel in the 1950’s. A Neo...
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Stay in a ... Leather Factory Old Montreal’s Le Petit Hotel has 24 rooms with tall warehouse ceilings and exposed brick and stone; the property extends into a former toy factory next door. Doubles from $186. ...Iron Workshop Architect Francisc...
Reader's FindIn the tiny village of Chassigny, my wife and I found the perfect place from which to explore the region's châteaux and gardens. Clairefontaine (33-5/49-98-97-80; doubles $125) is a farmhouse that has been beautifully restored a...
Lisbon has been busy lately doing what it does best: embellishing its inimitable, gilded history with world-class venues for contemporary culture, art, and dining. Even as Baixa, the city’s cheerfully decrepit 18th-century downtown, applies for un...
Novelist José Saramago once described Lisbon's Bairro Alto as "exalted in name and location, but low in its way of life." Over the past decade, the low-life has been sliding down toward the Tagus River, and this collection of steep streets now liv...
At night, when its white cobblestone streets and tiled houses shine, Lisbon rivals that other city of light, Paris. But Lisbon is for players, not lovers. In the wee hours when most find sleep, Lisbon's filhos da noite ("children of the night") ch...
It's time to celebrate the new. Not just the new new but also the reinvented, re-created, and incomparably well preserved. T+L's Critics' Choice Awards, new themselves this year, honor the innovations that keep us traveling. Our distinguished pane...
It was good to be back. The last time my wife, Red (then, not my wife), and I visited Portugal, some two years ago, the weather was frequently rainy, but this time cloudless skies welcomed us, with timid zephyrs heralding the beginnings of spring....
Beijing The sprawling, three-story facility at the Kerry Centre Hotel (866/565-5050 or 86/10-6561-8833; shangri-la.com; doubles from $412) contains a 38-yard lap pool, two indoor tennis courts, a 256-yard jogging and rollerblading track, and mor...
Astute hotels now have a way to impress guests long after checkout: signature perfumes. Here, five available through their respective concierges. FRAGRANCE Parfum ($1,153/50 ml) HOTEL Claridge's (London; 44-207/629-8860) BOUQUET Saffron, iris, co...
At 2 a.m. on a warm spring night the streets of Lisbon's Alfama district are quiet. Few people are walking about, and the blue-tiled seafood restaurants and after-work taverns have all closed. Except for a breeze that rustles through the purple-fl...
With the euro sky-high these days, it takes more than smarts to navigate the Continent in style without spending a small fortune in the process. It takes a crack team of researchers. It takes carefully cultivated sources of insider information. It...