It was only a matter of time before the rest of the world finally looked left from Spain and discovered Lisbon's seven hills of enthralling architect... Read More
It was only a matter of time before the rest of the world finally looked left from Spain and discovered Lisbon's seven hills of enthralling architecture, fantastic food and wine, culturally rich museums, and centuries-old monuments. Belém is home to the richest concentration of attractions, from UNESCO-recognized historic sites like the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém to the free and fantastic contemporary art nirvana that is Museu Colecão Berardo. Remnants of pre-earthquake Lisbon, such as downtown's Convento de Carmo and Núcleo Arqueológico da Rua dos Correeiros, will impress history buffs. But the city's sheer abundance of gorgeousness, from azulejo-tiled architecture and stone-walled restaurants and bars around the atmospheric alleyways of Bairro Alto to the rust-orange wave of Alfama's mazelike mélange of rooftops, will leave visitors planning their next trip to Portugal.