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  • F. Peter Herff II

    Years as agent: 35. Other specialties: Italy, the Iberian Peninsula. Consulting fee: From $350. tor@jensenworldtravel.com More
  • Fábrica Braço de Prata

    Don’t let the seemingly shady surroundings deter you from an evening visit. The 1908 arms factory is home to a cultural center consisting of exposi... More
  • Fátima Lopes

    In 1992, "bad-girl designer" Fatima Lopes opened her self-named shop and started her own brand of clothing in Bairro Alto. Lopes drew the fashion w... More
  • Galeria Reverso

    This 11 years-old Santos pioneer is local Paula Crespo’s temple to contemporary jewelry design. More
  • Garrafeira Alfaia

    Snag one of the 18 wooden stools at this diminutive Bairro Alto boîte, where you can savor a singular Chardonnay from the emerging Alentejo region ... More
  • Ginja Sem Rival

    Ginjinha, the pungent morello-cherry liquor—a national icon—is best enjoyed at this venerable, peanut-size bar, near the National Theatre. More
  • Herdade do Esporão

  • ILS

    The shop's collection of well-priced vintage jewelry includes some excellent pieces from the forties and fifties. Created by the editors of T+L fo... More
  • Livraria Lello

    The elaborate neo-Gothic façade of this former library barely hints at the opulence inside: carved wood, gilded pillars, ornamented ceilings, and a... More
  • Lojadatalaia

    Though you're unlikely to schlep home a Knoll chair, don't miss a trip to Manuel Reis's design-furniture boutique, a stone's throw from Bica do Sap... More
  • Luvaria Ulisses

    The butter-soft lambskin and leather gloves rival anything you'll find in Paris, but at bargain prices. More
  • Lux, Lisbon

    Promoter Manuel Reis's club at the docks is the place to go to dance to pumping house music all night long with a lively crowd of creative types an... More
  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

    This historic site offers a glimpse of early-16th-century Lisbon. Built in the ornate Manueline style to celebrate King Manuel I’s Avis-Beja dynast... More
  • Museu Coleccão Berardo

    This latest addition to Belém’s sprawling Cultural Center opened in June 2007 and houses a 1,000-plus inventory of modern and contemporary painting... More
  • Museu do Design e da Moda

    In a former bank in Baixa, you’ll find an exhaustive collection of contemporary furniture (Ponti; Studio 65) and vintage couture (Dior; Westwood). ... More

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