Portugal Travel Guide

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 Sapato.

One of America's most significant retail exports is the mega mall, so it's fitting that Lisbon's version is named after the New-World explorer. You can pick out clothing, jewelry, and dozens of varieties of port from the store's many offerings.

This small beer hall in Bairro Alto hosts Fado Vadio [Street Fado] nights twice a week.

The Romanesque cathedral in the mazelike Alfama district houses 12th- and 13th-century treasures from a Moorish excavation. Be sure to stop at the adjoining cloister, which has an archaeological site with artifacts from Roman times.

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 dynasty, the monastery’s gabled limestone façade stretches the length of the square.

Vineyard tours and tastings are by appointment only at this boutique producer in the Rio Torta Valley.

The Portuguese society set shops here for sensual but practical ready-to-wear suits and couture gowns designed by a two-man team that's on its way to becoming legendary.

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Droves of locals make weekend-afternoon pilgrimages to the Parque das Nações, which was commissioned for Expo on what used to be a dingy industrial wasteland northeast of central Lisbon. Now it's a large garden adjoined by striking examples of contemporary architecture.

The late Armenian oil tycoon's exhaustive collection, housed in a former estate, is considered by many to be the finest private art collection in the world, holding a vast range of works, including Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities; medieval illuminated manuscripts; and Lalique jewelry and g

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

For a taste of the past, step into this shop that has been producing handmade beeswax candles in more or less the same fashion since 1789. There are tapers, novelty sculptures, and scented varieties.


The shop's collection of well-priced vintage jewelry includes some excellent pieces from the forties and fifties.