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Lisbon Insider Knowledge

Belem Area

Belem is an elegant, vibrant part of old Lisbon. A green area with museums, parks, excellent food, and a riverside setting with cafés and a sea breeze. Here you get beautiful historic buildings with Portuguese tiles, cobbled streets with quaint fish restaurants and just in front the river Tagus with all the attractions and sports it offers.



Eat /Drink/

Food in Lisbon is extraordinarily good and cost friendly. On our street you have O Prado, one of the best. On our street you have delicious ice-cream, the famous Pasteis de Belem custard cakes, an amazing seafood restaurant, a local take-away and lots of little cafés.

Pampering, Fitness & Sports

So much irresistible food, luckily there are plenty of sporty options for your visit to Lisbon The Belem riverfront offers bike rentals, boat rides, surf & body board tours. The train in Belem takes you to the fantastic beaches of Cascais and Sintra. If you hop on the ferry across the road you get to the Costa da Caparica beaches on the other side of the river on your bike as well as east in the riverside restaurants.

Culture Vultures

You can walk to major cultural attractions from the apartment such as LX Factory with its modern street art, the new Maat Museum, The Coach Museum, Palacio de Belem, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and CCB Museum. For a day trip Cascais and Sintra are beautiful towns to visit.

Lisbon Events

May – Estoril jazz Festival
June – Sardine Fest –Feiras Populares with lots of music and wine
July – Music Festivals, NOS Summer Opening & Optimus
August - Beach time & jazz Festival
September – Wine harvest in Setubal
November - Web Summit
December - Christmas lights, parties and New Year concerts in Praça Comercio

Top 10 do´s

Lose an hour watching the world go by in a café.
Take the train to Estoril & Cascais. Stop at Garret bakery for tea.
Walk on top of the Maat Museum by architect Amanda Levet across the street
Get some Surf lessons in Carcavelos beach
Shopping in Chiado and Principe Real for non-obvious purchases.
Take the 15 Tram to the museum district, CCB, Jeronimos
Visit the Oceanarium the best aquarium in Europe
Try the Pasteis de Belem, the queue moves fast
Walk around Chiado and the Baixa gazing at the architecture
Get a haircut at Matt´s Lisbaeta in Rua Ivens
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Funchal Cottages

Rua Julio Dinis 27
9060-144 Funchal
Madeira – Portugal

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