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Not to miss

Baixa (downtown) - the busiest financial and shopping area. Praça do Comércio, the magnificent «Black Horse» Square with its Triumphal Arch facing the River Tagus, the Cathedral, the City Hall, the Carmo Convent, etc.

Alfama - charming ancient Moorish quarter with narrow winding streets and picturesque white washed houses, crowned by St. George’s Castle.

Bairro Alto - a typical night-resort and the centre of "Fado", the traditional folk song of Portugal.

Belém - the westernmost part of the city, known by its monuments (Tower of Belém, Jerónimos Monastery, Discovery's Monument, Cultural Centre, Royal Coaches Museum, Ajuda Royal Palace, Folk Art Museum, and the Presidential Palace), also for its leisure and recreational areas and its events.
Remember, it was from Belém river shore that the ships of Vasco da Gama and other famous explorers set sail, near its graceful Tower (1515) and Jerónimos Monastery, two of the finest examples of the Manueline style.

Parque das Nações - the site of the Expo'98, with new spectacular sights of Lisboa : the Vasco da Gama Tower, the old oil refinery Galp Tower, the Pavilhão de Portugal( a new building designed by the rewarded Portuguese architect Siza Vieira), the Oceanarium, and the superb "Atlantico Dome" - Lisboa's multipurpose hall for sports, shows, meetings and exhibitions.

Mini Cruise Tagus River - A mini cruise is a real must in order to enjoy Lisbon, a city overlooking the river and the ocean. Centuries of history will emerge from its monuments scattered along the hills. Panoramic view of "Parque das Nações".

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