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Some useful words and sentences

Obrigado (if you're male)


Thank you
Obrigada (if you're female) one um
Please Por favor two dois
Good morning Bom dia three trs
Good afternoon Boa tarde four quatro
Good evening Boa noite five cinco
Yes Sim six seis
No No seven sete
Bank Banco eight oito
Change Cmbio nine nove
How much is it? Quanto ? ten dez
Do you speak English? Fala ingls? hundred cem
I don't understand No compreendo thousand mil

The Hotel
Eu fiz uma reserva em nome
de Jennifer. Preciso de mais uma toalha,
I made a reservation for Jennifer. por favor! I need one more

Eu queria ficar 5 noites. towel, please!


Id like to stay 5 nights.
A televiso no est
Eu queria um quarto de casal. funcionando.
Id like a double room. The TV is not working.

Eu queria um quarto para 2 No tem papel higinico no


pessoas. meu quarto.
Id like a room for 2 people. There is no toilet paper in my
room.
Que horas servido o caf da
manh ? At what time is the Onde a piscina do hotel?
breakfast served? Where is the swimming pool?

Minha chave, por favor! Onde o restaurante?


Where is the restaurant?
My key, please!
Voc pode chamar um taxi
Por favor, me acorde s 7:00 para mim? Can you call a cab
da manh! Please, wake me up
at 7:00 oclock! for me?

The Bar
Uma cerveja, por favor! Posso me sentar com voc?
A beer, please! May I sit with you?

Este bar tem consumao Voc aceita uma bebida?


mnima? Do you want a drink?
Is there a cover (to enter)?
O que voc gostaria de
No tem consumao mnima beber? What would you like to
at 11:00 horas. drink?
There is no cover before 11:00
pm. Voc quer danar?
Do you want to dance?
Onde a chapelaria?
Where is the coat check? Este lugar legalvoc vem
sempre aqui?
Onde a rea VIP? This is a cool placedo you
Where is the V.I.P area? always come here?

Que tipo de msica vocs O que voc faz?


tocam hoje noite? What do you do?
What kind of music is playing
tonight? Voc tem namorado? /
Voc tem namorada?
Oi, meu nome Danielqual
o seu nome? Do you have a boyfriend? Do you
have a girlfriend?
Hi, my name is Danielwhat is
your name? Posso pegar seu telefone?
Este meu amigo John! Can I have your phone number?
This is my friend John! Te ligo!
Prazer em te conhecer! Ill call you.
Nice to meet you!
Tudo bem?
Muito prazer! How are you?
It's a pleasure!

The Restaurant

Voc tem uma mesa para duas Do you have a table for 2?
(2) pessoas?
Tenho uma reserva em nome
de John Smith.
O que voc recomenda?

I have a table reserved for John


Smith. What do you recommend?

Garom! Eu quero fazer o pedido.

Waiter! I would like to order now

O que voc quer comer? O cardpio, por favor. / O


menu, por favor.

What would you like to eat?


The menu, please!

Voc est com fome?


Isso no o que eu pedi.

Are you hungry?


This is not what I ordered.

O que voc quer beber?


A conta, por favor.

What would you like to drink?


The bill (check), please.
Voc quer beber alguma
coisa?

Eu queria um cafezinho/ Eu
queria um espresso.
Would you like to drink
something?
I'd like an espresso. Eu queria uma pizza de
muzzarela I'd like a cheese

Duas cervejas, por favor. pizza.

Two beers, please

Taxi
Por favor, onde posso Estou com pressa!
encontrar um ponto de taxi?
Im in a hurry!
Where can I find a taxi stand?
Voc sabe onde fica o hotel
Quanto custa a corrida da X?
avenida Paulista at o Do you know where X hotel is?
centro?
How much does it cost to go from Eu queria ir ao aeroporto
Paulista avenue to downtown? internacional I would like to go
to the international airport.
Voc tem troco para R$
50,00? Voc pode me ajudar com
Do you have change for R$ minhas malas?
50.00? Could you help me with my
luggage?
Eu preciso ir para a rua Oscar
Freire. I need to go to Oscar aqui! Quanto foi?
Freire street Here it is. How much is it?

Eu preciso ir para a avenida Vire direita!


Faria Lima.
Turn right
I need to go to Faria Lima
avenue. Vire esquerda!
Turn left

Shopping
Quanto custa isso? Onde o provador?
How much is this? Where is the dressing room?
Para pagamento vista h Id like to change this clothing.
descontos? Is there any
Voc pode embrulhar para
discount if I pay in cash? presente?
Quais so as formas de Can you wrap it as gift?
pagamento?
Estes sapatos esto
Which are the payment forms? apertados.
Vocs aceitam carto de These shoes are tight.
crdito?
Esta roupa no caiu bem, voc
Do you accept credit cards? tem outra?
Voc tem um nmero This clothing did not fit well, do
maior /menor? Do you have you have another one?
a bigger / smaller size? Qual foi meu total?
Eu queria trocar esta roupa. What is my total?

Food and Drink


English Portuguese English Portuguese
beer a cerveja apple pie a torta de ma
capuccino o capuccino brownies o brownie
champagne a champanha cake o bolo
cocktail o coquetel candy a bala
coffee o caf carrot cake o bolo de cenoura
cognac o conhaque cheesecake o cheesecake
expresso o expresso chocolate o chocolate
gin o gim chocolate cake o bolo de chocolate
green tea o ch verde chocolate mousse o / a mousse de chocolate
juice o suco cookies as bolachas / os biscoitos
lemonade a limonada crepe o crepe
liquor o licor donuts o donuts
milk o leite fruit salad a salada de frutas
orange juice o suco de laranja ice cream o sorvete
red wine o vinho tinto jello a gelatina
rum o rum lemon cake o bolo de limo
soda o refrigerante meringue o merengue
soft drink o refresco muffins o bolinho
tea o ch pie a torta
tonic water a gua tnica pudding o pudim
vodka a vodka pumpkin pie a torta de abbora
water a gua
whiskey o usque
white wine o vinho branco
wine o vinho
wine cooler a sangria
madarin / tangerine a mexirica / a tangerina
English Portuguese mango a manga
apple a ma melon/ cantaloupe o melo
apricot o damasco orange a laranja
avocado o abacate papaya o mamo
banana a banana passion fruit o maracuj
blackberry a amora peach o pssego
blueberry o mirtilo pear a pra
cherry a cereja pineapple o abacaxi
grapes as uvas plum a ameixa
guava a goiaba raspberry a framboesa
kiwi fruit o kiwi strawberry o morango
lemon / lime o limo watermelon a melancia

bacon o bacon artichoke a alcachofra


barbecue o churrasco asparagus o aspargo
beef o bife basil o manjerico
chicken o frango beet a beterraba
chicken breast o peito de frango black beans o feijo preto
chicken wings as asas de frango broccoli o brcoli
crab o caranguejo cabbage o repolho
duck o pato carrot a cenoura
eggs os ovos cauliflower a couve-flor
fish o peixe celery o salso
ham o presunto chickpeas / garbanzos o gro de bico
hamburger o hambrguer corn o milho
hot-dog o cachorro quente cucumber o pepino
lamb o cordeiro eggplant a berinjela
lobster a lagosta endive a endiva
meat a carne garlic o alho
meatballs as almndegas green peas as ervilhas
pastrami o pastrami leek o alho-por
pork o porco lentils as lentilhas
ribs as costelas/costelinhas lettuce o alface
roastbeef o rosbife manioc a mandioca
salami o salame mushroom o cogumelo/champignon
salmon o salmo onion a cebola
sausage a linguia pinto beans feijo
shrimps o camaro potato a batata
steak o fil radish o rabanete
tuna o atum soybeans a soja
turkey o peru spinach o espinafre
veal a vitela tomato o tomate
turnips o nabo
yam o inhame
zucchini a abobrinha

Sights and Info

In the heart of the green and fertile province of Minho, the district of
Braga stretches from the sea inland, with a wooded scenery that
ondulates in gentle hills and valleys.

Porto City
Cathedral Clergymen
Church and Tower A
monument of the Baroque
style, built between 1754
and 1763 by the Italian
architect Nicolau Nasoni,
Torre dos Clrigos became
the emblem of Oporto. From
the top of the Tower, six
floors and 76 metres high,
after climbing an endless
spiral staircase with 225
stairs, the visitor enjoys
dazzling views over the city,
the river Douro and its
estuary.
Carmo Church
Cedofeita Church
Lapa Church Santo
Ildefonso Church
S. Francisco Church
S. Bento Station
Stock Exchange Palace
Ponte D. Lus I (D. Lus I
Bridge)
Ribeira The genuine city
is visible at the quarter of Ribeira ("River-bank"), right by the river.
Narrow and winding streets, dark arcades, typical houses with colourful
faades set in a place which preserves the charm of sites marked by
history, full of contrasts and curious characteristics. At night, the Ribeira
acquires liveliness and animation, being one of the most sought after
spaces, due to the numerous and pleasant restaurants, esplanades and
nightclubs.
The Port Wine Museum Casa do Infante (House of the Prince)
(Archives)
Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha Soares dos Reis
National Museum
Misericordia museum

Porto Surroundings
Oporto, the capital of the
country's northern regions
is magnificently situated
on the mouth of the Douro
river, from where boats
leave to sail up the
beautiful river.
Seaside Viana do Castelo,
ecclesiastic Braga, and
medieval Guimares are
but a few other examples
of a happy alliance
between popular heritage
and cosmopolitan
elegance.
Along the coast, holiday resorts like the cosmopolitan beach of Espinho,
busy ports like Matosinhos, with splendid seafood, or traditional fishing
towns like Pvoa de Varzim, but where there is also an animated casino.
Inland, for example, the quaint charm of Amarante, with 17th century
mansions overlooking the river and famous for a kind of sweet egg
pastries called "papos de anjo" (angel bellies).
Right next to Porto you can visit, in Vila Nova de Gaia, the lodges where
Port wine is blended and aged and where you can taste the different
varieties, or you may choose to take a river cruise along the Douro. The
whole district is filled with prosperous towns, as commerce and industry
thrive there, but you can drive along many calm roads with wonderful
views over the river or enjoy a rugged and still unspoilt coastline.
Espinho Cosmopolitan holiday resort with beaches anda Casino.
Matosinhos Matosinhos is, in spite of its industrial port, renowned for
its gastronomy based on seafood and popular for its coastline of small
beaches enclosed by rocks beaten by the sea. Pvoa de VarzimThe
ancient town, now a resort popular for its sandy beaches and
amusements, including a casino which animates the local nightlife.
Amarante Crossed by the river Tmega and surrounded by mountains,
pretty town overlooking the river .The bridge of So Gonalo which leads
to the great monastery of the 16th century that bears the name of the
same saint.
Vila Nova de Gaia Seat of a county of commercial and industrial
importance and facing Oporto across the river Douro, Vila Nova de Gaia
is the main centre of Port wine production.
The origins of the urban centre date back to the Late Bronze Age, 8th century BC
approximately. From the beginning, the pre-historic settlement had important commercial
links with the Mediterranean Basin. During the Roman occupation, the city was already
provided with impressive buildings and controlled an important road network between
Lisbon and Braga.

Braga City
Founded by the Celts in 300 B.C.
and a Roman administrative
center in 27 B.C., Bracara
Augusta, as the Romans named
it, combines the religious
importance with today's
commercial and industrial
prosperity.
To visit: the Cathedral (12th-18th
centuries), the Treasury and
Sacred Art Museum; the Museum
at the Biscainhos Palace; and the
Dom Diogo de Sousa Museum.
The city of Braga, perhaps
Portugals main religious centre,
is known for its barroque
churches, splendid 18th century
houses and elaborate gardens
and parks.
City Walls - Built by order of King Dinis, they were finished during the
reign of King Fernando, in 1373. Only the Keep, the Gate, the Tower of
Saint James, the Tower of St. Sebastian & the Tower of the New Gate,
have survived.

Pao Arquiepiscopal Bracarense


Extraordinary assembly, made of 3 Different parcels each unique in design due to
constructions made centuries apart. The Northwing ( faces "St Barbara's" Garden ) in Gothic
Style , goes back to the 16th Century. The Westwing ( faces the Municipal square) normally
named "late Baroque style" ( was built on in the 18th Century). The Southwing is what
defines the beautifull Town square, there it integrates several constructions commanded to be
edified by several Archbishops in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries.
Torre de Menagem (The only
construction that remains of the old
Castle of Braga.)
House of Coimbras
S Cathedral of Braga Built in the 12th
century by Count Henry of Burgundy and
Dona Teresa. You can visit the Treasury of the
Cathedral and the Museum of Sacred Art

5 Raio Palace Built in 1754, one of most notable buildings of civil architecture.
6 Fonte do dola The only known Roman monument of "August Bracara" in Portugal.

Capela Salvador Saviour (Chapel) Part of Convento do Salvador (Saviour Convent),


founded in 1602 and mainly destroyed after the 19th century.
Arco Porta Nova Church of St. Victor Church of St. Vicente

Biscainhos Museum
This museum is in Biscainhos Palace, a building from the 17th and 18th centuries. The
original gardens are still here. The museum's interior has painted and ornamented ceilings and
walls with panels of figurative and neoclassic tiles. Its exhibition rooms contain collections of
Portuguese furniture and pottery; glassware; silverware; textiles; and Portuguese,
Oriental,and Dutch Delft porcelain.
Old Archbishops Palace
The medieval wing, around a rectangular garden patio, may date from the 14th century.
Noteworthy is the Chafariz dos Castelos (castles fountain), dated from 1723. Presently, the
building lodges the Rectorate of the University of Braga, the Public Library and the District
Archive.
12 Santuario do Bom Jesus do Monte
Born Jesus do Monte is a hilltop pilgrimage site; it's reached on foot, via a funicular ride, or
by a car ride along a tree-lined roadway. A baroque granite double staircase dating from the
18th century may look exhausting, but if it's any consolation, pilgrims often climb it on their
knees. On the numerous landings are gardens, grottoes, small chapels, sculptures, and
allegorical stone figures set in Mountains.
13Railway Staion 14 Hospital 15Exhibition Park
Braga
Surroundings
Guimares
With its historical center
declared recently a World
Heritage Site by UNESCO,
Guimares adds this mark of
honour to another title it
displays by right, that of
birthplace of the nation. Its
proud and dominating castle
was where Portugals first
king, Afonso Henriques, was born in the 12th century. The newly distinguished historical
center is extremely well preserved and the narrow streets of the Medieval quarter are lined
with old houses embellished by ornate balconies and statuary, leading to the beautiful main
square, the Largo da Oliveira.

Barcelos - medieval walled town with a dungeon. Worthy of a visit are the Ceramics
Museum, the Archaeological Museum of the Dukes' Palace, the mother-church (Roman-
Gothic), and the churches of Tero, Cruzes and Benedictine Convent. Walking tours: around
the ancient Jewish quarter or in the streets with medieval houses and Baroque manors; boat
tours: on the Cvado river. A small city overlooking the river Cvado, is famous for its
pottery and ceramics, specially the tradicional Barcelos cock which became a portuguese
national symbol. The main attraction of Barcelos is its huge weekly market where visitors can
buy almost anything, from the legendary clay cock to all sorts of other crafts (pottery,
ceramics, wicker baskets, embroidery and lace, etc.), clothes, furniture or even cattle.

Esposende
Flanked by lush-green pine forests, Esposende is an old fishing village with some fine old
buildings and airy town squares. Boasting an idyllic setting on the estuary of the River
Cvado, it is a popular resort town for the people of Northern Portugal, who take full
advantage of the area's excellent bathing conditions during the summer months. Worth seeing
also are the ruins of the 18th-century fortress, while the town's parish church of the
Misericrdia was built in the 16th century. The chapel of Our Lord of the Navigators has
impressive ornate paintings and gilt carvings.

Citnia de Briteiros
The archaelogical ruins at Briteiros are the real proof of the existence of an important
primitive site, of pre-Roman origin, belowing to the general kind of so-called "castros" of
northwestern Portugal. They show beyond any doubt specific characteristics of celtic culture
although strongly influenced by Rome in the beginning of the Christian Era. The numerous
buildings of various kinds which seem distribuited at random but which, however, obey to an
urbanistic plan, although primitive, give us an impressive and very objective view of the daily
life of that ancient people living high on the mountains but protecting themselves in spite of it
with several rows of walls. A whole collection of objects of personal use which can be seen at
the Museum of the Sociedade Martins Sarmento at Guimares.

REGIONAL GASTRONOMY

In the Costa Verde region, one finds all the delicious northern dishes
as the "caldo verde", the codfish, pork filets ("rojes"), duck with
rice, as well as other typical regional meals. In Viana do Castelo,
the rice with codfish and the octopus " Margarida da Praa" style.
In Caminha, the steamed conger-eel, the whiting and the bream. In
Paredes de Couro, the codfish "Miquelina" style;: in Mono, the
roasted kid, the shad and the lamprey; in Melgao, the smoked
hams; in Oporto, the famous tripe.

On the dessert side, one can relish the rich and varied pastries traditionally baked by the nuns
- "S. Gonalo" and "papos de anjo", the "doce de travessa", the "arroz doce" (sweet rice) and
the "aletria", the "rabanadas", "sonhos" and "mexidos" (popovers and sweet dumplings), the
delicious "po de l" and the egg yolk and almond paste based pastries. As for as drinks are
concerned, the Port wines and the Vinhos Verde are a must.

Lisbon
Boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers
freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on
the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated
diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in
1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History. The
Alfama is one of the oldest quarters in Lisboa. Since it largely survived
the earthquake of 1755, the area still retains much of its original layout.
Adjacent to the Alfama are the likewise old quarters of Castelo and
Mouraria, on the western and northern slopes of the hill that is crowned
by St. George's Castle. Every year in June, the streets of all three
quarters come alive with the feasts in honour of the popular saints. The
Graa quarter and the churches of So Vicente de Fora and Santa
Engrcia are within walking distance of this area. Radiant skies brighten
the monumental city, with its typical tile covered building facades and
narrow Medieval streets, where one can hear the fado being played and
sung at night.
Nearby, Sintra's lush wooded heights and verdant charms invite
one to take a ride on a horse-pulled carriage, and gaze at the marvelous
manor-houses, located within the grounds of century old farms, as one
drives up to Pena Palace, built by Fernando Cobourg Gothas on the ruins
of a monastery from the 16th century, the style of the palace is a blend of
Gothic, Manueline, and Romantic influences which make for a very
explosive combination, and keeps the atmosphere of a royal residence.
To make it a difficult choice for the curious visitor and only slightly
farther a field, lie the impressive Mafra Convent, the cosmopolitan
seaside resorts on the way to Cascais, the verdant Serra da Arrbida and

picturesque Sesimbra, the Sado estuary and the aristocratic farmhouses


of Azeito.
Cascais - Stylish summer resort. Amongst the numerous restaurants,
bars and discotheques, are the following historic places: Castro
Guimares Museum and Sea Museum; the 18th century churches of
Nossa Senhora da Assuno and Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes; the
hermitages of Nossa Senhora da Guia (15th century) and So Sebastio
(16th-17th centuries) and the 17th-century fortress. Just a few minutes'
away lies Guincho beach (a great place for those who enjoy surfing and
windsurfing)

Ericeira - A fishing village 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Lisbon, 25


km (16 miles) from Sintra and 10 km (6 miles) from Mafra. It has has the
Atlantic Ocean as an eternal companion. The hospitality of its people, the
harmony of the "old village" with its narrow cobblestone streets,
characteristic housing, singular monuments, the fishing, the cuisine and
the multiplicity of cultural programming interlace here in a grand way to
welcome its visitors.

Palmela - Dominated by a magnificent castle which houses the ancient


Santiago Convent (currently a Pousada). The 15th century church of
Santiago stands next to the Pousada. Its interior contains the sepulcher
of Jorge of Lencastre and a wall decorated with 17th and 18th century
tiles. The Igreja de So Pedro - a 17th century church. Its inside walls are
entirely covered with azulejos depicting scenes from the life of Saint
Peter, Pillory erected in 1645, Capela da Misericrdia - famous for its
walls lined with 17th century azulejos. Palmela offers one of the best
views in Portugal from an elevation of 1,200 feet (366m). From this
vantage point, you can see over sienna-hued valleys and vineyards flush
with grapes to the capital in the north and to the estuary of the Sado to
the south.

Sesimbra - Picturesque small fishing town, with a medieval castle.


Like a sentry the ruins of this 13th Century castle built by Sancho II
protectively overlooks the village. Whilst here, do not miss the Sanctuary
of Nossa Senhora in Cabo Espichel
(which was constructed at the turn of the
17th Century as a sanctuary and has
often been used as a location for filming
due to its singular architectural design)
and Lagoa de Albufeira, a favourite spot
for wind surfers.

Sintra - In
the center stands the National Palace, with its
beautiful painted rooms and huge pair of
conical chimneys, the Village's ex-libris. Other
palaces: Pena, Seteais (18th century and
currently a luxurious hotel) and Monserrate,
renowned for its gardens and water courses.
The churches of So Martinho (Romanesque
origin), Santa Maria (Roman-Gothic) and So
Pedro of Penaferrim (15th - 16th centuries).
Nearby are the church of Santo Antnio do
Penedo (16th century) and Peninha Hermitage
(Baroque tile works). The Toy Museum, with over 20 000 pieces from the
16th to the 20th century. In the suburbs: the Capuchos Convent (16th
century) and Cabo da Roca (the westernmost point in continental
Europe).
Castelo dos Mouros - Constructed by
the Moors in the 8th or 9th Century A.D.,
this castle is situated on two peaks of the
Serra de Sintra, and from its walls there
are magnificent views.
Surrounded by walls and several towers.
It underwent various repairs, particularly
in the Romantic period (about 1860),
when King Consort Fernando of Saxe
Coburg-Gotha restored it, afforested the
surrounding areas and gave the ancient ruins new dignity. The Moorish
Castle was conquered by Dom Afonso Henriques (1147), the monarch
who also built the Romanesque Chapel of So Pedro, of which interesting
traces remain, next to the oppidum, where there is also a cistern, an Arab
horseshoe arch gate and remains of houses.
This chapel retains two interesting Romanesque doorways and in the
chancel are traces of fresco paintings, as well as several tombs from the
former medieval necropolis.
Pena Road. About 3.5 km from Old Quarter, on the road to Pena Palace
Opening Times: 9.30 - 18.00 /Last entry: 17.00 / Open daily / Admission:
3.50
Monastery dos Capuchos - This little monastery, constructed amid the
rocks of Sintra in fulfilment of a vow by Dom lvaro de Castro (1560), its
cells and dependencies lined with cork, is a wonderful example of
Christian austerity in its simplicity of decoration and meagre materials
and space. The little chapel, the refectory, the living quarters, almost
troglodyte in dimension, are cut into the crags, and underline the
intention of meditation inherent in the project. In the chapel are to be
noted the altar with inlay work, some 17th Century frescos by Andr
Reinoso and an 18th Century frontispiece of azulejos, the last named in
the outer chapel.
Situated in the Serra de Sintra, 9 km from Old Quarter /Opening hours:
Nov - April 9.30 - 18.00 / May - Oct 9.00 - 19.00 /Open daily / Admission
Adults: 4

Places of Interest

Moorish Castle Church of S. Pedro Museum of Modern Art


Monastery of Capuchos Monserrate Palace Toy Museum
Peninha Chapel National Palace Pena Park
Quinta da Regaleira Pena Palace Tourist Office
Church of St. Mamede Seteais Palace Fair of S. Pedro
Church of St Maria Archaeological Museum Tramline to the beach
Church of S. Martinho Regional Museum
Some 20km (12 miles) south of Tomar is the
fairytale Templar CASTLE OF ALMOUROL,
romantically sited on a little island in the middle of
the Tagus River. Gualdim Pais, Master of the Order
of the Knights Templar, built it in 1171, and the
towers and crenellated walls remain perfectly
preserved. There is a number of legends about this
magical place, including one that says the castle is
haunted by the ghost of a princess sighing for the
love of her Moorish slave.

Lisbon City
Lisbon - Spreading out along the right bank of the Tagus, its
downtown, the Baixa, is located in the 18th-century area around Rossio.
East of the arcade Praa do Comrcio, are the medieval quarters of
Alfama and Mouraria, crowned by the magnificent St. George's Castle. To
the west lie Bairro Alto and Madragoa, with their typical streets, and on

the western extreme is Belm, with its Belm Tower, (the sentinel over
the Tagus river that protects the entrance into Lisbon), the Jernimos
Monastery (masterpieces of Manueline architecture and classified in
UNESCO's International Heritage list) and the Cultural Center of Belm.
Areas:
The Bairro Alto is one of the most characterful and attractive
neighborhoods in the city. The Bairro Alto boasts boutiques and bars and
is a place where people meet in an eclectic and multicultural
atmosphere. To discover its streets, lanes and alleys, it is essential to
explore it. Traditional restaurants nestle alongside cosy bookshops; tea
rooms serving signature cakes vie for attention with funky design shops
and the boutiques of the most respected Portuguese fashion designers.
Bairro Alto is a unique experience within Lisbon packed with secrets ripe
for discovery.
From Bairro Alto, stroll down to the Chiado, the sophisticated hub
for the citys young people, artists and intellectuals The Chiado is an area
of iconic cafs including A Brasileira, art schools, theatres and of living
history. The intrinsic beauty of the Chiado, and its people going about
their daily lives -, makes the area what it is.
The Carmo area, next to the Chiado, has some of the most
fascinating historical sites in the city, such as the Convent and Church of
Carmo, which maintain their elegance and grandeur. Dont miss the
Museu Arqueolgico do Carmo, which houses a collection of artefacts
from pre-historic, Roman, Medieval, Manueline, Renaissance and
Baroque periods. Largo do Carmo was the site of important events in the
1974 Revolution.
Carmo is connected to the Baixa by the Elevador de Santa Justa,
another of Lisbons icons. The Elevador, designed by a disciple of Gustave
Eiffel, is open to the public and boasts impressive views over the Baixa
Pombalina and the rest of Lisbon. The Baixa is the city's traditional
shopping district where visitors can stroll around the streets and find
dozens of shops offering a wide range of temptations.
Rua Augusta is the main artery of the Baixa Pombalina leading
north from Terreiro do Pao (known as Black Horse Square by the
English), to the beautiful Praa do Rossio (Praa Dom Pedro V). Just
north of Rossio, discover Avenida da Liberdade, which in the 19th
century, was the favourite promenade for the Lisbon lite. Today, the
Avenida is home to exclusive international boutiques to tempt and
inspire.
On Tuesdays and Saturdays, dont miss one of the most popular
and busy markets in the city, the Feira da Ladra, or flea market, just a
short stroll from the imposing church. Every imaginable object and curio
as well as genuine antiques are on sale, and a visit to the flea market
is a real walk through Lisbon culture.
The "Castelo de So Jorge" perches on the highest hill of Ancient
Lisbon and the first know fortress dates back to 138 B.C. The gradual
settlement of this area already started during the Iron Age when people
from the Mediterranean civilizations, such as Phoenicians, Romans and
Moors, passed through there. Gardens and Belveders 9a.m - 6pm.
Olisipnia The history of Lisbon, followed by audiovisual and
multimedia supports ( Sala Ogiva, Sala das colunas and Sala da
Cisterna), translated into 5 languages. Cmara Escura - a 360 Lisbon
tour,in real time, throughout the only existent periscope in Portugal. The
Torre de Ulisses ( Ulisses Tower), where Ferno Lopes and Damio de
Gois used to work, evokes the Ulysses legend of Lisbon foundation.
Galeria do Castelo in the XIX century the old prisons cells were
factories where the traditional Portuguese coble stone pavement was
created but nowadays it is know as the castle Gallery that serves for
exibithions, related to Portuguese History and Culture. @Rua de Santa
Cruz do Castelo. Open Time: Summer: 9 am - 6 pm; Winter: 9 am - 9 pm
Bus: 37 Tram: 12, 28
The construction of the Monastery of Jernimos began in 1501, by the king Manuel I. Chosen
for real pantheon and funded by huge income in India, this is a monumental set of brilliant
synthesis of the latest trends tardogtico European and the first records of Renaissance
decorative, and reveal an undeniable technical mastery, especially in the elegant and bold
ribbed dome that covers the whole area of the church. The Monastery of Jernimos is
classified by UNESCO and Cultural Heritage of all Humanity

Museums: Ancient Art, Chiado (Contemporary Art), Tile, Archaeology,


Ethnology, Coach, Costume, Theater, Maritime, Military, City, Gulbenkian,
Modern Art Center, and the Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva Foundation.
Palaces open to the public: Ajuda and Fronteira. Churches: Cathedral
(with Treasury); So Vicente de Fora; Conceio Velha (Manueline), So
Roque and Sacred Art; Madre Deus; Santa Engrcia Pantheon (Baroque),
and the Estrela Basilica.
Shopping: Downtown; Avenida de Roma, Praa de Londres, Avenida
Guerra Junqueiro, and Amoreiras.
Nightlife: Bairro Alto and Avenida 24 de Julho.
Carina: In lisbon you should visit Belem, that have lots of historical
buildings and you should try the "Pastel de belem" 9custard portuguese
cake)...really nice :)

REGIONAL GASTRONOMY

This region is a fish heaven where you can find fresh bass and
cockle, and the mussels from Ericeira and Cabo do Roca; the red
mullets, clams and oysters from Setbal; the swordfish from
Sesimbra and the crustaceans from Cascais.
Other specialities typical of this area include the goat and sheep
cheeses from Sobral de Monte Agrao and from Azeito, the
pastries from Malveira and the "po de l" from Loures, the nuts
and egg dainties from Cascais, the "zimbros" (gin cakes) from
Sesimbra, the "queijadas" (little cheese cakes) from
Sintra; the wines from Colares, Bucelas, Setbal, Carcavelos and the famous "muscatel" wine
from Setbal. In Lisbon itself, you can try all the specialities of Portuguese cuisine. In this
city, you will mainly find typical country dishes like grilled sardines, clams " Bulho Pato"
style, fish soups " fragateira" style ... and varied and tasty dishes cooked with codfish. Apart
from all the desserts available to you, do not forget to try the local Belm custard pies.