Elevador da Bica.

This funicular, one of the three existing in Lisbon, serves to connect the riverside area of Lisbon – R. de São Paulo – to a high part of the city – Santa Catarina. Designed by Eng. Mesnier du Ponsard was opened in 1892. Initially it was powered water (balance process), passed in 1896 to be […]

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Casa dos Bicos.

House of the Beaks. “The Casa dos Bicos (Portuguese for House of the Beaks/Spikes) is a historical house built in the early 16th century in the Alfama neighbourhood, has a curious façade of spikes, influenced by Italian Renaissance palaces and Portuguese Manueline styles. It survived the disastrous 1755 Lisbon earthquake that destroyed much of the […]

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Lisbon Oceanarium – One of the largest in the world.

    A large central aquarium, with 5 million liters of salt water, where several species of marine animals live, including sharks, make this space a great attraction, especially when traveling with children. The Lisbon Oceanarium is located in Park of Nations, the most modern area of the age, which has many other points of […]

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Azulejo – Tile – Tuile.

    Tile. Al-zuleique is the Arabic word that originated the Portuguese tile (azulejo) and designated the “smooth and polished small stone” used by Muslims in the Middle Ages. The way they used the tiles to decorate floors and walls pleased the Portuguese kings and gained a privileged place in architecture from the fifteenth century. […]

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Castelo de Lisboa – Castelo de São Jorge

    The Castle of São Jorge, of Muslim origin (11th century), was conquered in 1147 by D. Afonso Henriques (1st Portuguese King) and is situated on the highest hill of Lisbon. From Sec. XIII to Sec. XVI it was here that the Portuguese court worked. This monument still preserves 11 towers, some of the […]

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Santa Justa – Lift/Ascenseur/Elevador.

Santa Justa Lift At a height of 45 meters, it is built of wrought iron and decorated in neo-Gothic style with different motifs at each landing. The upper landing has a belvedere and a cafe, accessed by a spiral staircase, offering a magnificent view of the Castle of St. George, the Rossio, the Baixa – […]

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Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara.

This one of the most famause Lisbon viewpoints. From here you can see the este part of Lisbon, the Castle hill, all of downtown, Lisbon Cathedral e and also the Tagus river. Near the Bairro Alto, with a garden and terrace its the perfect place to drink a beer. Some of our tours (walking and […]

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Forte de Caxias.

Fort of Caxias. This fort located in the exact point where finish the Tagus River and start de Atlantic , was one of Lisbon defensive points till the end of XIX siecle. In ou “Belém & Caracavelos Bike Tour” we pass in this point – press here to see more photos and informations about this […]

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LISBON WEEKEND – FIRST TIME.

The first things that you must know is – Lisbon is a lovely city and the Portuguese are very friendly, they love that all people stay with a good memory of Portugal. After small introduction we suggest to choice a place to stay in the center of the city (there a lot places to stay […]

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Praia da Ursa – Sintra.

  In Sintra, near Cabo da Roca, the most western point of the European continent, we have this fantastic beach, who’s name is “URSA” (bear in english) because the top of one of the rocks the have a natural sculture like a bear. The acces to this beach is not easy, its quite secret, you […]

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