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Has India come to #Lisbon?

Has India come to #Lisbon? | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

Spectaclular image of Triumphal Arch of #Lisbon from the recent light show in the main square right next to the river. 

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Don't miss the light show in this #Lisbon square on from 9 - 18 August 2013 at 9.30 pm, 10.30 pm & 11.30 pm Fun thing to do on a Summer evening.

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Portugal, Scotland, Bhutan, Iran, Colombia. Top 5 places to travel to in 2018:

Portugal, Scotland, Bhutan, Iran, Colombia. Top 5 places to travel to in 2018: | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

When, in 2014, Portugal wrenched itself out of a three-year bailout from the rest of the euro zone, it instantly perked up. It had hit rock bottom with quarter upon quarter of negative growth. Even its most celebrated export, port fortified wine, could be picked up for a song. Then low-cost airlines began expanding with new domestic routes while punishing, yet successful, economic reforms combined to drive tourism. 


Portugal was hailed as one of the euro zone's standout economies and really began pumping in 2015, with a spate of new hotels, museums and Michelin-starred restaurants (21 in the latest guide). Spain is keeping a wary eye on its hot-to-trot neighbor. 


Lisbon's creative scene has made it the newest of the "new Berlins". See what all the fuss is about by dropping into the LX Factory, a brilliant example of urban regeneration. Built on the shell of a former industrial site, the enclave was established in 2008, survived the euro zone crisis and now, almost a decade later, is a thriving hub of studios and design shops. 


Lisbon is red hot to visit in 2018

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Got to admit being Scottish and living in Portugal I'm right up there with the travel trends for 2018. On permanent loan to Lisbon for over the last 30 years I really know a thing or two about ringing your travel bell when you visit my adopted home port. But then I've known for decades just how good Lisbon is for a city destination plus all the hidden great must see spots. Let me take you there this year.
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Mysteries Of The Lisbon Belem (Bethlehem or St Vincents) Tower

Mysteries Of The Lisbon Belem (Bethlehem or St Vincents) Tower | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
Carved Balconies And Spectacular Turrets On The Tower Of Belem The Tower Of Belem, in Lisbon Portugal, with it's… by exploretraveler
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Lisbon's maritime toll booth into the city.
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 Photographer's Guide to Lisbon

 Photographer's Guide to Lisbon | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
Today, photographer Hugo Sousa leads us around Lisbon, Portugal, and shows us his favorite sites to visit- and photograph in the city.
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Wander, look and snap Lisbon is perfect for the photographer in you.
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Lisbon Top travel destination for 2017

Lisbon Top travel destination for 2017 | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

Long overlooked in favor of neighbors France, Germany, Spain and Italy (some of which are showing decreased tourism because of safety concerns), Portugal is now turning heads in record numbers. We love getting lost in Lisbon’s winding streets, visiting the newly opened Museum of Art, Architecture and taking village-bound day trips to catch the freshest seafood dishes, and grabbing a quality meal for two with a bottle of wine for less than 20 euros. Make 2017 the year you take a trip to Lisbon with us www.your-lisbon-guide.com

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Make 2017 the year you take a trip to Lisbon with us www.your-lisbon-guide.com
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Christmas in Lisbon, Merry and Bright

Christmas in Lisbon, Merry and Bright | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

Elegant strings of lights glinted off the city’s renowned tile walkways, colorful window displays beckoned shoppers, and decorated trees illuminated public squares. Lisbon’s Christmas markets were overflowing with smoked sausages and wonderfully stinky cheese, while hot sangria replaced the standard mulled wine. Plus, the pleasant weather made it possible to stay outside for hours enjoying the festive atmosphere. If you are looking for a non-traditional European Christmas destination, you might want to give Portugal a try! With tiled streets decked with festive lights, a market held in a historic bullring, and hot sangria by the cupful - it's Christmas in Lisbon, Portugal!

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Discover Lisbon at Christmas time. 
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Have Dog Will Travel in Lisbon

Have Dog Will Travel in Lisbon | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
Lisbon is beautiful and packed with monuments both old and new, while virtually every form of tourist transport seems to be fun and dog friendly, from the historic trams that ply the cobbled streets and hills of the old town to the ornate 19th Century Santa Justa Elevator, that saves the legs of tourists and local alike when moving between the low town and high town.
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In Lisbon there are dog owners a-plenty and their pets ready to welcome furry travelling newcomers.
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The Tall Ships

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The Giants of the Sea are here.
Visit the Village and step on board the Tall Ships in Lisboa.
Want to be part of the adventure? Join Us & Sail on Board The Tall Ships Races 2016
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Unfurl your sails in Lisbon. Tall Ships Lisbon all you need to know about the ships that are sailing in and which ones take your fancy to visit. 
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Portuguese Wine Guide for Beginners

Portuguese Wine Guide for Beginners | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
If you have a favorite go-to wine, whether it's Malbec, Barbera, or Chardonnay, chances are that Portugal has a fresh alternative that might cost even less.

Via Gwen McCauley
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Lisboa Wine region yes this city has its own! The tiny region of Colares sits right along the Atlantic Ocean outside of the capital city, Lisbon. It is one of many DOCs in the Lisboa region, making some truly standout wines from the Ramisco grape. 
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Gwen McCauley's curator insight, May 19, 2016 9:07 AM
I've long been a fan of Portuguese wines and am delighted to see the many new varieties becoming readily available. The Algarve is now producing some stunning wines that I often highlight to my custom A Taste of Algarve culinary tour clients. This Beginners Guide is a handy starting point.
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The Portuguese SeasideTown That Inspired James Bond

The  Portuguese SeasideTown That Inspired James Bond | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

Where to eat and drink in the resort town that was once home to fleeing royalty—and the spies who watched them.

While Lisbon was the center of official operations, seaside Estoril teemed with royal families from Spain, Italy, and Bulgaria, as well as French aristocrats, wealthy traders, displaced Jews, and the spies surveilling them all. Many took rooms at the Palácio—Allied territory—or the Hotel Atlántico, favored by the Germans. The Spanish royal family remained in town until the & '70s. My very first time at the Palácio, walking to the breakfast buffet at the end of a hallway took me nearly 20 minutes, because I kept stopping to look at the photos of visiting European royalty and guests from the '30s to the present that lined the walls: stiff skirts at debutante balls, tiaras and white dresses at weddings, Grace Kelly and members of the Spanish royal family—the Infanta Pilar, among other Bourbons. Later that evening, I chose my outfit with slightly more care. The next day, as I left for the beach, I swiped on some lipstick.


The Palácio, with its dark bar and bright lobby, copious marble, lived-in period furniture, and bellhops in tails, has the inherent theatricality of an old movie. Ian Fleming stayed here in May of 1941, when he met Serbian-born triple agent Dusko Popov, the ur-Bond playboy spy known as “Tricycle” for the women occupying both his arms. Here, Fleming conceived of his famed character (and perhaps his hero's idiosyncratic “shaken, not stirred” directive). In those years, the high floors of Estoril hotels—the Palácio, Atlántico, and Inglaterra—were booked solid by agents who gazed toward the ocean after nightfall to decipher code twinkling from offshore ships. When the Germans ordered the best champagne at Spy's Bar, the gin-swilling Allies knew a battle had been lost in Africa. Bartenders got the news before the papers printed it.

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Lisbon Coast - Estoril a town with a beach an attitude and ghosts of Second World War spies. 
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Lisbon Principe Real Neighborhood 

Lisbon Principe Real Neighborhood  | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
The Principe Real Neighborhood in Lisbon is hip, luxurious and has tons of restaurants, shops and bars. This is your guide to what you must see and do there.
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One of my favorite off the beaten track areas in Lisbon, Principe Real is chock a block full on interesting things to enjoy.
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11 Things You Don't Know About Lisbon

11 Things You Don't Know About Lisbon | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
Lisbon is undoubtedly one of the best city-beach locations in Europe. With year-round sunshine, a collection of charming churches and picturesque grand plazas, it's the perfect place to enjoy a few days of Portugal's enthralling culture, beautiful food and warm weather! To get to know this inspiring city a little bit better, we've found 11 facts about Lisbon that you definitely don't already know...
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Now I have tweaked your interest book your trip to Lisbon and let me show you my adopted city. 

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side on Lisbon's Mosaic Sidewalks

Take a Walk on the Wild Side on Lisbon's Mosaic Sidewalks | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
Calçada Portuguesa, or "Portuguese Pavement", the mosaic sidewalks of Lisbon are a signature style that can be found wherever the Portuguese settled.
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#Art below your feet courtesy of Lisbon's crafty artisans.

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Lisbon a City of Books

Lisbon a City of Books | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

UI always thought the title "City of Books" belonged to Paris or Dublin, but now I've visited Lisbon. In four days I only scanned the first page but I sense volumes more beneath. Let me set the scene: This is a city where the first time tourist needs a 3D map. Maybe our sense of…the roads we saw on the map as a simple left turn or clear right angle were just as likely to be a flight of steps, an alleyway, even an outdoor lift or funicular, possibly right above our heads or below our feet as they slithered on the shiny cobbles.

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Up or down, right or left, Lisbon is best for a surprise tour. Great on foot even better by Your-Lisbon-Guide with driver!
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Lisbon Not Your Average Souvenir Store

Lisbon Not Your Average Souvenir Store | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

Seven Hills in downtown Lisbon is a boutique souvenir shop - and precisely the kind of place you should be buying your souvenirs from.


Aside from more unusual brands, you’ll find some classic Portuguese brand names such as Bordallo Pinheiro ceramics and Vista Alegre china. Seven Hills offers beautiful homeware, such as trays and boards made of Portuguese olive tree wood, carefully-crafted napkin rings, and towels and travel bags manufactured using traditional materials and techniques… amongst other little ornaments scattered throughout the displays.

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Something unique to take home from Lisbon try shopping here.
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Where to stay in Lisbon: hotels by district

Where to stay in Lisbon: hotels by district | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
A neighbourhood guide to the best areas to stay in Lisbon, as chosen by our resident experts, including the best hotels in Alfama, Bairro Alto, Baixa, Chiado and Belém.
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All you need to know about choosing the best hotel for your Lisbon stay. Book it soon Lisbon as is THE place to visit this year!
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Lisbon’s beauty - the back story

Lisbon’s beauty - the back story | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

Elaborately-painted Portuguese tiles, called azulejos, fell out of favour in the early 20th Century. But Lisbon today is embracing the art in its murals, museums and metro stations.


The blue-and-white tiles that line the church of Lisbon’s Madre de Deus convent complex tell stories in engrossing detail: Moses and the Burning Bush, the life of Santa Clara, the works of St Francis of Assisi. The tiles, called azulejos, are not only compelling, they are also uniquely Portuguese.


Azulejos first came to Portugal in the 15th Century, when parts of the Iberian Peninsula were still under Moorish rule. Although many assume the word is a derivation of azul (Portuguese for “blue”), the word is Arabic in origin and comes from az-zulayj, which roughly translates as “polished stone”.

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Lisbon’s beauty - the back story - told in the tile work of Portugal
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Lisbon city break 19 reasons why. 

Lisbon city break 19 reasons why.  | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
Lisbon rose nine places to 26th in the World’s Best Cities category at this year's Telegraph Travel Awards, voted for by more than 70,000 readers. Here's why it's proving so popular...
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Some of the best reasons you should be taking a trip to Lisbon!
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Visiting Portugal? Here's 10 Good Reasons Why 

Visiting Portugal? Here's 10 Good Reasons Why  | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

Portugal suddenly became the holiday destination for many world travellers but for those who need to be convinced, here's a list of 10 reasons to visit Portugal. 

Portugal's people are lively and adventurous - our ancestors navigated the seas and were the first connection between Europe and many other civilisations. 

Portugal has a fascinating history, there was a time when Portugal and Spain divided the world between them.

Portuguese Cuisine, here you'll find the best seafood you have ever had, along with several other unique dishes, such as grilled fish and meat, stews and casseroles, and, of course, salted codfish.

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and is one of the best travel destinations in the world. This city has it all: nearby beaches, monuments, historical landmarks, the magnificent and unique cobblestone-covered streets, a great river, wonderful food and wine etc. etc. 

The weather here is fantastic. Portugal is mostly sunny, summer lasts long and winters are usually mild. If you like sunny weather, you have 300 days of sunshine waiting for you in Portugal.

Portugal has the best beaches in Europe and some of the best ones in the world! If you are planning on visiting Portugal in the summer, make sure to visit as many beaches as you can, you will be amazed and stunned with the beauty and quality they offer.

Portugal is currently considered, by the World Economic Forum, the tenth safest country to visit with a fairly low threat of terrorism and a very low rate of crime.


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Visiting Portugal? Here's 10 Good Reasons Why you should visit my adopted home country!
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LX Factory, Lisbon's Coolest Quarter | SUITCASE Magazine

LX Factory, Lisbon's Coolest Quarter | SUITCASE Magazine | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

Lisbon is changing fast. All the charm of its past still stands – hills studded with pastel houses, butter yellow trams chugging up cobbled streets, timeworn Ginjinha bars and art deco cinemas – but what’s changing is the city’s pace, and as usual it’s the younger generation that’s moving things forward. 


Nowhere is this more evident than at LX Factory. Stretching out beneath the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge, this industrial strip once housed Lisbon’s most prosperous fabric factories. Lisbon’s golden age of industry came and went, and the area was abandoned. That is, until some wily folk decided to reinvent it in 2008. These days, it is an absurdly hip mecca of cafés, bars, art spaces, vintage shops, tattoo studios, yoga studios and music venues. The factory buildings remain relatively untouched, with lashings of street art colouring their bricks. When the sun comes out (which is pretty much every day in Portugal) LX Factory fills with locals sipping beer and – as we don’t speak Portuguese we imagine – discussing the delights of living in Europe’s coolest city. Here are the spots to visit if you decide to join them.

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Take a walk on the wild side of cool Lisbon style.
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Vegan Travel Lisbon Resource

Vegan Travel Lisbon Resource | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
Lisbon is a lively, friendly, beautiful city and we loved our time there. We were especially amazed at how easy it was to be vegan i
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All you need to know about Vegan Lisbon. A foodie guide to the best and secret healthy chow down places in the city. A great resource article from Keepin' It Kind 
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3D Lisbon Street Art the“Pig”

3D Lisbon Street Art the“Pig” | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it
Constantly traveling around Europe to create new installations, Bordalo II is back in his home town of Lisbon in Portugal.

The talented artist spent a few days working on a large new sculpture which is entitled “Pig”. As usual with Bordalo, this work was built and created using trash and found materials gathered locally through dumpsters and recycling centers.
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3D Street Art out of nothing wasted - what you find in Lisbon it you know where to look.
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Alfama - Photography by Thomas Thorstensson

Alfama - Photography by Thomas Thorstensson | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

Street and portrait photography from Alfama in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Alfama is the oldest district in Lisbon. The name "Alfama" can be derived from the Arabic word Alfamm: "mouth" in Arabic. Some of the parishes it includes are São Miguel, Santo Estêvão, and São Vicente de Fora. It is a close neighbour to the district of Mouraria, an old Moorish neigbourhood, which I sometimes stray over into, unknowingly. Alfama is an organic weave of old cobble stone streets, meandering passages, and dangerously close by tram lines. But below the enigmatic surface there’s also for many locals a harder reality of worn out urban conditions. In this body of work I'm trying to look beyond the stock photo trams and into the organic coexistence of architecture, history, and everyday life that exists here.

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Tip: For those who like their wandering discovery stroll of Lisbon on the less energetic side, take the antique 28 tram up to Graça and walk downhill through Alfama. 
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New Lisbon Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

New Lisbon Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon: Public Building Development, Portugal - design by AL_A - Lisbon Building, Architecture,

The Kunsthall Building
The new MAAT kunsthall building, designed by AL_A, will create exhibition spaces beneath a gracefully undulating roof, conceived to create new public space above the galleries. The project will renew access to the Belém waterfront from the city and consolidate the wider publicly-funded urban regeneration of the quarter. 

Incorporating over 7,000m⊃2; of new public space, the kunsthall will explore the convergence of architecture, technology and contemporary art as a field of cultural practice. It will accommodate a trans-disciplinary programme of exhibitions, public events and community engagement. As a new discursive space for the city, it will lead the conversation about the evolution of Lisbon and Portugal.

AL_A’s response exploits the natural assets of the waterfront site, framing an architectural narrative that is sensitive to both its cultural heritage and the future of the city.

Inspired by Lisbon’s rich material heritage, calçada-tile pavements are subtly reinterpreted underfoot and used to merge the new public spaces with the existing texture of the city street.

Building on Portugal’s rich tradition of ceramics, 3D tiles articulate the façade and produce a complex surface that gives readings of water, light and shadow, capturing and magnifying the tonal light qualities of this site.

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MAAT The new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology designed by British architect Amanda Levete will have plenty of space for exhibitions and events. Still  under construction on the waterfront it is scheduled to open this summer.  New director Pedro Gadanho, the former curator of contemporary architecture of MoMA New York, says says that this future Lisbon museum will be unique in the world, since no other crosses the disciplines of art, architecture and technology. It will link the relationship between art and new technologies, through contemporary and international programming. Personally I can't wait to see it.

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NOW TAKING OFF: TAP PORTUGAL DAILY FLIGHTS TO JFK, BOSTON - airsoc.com

NOW TAKING OFF: TAP PORTUGAL DAILY FLIGHTS TO JFK, BOSTON - airsoc.com | Travel 2 Lisbon | Scoop.it

 

Finally, TAP has just launched a new stopover program, said Neeleman. “People hear about Portugal and say they want to visit, but always end up going to larger cities in Europe,” he said. “Lisbon is so far out of the way, but there are better connection because you don’t have to backtrack going around Europe.”

Travelers can spend up to three nights in Lisbon, said Neeleman. “And we’ll even fly you to Oporto for free, then you can go on to where you want to go in Europe,” he said. “We’ll have 30 departures a week between the U.S. and Portugal. It’s a great place to visit.”

The new daily Boston service starts on June 11 and the new JFK daily flights commence on July 1. Both will be operated with new Airbus A330s to be delivered in June, boosting its fleet to 20 aircraft.  

TAP’s new executive class cabin has 20 lie-flat seats, while the economy cabin offers 34-inch seat pitch in economy plus and a 31-inch pitch in economy. The A330 will also have Panasonic’s EX-3 inflight individual on-demand entertainment system. The plan is to retrofit the entire A330 starting in 2017.

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Flying to Lisbon from New York JFK and Boston Logan just got so much easier for American travellers wanting to take a trip to Portugal capital city. 

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