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Tour LisbonLisbon (Eyewitness Travel Guides) Tour Lisbon. Portugal's captal is full of contrasts, the medieval Alfama quarter co-exists quite happily with avant-garde buildings, cafes, bars and night clubs. Close to the Arrabida mountains, this vibrant city should be a great place for a weekend break or longer stay, with this text as your guide.

Expo 98 marked an exciting renaissance for Lisbon, and the staid capital continues to captivate visitors. Haggle in open-air markets, or navigate narrow cobblestone streets to view historic sights. Choose from elegant hotels or charming pensions.

Lisbon Pocket GuideBerlitz Lisbon Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides S.) Tour Lisbon. This guide to Lisbon covers all the major sights, area by area, in an easily navigable format. Descriptions of tourist attractions include Alfama, interesting historic buildings such as St. George's Castle, the cathedral and Belem's monastery and tower, and Lisbon's major museums. The guide also contains background historical information, advice on shopping and entertainment and the low-down on Portuguese cuisine. There is an A-Z of practical information, listings of recommended hotels and restaurants and useful expressions in Portuguese. Special features range from Manueline architecture to fado, that soulful Portuguese song. Excursions outside the city are also outlined including Queluz, Sintra, the Estoril Coast, and monasteries of Alcobaca and Batalha. Maps show Lisbon, Alfama, Belem and excursions, and there are dozens of colour photographs throughout.

Lisbon can be summed up in one word: variety. From the 12th-century Se cathedral to the modern bridges spanning the Tagus River, from the 18th-century Aguas Livres aqueduct to the futuristic Oriental Station, Lisbon traverses the ages. The city's many neighborhoods include Moorish Alfama, home of the city's tallest hill, and 17th-century Bairro Alto, with its hopping nightlife. Museums, castles, open-air markets, funiculars, Fado music - Lisbon's pleasures include these and much more.

Lisbon Time Out"Time Out" Lisbon Tour Lisbon. Beautifully laid out on seven hills overlooking the River Tejo and littered with monuments testifying to Portugal's former maritime glory, Lisbon is a sightseeing delight as well as a mecca for clubbers and party people in search of a wild weekend. Written and researched by Lisbon residents, this awardwinning Time Out guide escorts you around the coffeehouses of the Chiado, the bars and restaurants of the Bairro Alto, the clubs of the Docas and Santa Apolonia, down into the city's deepest African and Brazilian dives and out to the finest beaches of the Caparica Coast.

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