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Light and Lisbon, the perfect marriage. More than 300 days each year, no matter where you stand and where you look, Lisbon glows in white and bright colours, halfway from Paris and mediterranean brightness, but with its unique personality.

A weekend in Lisbon

One million people flock each day to Lisbon, turning it in a nightmare of cars, full transports and restaurants, noise and confusion, common to all big cities.
When the weekend comes, everybody seeks somewhere else the tranquility and peace of spirit needed to compensate the stress of a hard week. The confusion is then mounted in Cascais, Estoril, Sintra, Ericeira, Sesimbra, Arrábida, i.e. in all the good places at a short distance. There are many weekend destinations for who lives or works in Lisbon. Those who don't mind much with fuel prices go even further - Algarve is a temptation, or the search of each one's origins in the centre or north of the small and accessible country that is Portugal.
Resting is changing; and if, for those living in a city, the countryside is a relief, for who lives in the countryside (like me, in Turquel, a weekend destination for many "Lisboetas"), changing is... a big city.
Lisbon on Sunday! Wow!
Easy traffic, parking everywhere, most of it free of charge, people moving slowly with time, at last, to see and live their city, lively gardens, museums... shows... sports... malls... All available at a healthy pace.
Oh!
The pleasure of finding a new detail in a city that you thought you knew for more than 50 years!
The bright eyes of that kid, happy for having his parents back to his exclusive property.
The unique sensation of watching people in search of their human dimension in the brakes of the formal day by day.
Weekend in Lisbon! A must.

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  • Pros:It's Lisbon
  • Cons:Someone don't appreciate it, and spoils it
  • Last visit to Lisbon: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated Jun 25, 2008
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  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Interesting and helpful page, especially transport tips. Cheers, Irene

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    Hi Avelino! I have been enjoyed your Lisbon page... a city I hope to visit again in the future! But for now, I am traveling to beautiful Scotland again this year. Thanks for sharing your photos & insights / Jess :-)

  • berenices's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    The small stalls you mention have since reopened.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Lovely intro photo and great tips! I'm really looking forward to visit Lisbon for the first time soon.

  • wabIV's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    Thank you for the tips. Perhaps I will visit Lisbon in the Fall.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2009 at 11:05 PM

    Hello, Avelino! It is easy to fall in love with Lisbon reading your page! Thanks!

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2009 at 5:10 AM

    Ah Yes! Here you are! I've been looking at Portugal and of course seen all your tips. Now I know where home is for you. Thanks for the guided tour of Portugal. hurry up with the comments thoug!as alwys, great tips.

  • pulgaron's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Thank You for the information you have provided us. When I read it, it feels it comes from the heart, that you really want us to enjoy your city and have a good time. Thank you.

  • Feb 28, 2008 at 6:39 AM

    I love to be here one day! Before i will read your web site and take information! Thanks, volopolo

  • Nov 12, 2007 at 4:00 PM

    If not Chimarrão, what is your recommendation for a good rodizio in Lisbon?

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