- By Kevin
- On Nov 29, 2017
- Travel Tips
Tips about the notable attractions in Lisben,Lisben sightseeing and day trips.The most easily accessible beaches are on the stretch of coastline between Lisbon and Cascais and are served by regional railway that departs from Cais do Soder train station.
Museu Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro
At the northern end of the Campo Grande,this wonderful museum celebrates the art of Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro(1846-1905).The museum is located in a lovely old villa dating from 1912.It contains predominantly ceramics,which clearly demonstrate the caricatural bent of the artist.Figures or faces are portrayed in the form of vases,cups,or tea pots.Much of the work alludes to Portugal's history,and the pieces exhibit a mix of styles.Pinheiro's Art Nouveau bowls and tiles decorated with the reliefs of plants and animals are a highlight,and his figure of"ZéPovinho,"a caricature of the typically small Portuguese man,has gained great popularity.Various models of the"ZéPovinho"are on display in the museum.
Address:Campo Grande,382,1700-097 Lisbon
For a relaxing day or two of exploring the city at your own pace,the Lisbon Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour is the best option.This 48-hour pass,with buses that depart every 30 minutes,is one of the most popular ways of seeing the city.An audio guide provides commentary,so you get the background on what you are seeing.For something a little more adventurous,try a Lisbon Seven Hills Electric Bike Tour.This is essentially a bike tour without all the work of having to pedal up hills,and a nice way to spend 2.5 hours exploring Lisbon.
The Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon is a great way to see some of the most spectacular sites Portugal has to offer,from the quaint mountain town of Sintra to outstanding castles,ruins,and natural beauty.This eight-hour trip includes a stop in Sintra and Cascais,Pena National Palace,and a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast.For something a little different try the Fátima,Nazaré,andÓbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon and visit the famous pilgrimage site of Fátima,along with a medieval town and a small fishing village with a UNESCO World Heritage-listed monastery.