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Culture in Lisbon

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Seven cinematic hillsides cradle cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and whitedomed churches. Portugal’s capital conceals a bounty of intriguing museums, galleries and performance spaces, all ripe for investigation.

ALFAMA

Wander downhill (to save your legs) through Alfama’s steep, narrow, cobblestoned streets and catch a glimpse of the more traditional side of Lisbon before it too is gentriied. With narrow lanes of residential houses and grocery stores, it has a distinct village atmosphere.

CASTELO DE SÃO JORGE

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Towering above Lisbon, the mid-11th-century hilltop fortiications of Castelo de São Jorge sneak into almost every snapshot. Roam its snaking ramparts and pine-shaded courtyards for superlative views over the city’s red rootops to the river. Inside the Tower of Ulysses, a camera obscura ofers a unique 360-degree view of Lisbon, with demos every 20 minutes. There are also a few galleries displaying relics from past centuries.

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