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Portinho Da Arrábida

Portinho Da Arrábida (beach) – this beach is viewed as having the best waters near Lisbon. Nestled in a bay, Portinho has calm, crystal blue-green water that is excellent for swimming and diving. Advisory – this beach is only reachable via car – highway N10(44 minutes from Lisbon) (no public transportation goes to this beach). […]

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Quinta Shopping

Quinta Shopping (Quinta do Lago, Avenida André Jordan, 8135-024 Almancil‎) — With a tempting selection of designer boutiques, home furnishing outlets and jewellery stores, this chic shopping mall features such leading names as Hermès, Hugo Boss, La Perla, Lacoste, Versace and Missoni. There is a newsagent selling a wide range of international titles, along with […]

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Estádio do Restelo

Estádio do Restelo (Avenida do Restelo, Lisbon) – this is a multi-purpose 25,000 seat stadium used mainly for football games (mainly by the Clube de Futebol “Os Belenenses”), as well as for musical events (such as Queen, Pearl Jam, etc.). Those interested in seeing a Belenenses match are advised to browse through their website: www.osbelenenses.com […]

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Centro Vasco da Gama

Centro Vasco da Gama (Av. Dom João II, Parque das Nações, Lisbon) – this 164-store shopping center is considered the finest in Portugal. There are also 36 restaurants, 10 movie theaters, a gym, and a playground. Open daily from 10 am to midnight, its store carry major brands, such as H&M, Levis, Timberland, Lacoste, Pepe […]

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Estádio José Alvalade

Estádio José Alvalade (Lisbon) – this football arena (with a seating capacity of 50,000 spectators) is the home of the football team, Sporting Clube de Portugal/SCP (one of the country’s largest teams). This arena is part of a complex called Alvalade XX!, which includes a mall called Alvaláxia with a 12-screen movie theater, a health […]

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Costa Da Caparica

Costa Da Caparica (beach) – this is a popular beach at the seaside Lisbon area town of Caparica. Unlike some other beaches, this one has a string of restaurants & cafes, and can be reached via public transportation (with buses departing from Lisbon’s Praça de Espanha bus terminal to Caparica town – a five minute […]

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Aqualand

Aqualand (Route N125, Sítio das Areias, Alcantarilha) – open from June to September, this is one of Portugal’s biggest water parks. Even though there are sections for children (Paraíso Infantil, and Rainbow Park), Aqualand is better-known for the water slide activities for adults (such as Crazy Race, Kamikaze, Banzai, salto Louco, and Hydra). Admission: Adult […]

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Aqua Show

Aqua Show (Route N396, Quarteira) – open from May to September, this theme park has the biggest water coaster in Europe. There are attractions like White Fall, White Snake, Waves Pool and a Water Rollercoaster (with a trip of more than 740 meters in and out of water). Admission: Adult from 11-64 years (€27), Seniors […]

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Forum Algarve

Forum Algarve (EN-125 going towards Faro, first roundabout from the airport) – this is the region’s largest indoor shopping center, housing hundreds of stores, a supermarket, a multi-screen cinema and a range of restaurants. Regular events include fashion shows and model contests.

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Centro Comercial Colombo

Centro Comercial Colombo (Av. Colegio Militar, Lisbon) – this is another major shopping center in Lisbon, with amenities typically found in shopping centers (from movie houses to restaurants, banks, drug stores, etc.), as well as various store brands (from Adidas, to Aldo, Aerosoles, Gant, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Pepe Jeans, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.). See its […]