: Lisboa - Portela
: Praça do Comércio
: Santa Apolónia
Car: not necessary
In Lisbon you will enjoy an intense cultural life (museums, architecture, exhibitions, rock and classical music concerts but also little 'fado' houses); a wide variety of restaurants, from the small 'tasca' next door to the big modern style restaurants on the riverside; theatre, cinema (original language with Portuguese subtitles), nightlife. The shopping is excellent. You can walk around the town centre, take the “eléctrico” (tramway) to Belém to visit the Jerónimos Monastery, the train to Cascais along the coast to one of the nearby beaches, take the ferry at Praça do Comércio to see Lisbon from across the river... Less than 20km away you will find many beaches: Caparica (south of the Tagus), a 20km continuous stretch of sand, and Guincho (near Cascais), world famous for surfing and wind-surfing. Golf players will find a dozen golf courses within a 30 minute drive, on both sides of the Tagus.
Other Activities: sight-seeing, museum