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Lisbon is known as the city with seven hills, so make sure you're wearing comfortable shoes throughout your stay here. If the walking is too much, hop on one of the vintage street trams or a funicular. Start by strolling around the Rossío, the downtown square, and walking through Baixa. There are several world-class museums here. Make time to leave the city and see magical Sintra.
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  • Watch the bullfights in Campo Pequeno, which take place every Thursday night from June to September.
  • During Feira de Outubro (October Fair) in Vila Franca de Xira near Lisbon, expect craft displays, agricultural activities, and a running of the bulls.

Side Trips

  • The enchanting city of Sintra (18 mi/29 km northwest of Lisbon) has lush woods, valleys, and a palace.
  • The Palácio Nacional de Pena (3 mi/5 km south of Sintra) is a glorious, over-the-top pastel display of turrets and domes.

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