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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- The Baixa district is laid out in a neoclassical grid. Explore the shops and cafés and the main square of .
- In the fashionable Bairro Alto and Chiado, browse boutiques and art galleries before popping into the Instituto do Vinho do Porto for a glass of port.
- Belém is home to some of the city's greatest museums, including the Museu de Arte Antiga and Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. The architecture here is uniquely Gothic.
- 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.
- 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.