Lisbon Awakes

What you need to know about Europe's soulful city.

Words: Lee Tulloch, Photography: Tony Amos
Bairro Alto, Alfama
Lisbon trams
Santa Catarina
Restoring ceramics, Rossio train station
flores naturais
Baixa rooftops
Alfama windows
Club de Fado
Memmo Alfama
Memmo Alfama
Alfama and Baixa
Alfama, Praco do Commercio
A Brasileira, Confeitaria Nacional
Luvaria Ulisses, Caza Das Vellas Loreto
Paris Em Lisboa, Vista Allegre Porcelain
A Vida Portugese
Palacio Ramhalete
Sao Roque church
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Romantic, cultured and inexpensive, the Portuguese capital is the European city of the moment. Lisbon’s charm lies in its genteel shabbiness and it’s still surprisingly modest and unaffected by all the attention. Even so, much of the city is being restored and gentrified. Don’t delay!

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