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What to do? 3 Hours in Lisbon (8:30am-11:30am)

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What to do? 3 Hours in Lisbon (8:30am-11:30am)

Will be in Lisbon for 3 hours (not long enough, i'm sure but it's all i have)...What MUST be seen in Lisbon and any cafe/restaurant suggestions for breakfast/brunch open before 10:30am?

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1. Re: What to do? 3 Hours in Lisbon (8:30am-11:30am)

We need more information please. Are you landing at the airport? Coming by cruise ship? What? Is the arrival time of the plane 8:30 a.m? and the departure of the next one at 11:30 a.m.?

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2. Re: What to do? 3 Hours in Lisbon (8:30am-11:30am)

In 3 hours and early in the morning, may be a traffic day, you may go to take your breakfast to MEXICANA, is not far from the airport (?)and them you may take the subway (METRO)from Alameda station to Rossio or Baixa-Chiado (our downtown).

After a walk yoy may retur to the airport by taxi, it should take about 30 min. and not expensive.


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3. Re: What to do? 3 Hours in Lisbon (8:30am-11:30am)


I have 2 suggestions for you...



Have breakfast at the most famous place for the delicious Pastéis de Belém (custard small tarts directly from the oven) a perfect way to start the day with a cup of tea, a coffee or a glass of port or moscatel wine. This bakery is part of Lisbon's history as it exists since 1837 (check their site: www.pasteisdebelem.pt.

You can read a bit about this old bakery and its famous tarts here: strawberryworld-lisbon.com/lisbon/places/tar…

Then visit Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (close to the bakery) and Torre de Belém if you still have time... (both classified by UNESCO as World heritage Sites).

The Hieronymites Monastery is a magnificent monastery and was built on the same site of the hermitage where Vasco da Gama and his men spent the night in prayer before departing for India in 1497. The Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the Torre de Belem are the supreme architectural representatives of the Portuguese Discoveries' period. They were erected in Belem, which, in the sixteenth century, was the site of the port from which the caravelas and other large ships set sail on the great voyages of the maritime discoveries.


Get lost in one of Lisbon's ancient quarters (Alfama, Chiado, Santa Catarina, etc... and just watch the city wake up. If you go up to the castle (castelo de S. jorge) you pass through some of this quarters and be rewarded with a great view over Lisbon at the castle site. You can go up to the castle either by foot or by tram 28.

I hope you have fun in these 3 hours in Lisboa!


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4. Re: What to do? 3 Hours in Lisbon (8:30am-11:30am)

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