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What to see or do around hotel Sana Malhoa?

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What to see or do around hotel Sana Malhoa?

I am wondering what can we do or see, within walking distance; with a 4 yrs old and a 10 mths old? My huusband will be attending a confrence on the 3 days out of the 6. So my kids and I will be staying at the hotel. I hoping to wonder around the neighbourhood, shopping etc. Not sure what the neighbourhood is like. Can someone shed a light please? Thanks

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1. Re: What to see or do around hotel Sana Malhoa?

Hi there...

Locationwise, your hotel is outside the main inner suburbs, in the business district....

On our first visit to Lisbon we stayed quite close to where you are staying - although it's a bit out of the way, the area is ok...

You are close to the Gulbenkian Museum, which has one of the most wonderful collections of art, furniture and artifacts you will see anywhere, and lovely peaceful gardens...

There is also an El Corte Ingles department store nearby, which has a great supermarket, a cinema and some food shops....

After that, I run out of options within walking distance... maybe a local can suggest more?

We used the Metro a lot to get into town and see most things - the footpaths are cobbled and the whole city is very hilly, so the Metro makes life much easier - - it's a very good Metro system, and trains come every ten minutes or so - although I am not sure how practical it will be on your own with two kids!

The closest Metro station appears to be Praca De Espanha - which seems quite close...

Lisbon is a beautiful city, and I am sure you will have a wonderful time...

Have a look at the links in this post for some ideas on what to go and see...


There's a specific discussion about what to see in Lisbon with kids here:


Finally, if you type in the name of the street your hotel is on (jose malhoa) into this map and click the first link, it will show you where your hotel is... the main area of the city is to the south towards the river... http://www.golisbon.com/maps/lisbon-map.html

Feel free to message me if I can help with any more advice - always happy to help a fellow Aussie enjoy the city that I love ...


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2. Re: What to see or do around hotel Sana Malhoa?

The Gulbenkian gardens ins a perfect place to hangout with your kids. Playing on the grass, feeding ducks...

The neighbourhood isn't the most central but there's a metro stop close by and within 10 minutes you'll be at the centre. taxis are also very affordable.

Almost forgot! The Lisbon Zoo is also very, very close: 10 min walking, 1 metro stop or 5€ taxi! Perfect day for the kids.


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3. Re: What to see or do around hotel Sana Malhoa?


The Zoo is like 15m/20 tops walking distance!

The Hotel in this map: http://tinyurl.com/5lo3dx is central and the Zoo is on the top left.

Another idea, is the Oceanario, but in that case you need to take the subway or taxi to go there:


Hope this helps!

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