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Top 10 Lisbon by Tomas Tranaeus

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West Lisbon

West Lisbon comprises a series of hills on either side of the Alcântara valley, where a river once flowed but traffic now oozes onto the 25 de Abril bridge. The city’s former aqueduct spans the valley, disappearing into the green expanse of the Monsanto Park on Lisbon’s highest, broadest hill. Opposite Monsanto, the airy and desirable residential districts of Campo de Ourique, Estrela and Lapa descend in steep steps southwards towards the river. The waterfront from the Alcântara docks to Belém is a straight, accessible stretch bathed in bright light, with the 25 de Abril bridge arching overhead.

1. Jardim Botanico

Central Lisbon’s sloping ...

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