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Articles by Paul Bernhardt

Lisbon’s landmarks

Lisbon’s landmarks March 27, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Lisbon rewards the eye with some stunning landmarks. The city’s greatest architectural draws include beautiful and revered historic buildings recognised by UNESCO, outstanding feats of modern engineering and daring, out-of-the-box contemporary design. All images © www.paulbernhardtphoto.com One of...

Game On in Lisbon

Game On in Lisbon March 24, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Game On, one of the most original, action-packed and fun-filled exhibitions to hit the streets of Lisbon in recent times is currently being hosted at the Museu de Arte Popular, in Belém. This exciting and innovative exhibition explores the culture, history and future of video games and looks at where...

Vintage is the Fashion

Vintage is the Fashion March 19, 2012 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Vintage fashion and the retro look are a perfect fit in Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s offbeat bohemian quarter. The scruffy-chic maze of cobblestone streets, blind alleys and terraced patios provides refuge for the alternative, a safe-haven for the different and a cure for the non-conformist. Here you can...

Let’s do Brunch!

Let’s do Brunch! March 12, 2012 | Food, What's New | Read More
It’s neither early nor late. But somewhere in between is brunch. And in Lisbon on Saturdays, it’s served at Eleven. Actually, the tables at this celebrated fine dining venue are set for noon, when a pastel wash of soft, natural light accentuates the geometry of the contemporarily styled interior...

Sintra – steeped in history, cloaked in mystery and wrapped in romance

Sintra – steeped in history, cloaked in mystery and wrapped in romance February 29, 2012 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Half an hour after leaving Lisbon’s Rossio railway terminal the Serra de Sintra looms into view. Lying at the foot of these ancient hills is Sintra itself, whose old quarter (Vila Velha) is possessed of a beguiling, medieval character. Sintra's historic centre - a UNESCO World Heritage site This magical...

Lisbon’s winning hostels

Lisbon’s winning hostels February 26, 2012 | Hotels, Travel Tips | Read More
Backpackers and budget travellers continue to vote Lisbon as one of the best hostel capitals in the world. Listed below are the hostels that scooped top honours at this year’s ‘Hoscars’ ceremony organised by www.hostelworld.com. LISBON LOUNGE HOSTEL Face to face: urban artwork at Lisbon Lounge...

Lisbon’s Underground Art Scene

Lisbon’s Underground Art Scene February 17, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Using Lisbon’s metro network (Metropolitano de Lisboa) is the quickest and most efficient way of travelling around the Portuguese capital. The city’s subway system numbers four lines – Linha Azul (Blue Line), Linha Amarela (Yellow Line), Linha Verde (Green Line), Linha Vermelha (Red Line) – and...

Shopping in Lisbon for something out of the ordinary.

Shopping in Lisbon for something out of the ordinary. February 8, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
So, you’re in Lisbon searching for a unique gift, an exclusive keepsake, or a special souvenir to remind you of your visit to Portugal. But where do you go? Here are some places your shopping basket will love. A Vida Portuguesa Ach. Brito/Claus Porto Soaps are handmade using only natural ingredients. Occupying...

Choosing a Tour Operator in Lisbon

Choosing a Tour Operator in Lisbon January 30, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The quickest way to discover Lisbon is to opt for a city tour. There are several tour operators based in the Portuguese capital. One of the most popular is Yellow Bus Tours. Indeed, the yellow, open-topped double-decker buses are a familiar sight on the city streets. Their itineraries take in the capital’s...

The best Irish pubs in Lisbon

The best Irish pubs in Lisbon January 21, 2012 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
By far the best Gaelic watering hole in Lisbon is O’Gílíns, located near the city’s Cais do Sodré railway station. This lively venue is an original Irish pub – the proprietor, Conor O’Gílín hails from Dublin. It’s been pulling them in since 1995 and is hugely popular with a predominantly...
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