Lisbon, benefiting from an influx of funding from the EU, has reemerged on the world stage as a destination for those seeking the cultural experience of Southern Europe. While it still has a patina of wear and retains an air of shabby chic, renovation and new development are mixing the past with the present to create an alluring juxtaposition of hip boutique hotels in old medieval quarters. The magnificent Praça do Commercial by the river Tejo is the centre of the city and reflects the atmosphere of this historic maritime centre. Heading east, you'll walk through the Alfama with its Moorish past, and up the rising hillside to the dominating presence of the castle of St. George. The pastel houses of the Bairro Alto line up like sunwashed Easter eggs.
There's a terrific panoramic view from the park on Rua de San Pedro that shouldn't be missed. Additional must see visits are to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, with one of the best art collections in Europe, and to Bélem to see the Cultural Centre, and the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the monastery commemorating Portugal s seagoing superiority. Take the metro D line or a taxi up to the Parque das Naçoes, home of Expo 98 and now a splendid outdoor vista with shops, restaurants and one of the most stunning Aquariums on earth, the Oceanarium.
The STREETWISE Lisbon map, including the Lisbon Area map, pulls all of these sites plus hotels, and metro stations together to help you navigate and enjoy your visit to Lisbon. The Lisbon Region map will guide you on day trips west of the city along the beautiful Costa Estoril to Cascais, Estoril and Sintra. And finally, a map of Portugal facilitates further exploration of the beautiful countryside.
This pocket size map of Lisbon is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use.
Main Lisbon Map 1:8,000
Belem Inset Map 1:8,000
Central Lisbon North Map 1:8,000
Lisbon Area Map 1:46,000
Lisbon Regional Map 1:340,000
Portugal Map 1:3,000,000
Map opens out to 81mm x 210mm, printed on both sides