Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa

Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa

The Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa (Book this hotel with Booking.com) is a five-star hotel close to Eduardo VII Park.

Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa, Portugal


All rooms at the Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa have flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Facilities include the Le Ganesh bar and the L’Appart Restaurant.

The rooms are spacious and well-appointed.

Marques de Pombal Square is very close to the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa and the nearest metro station is Marques de Pombal Metro station.

Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa, Portugal


The popular department store El Corte Ingles is at São Sebastião metro station.

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Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa (Book this hotel with Booking.com)
Rua Castilho, 149
1099-034 Lisbon

Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa, Portugal

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Images of Elevadors In Lisbon

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon

See graffiti-covered elevadors in Lisbon, Portugal. Elevadors are an iconic means of scaling the many hills in Portugal's capital city.

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon
Elevador do Lavra, Lisboa, Portugal

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon
Elevador da Glória

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon
Elevador da Glória

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon
Elevador da Glória

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon
Elevador da Glória
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Japanese Restaurant Nagoya Faro

Japanese Restaurant Nagoya Faro

Most of the "Japanese" restaurants you find in the Algarve are actually Chinese but the Restaurante & Bar Japonês, at 8 Rua Rebelo da Silva, in Faro, is a recommended place to try some Japanese-style food.

Japanese Restaurant Nagoya Faro, Algarve

There's a variety of sushi on the menu including a number of sets and special lunch and dinner menus.

Other menu items include tempura, sashimi (raw fish), teppan-yaki and desserts. A  take-away service is also available.

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Restaurante & Bar Japonês
Rua Rebelo da Silva
Faro

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Residencial in Portugal

Residencial in Portugal

Residenciais (singular residencial) in Portugal are very similar accommodations to pensoes (pensao) but don't serve meals.

Residenciais equate with pensions or guesthouses and the distinction between residencial and pensao can be rather blurred.

Residencial Dandy in Faro Portugal


Residenciais in Portugal are usually family run and offer a more homely and personal feel to big hotels.

Portugal is scattered with residenciais in its towns and cities and along the Algarve coast.

Residencial Oceano in Faro Algarve Portugal

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Rua Filipe Alistao 62
8000 Faro
Portugal Tel: +351 289 824 791


Residencial Oceano
Travessa Ivens 21
8000 Faro
Portugal Tel: +351 289 823 349

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Hotel Baco Seville

Hotel Baco, Seville, Spain

A recommended place to stay in Seville in south western Spain if you have made the bus journey from the Algarve is the excellent Hotel Baco (Book this hotel with Booking.com) in Plaza Ponce de Leon.

Hotel Baco Seville, Spain


The historic building now housing the hotel was once a labor union office building and the staircases and little anterooms are covered in beautiful tile-work. The 25 available rooms are quite small but are spotlessly clean and all have wireless internet connections. The staff were remarkably friendly and helpful and spoke English.

The Hotel Baco is close to the historic tapas bar El Rinconcillo, the Iglesia de Santa Catalina and the Iglesia de San Pedro, where the painter Velazquez was baptized.

Hotel Baco Seville, Spain


Hotel Baco is also a short walk past the Metropol Parasol Seville to Seville's Cathedral and La Giralda. The street the Hotel Baco is located on has some excellent bars and cafes for breakfast and an evening tipple.

The Plaza Ponce de Leon has a small bus station where travelers can catch a number #32 bus to Santa Justa Station.

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Plaza Ponce de León, 15
Casco Antiguo
41003 Seville
Spain

Hotel Baco, Seville, Spain

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Statue of King Afonso III Faro

Statue of King Afonso III, Faro, Algarve

Located in the square in front of the Infante Dom Henrique Archeological Museum, now housed within the Monastery of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao in Faro, is a statue of King Afonso III (1210-1279), the fifth king of Portugal.

Statue of King Afonso III Faro, Algarve
The statue stands in the square outside the Archeological Museum

History

King Afonso III is remembered for his wise and fair reign and it was he who won back the town of Faro from the Moors in 1249.

Afonso was succeeded by his son Diniz, whose 46-year reign was the longest of the Burgundian monarchs. King Afonso III called a parliament known as the Cortes of Leiria in 1254, which was the first gathering to include commoners, so Afonso has some claim to be considered the grandfather of Portugal's present-day democracy.

He is buried in the Cistercian abbey at Alcobaça.

King Afonso III Faro, Algarve, Portugal
Afonso retook the town from the Moors

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Bacalhau

Bacalhau (Cod) - Portugal's Iconic Dish

Bacalhau is representative of Portuguese cuisine as much as roast beef and fish and chips are quintessentially British.

Bacalhau is dried and salted cod and there are many Portuguese recipes that include this iconic ingredient.

Portuguese Bacalhau


Nowadays cod for bacalhau is normally caught off the coasts of Norway, Iceland and Newfoundland though over-fishing has led to the depletion of cod stocks and a subsequent rise in the price of bacalhau.

In Catholic Portugal bacalhau was often eaten on Fridays when the consumption of meat was proscribed by the church.

Some common bacalhau dishes include Bacalhau Gratinado, Bacalhau ao Vinho do Porto, Bacalhau com todos, usually made with boiled potato, carrots and cabbage plus hard boiled eggs and Bacalhau à Brás, prepared with onions and finely sliced fried potatoes mixed with scrambled eggs and garnished with black olives.

Bacalhau in a Portuguese supermarket

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