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Baixa Chiado – Lisbon

Jul 17th, 2010 // Destination: Lisbon
Start by taking the Santa Justa Elevator (1) up to the ruins of the Carmo Convent (2), destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. This is the only remaining example of early gothic architecture in Lisbon. Walk up Rua da Trindade, where you can see the impressive façade of the Trindade Theatre (3), then continue down the road to visit the two churches, Igreja do Loreto (4) and Igreja da Encarnação (5).... 

Food in Lisboa, a Mini-guide

Jul 7th, 2010 // Destination: Lisbon
Restaurant Rio Coura Thanks to Alex we learnt about one a restaurant called Rio Coura (it should be somewhere here).  It may look a bit… raw when you enter, but don’t feel discouraged by the first impression! Food is definitely worth trying here. And it’s not expensive!  A plate of mixed seafood and fish together with a glass of Vinho Verde (delicate, fizzy wine) will take all your problems...