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Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and a centre for finance and trade. There is plenty for visitors to do, as it's also a city of art and entertainment. With ebookers, you can book an enjoyable trip to Lisbon at any time, reserving accommodation in one of many Lisbon hotels.
Lisbon is an historical city filled with artefacts of its past, which are available for viewing by those interested in the art and architecture of the region. After flying into town using your ebookers reserved seat, you can visit a few of the city's attractions to get a feel for the city's history and culture. For a prime example of the type of historical architecture that's sprinkled throughout the town, take a tour of the Jeronimos Monastery. Built at the start of the 16th century, the monastery clearly shows the multicultural background of the region with a structure that's a mix of gothic, Moorish and renaissance architecture. Another example from the period is the Tower of Belem, which demonstrates the Manueline elements in the structure of the buildings of that age. For a look at the art of the area, visit the National Museum of Ancient Art in the former Count of Alvor's palace. The art collection is primarily Portuguese and European art and covers a period of regional history extending back to the 14th century. Another enjoyable museum to visit on a trip to Lisbon is the Museu da Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, which contains a private collection of artwork from around the world. Among the exhibits are works by Rembrandt, Renoir and Rubens.
The cuisine in Lisbon consists of a tasty mix of classical Portuguese dishes, North African and Middle Eastern meals and French provincial cooking. For classical Portuguese dishes, try the Restaurant Valle Flor or the Café Sao Bento. Both keep a menu that's filled with old local favourites such as port-marinated smoked salmon or spiced apple chicken. If you'd rather try food with a French influence, then Casa de Comida is the perfect gastronomic destination, specializing in dishes that feature local fish and seafood. A more international taste sensation can be had at the Bocca restaurant, which offers smoked duck, Iberian pork and Sao Miguel pineapple soup on its menu. It's some of the tastiest food in Europe, and it is easily reached with a quick airline reservation made through ebookers.
Spectator sports, especially European football, are a popular attraction in Lisbon. As the host of three major football teams, the city gets a little wild during football season. The best team in town is Sport Lisboa e Benfica, who have twice been the winners of the European Cup. In addition, the teams Sporting Clube de Portugal and C.F. Os Belenenses both have dedicated fans who love to cheer on their favourite teams. Catching a game is a big event in Lisbon, with players and fans alike enjoying an exhausting time. However, football isn't the only game in town. Handball, roller hockey, fencing and basketball are also popular sports to watch. To get there, you'll need to get a flight and book rooms in one of the available Lisbon hotels. Fortunately, ebookers can handle both jobs with ease.
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