Lapa and Estrela

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Lapa is a quiet residential neighborhood with several chic eateries and one of Lisbon's most renowned casas de fado, Senhor Vinho. The Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga is at the foot of the district and is likely Portugal's most important art museum. Nearby is Madragoa, a small grid of streets where Lisbon's fishermen once lived and where you can still get a cheap fish dinner. Dominating the hilltop above Lapa is the Basílica de Estrela church, across from a pretty garden that takes its name.

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Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

On route from the center of Lisbon to Belém is this impressive art museum, housed in a 17th-century palace once…

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Museu da Marioneta

The intricate workmanship that went into the creation of the puppets on display at this museum is remarkable, and it's…

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Basílica da Estrela

A standout on Lisbon's skyline, this gleaming white basilica was built in the baroque and neoclassical styles, and its location…

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