Going to Lisbon, Portugal

I’m headed to Lisbon, Portugal for the week of March 7-15. Were have a MariaDB Developer Meeting there, hosted by Monty Program. We’re still getting people stating that they are coming (which is good), so if you’re local to the area, and dig MySQL/MariaDB/databases/opensource, drop by and say hi (March 11-13 is when the meeting happens at the Holiday Inn Lisbon).

I’m stoked since I’ve never been to Lisbon, so I’m going a few days earlier to check the place out. If you’ve been before, I’d appreciate tips on what to see, what to do, what I must not miss, etc. I think I’ll actually bring my camera this time around too!

  • Leandro Morgado

    You’ll want to see this:

    Belém area: Mosteiro Jerónimos, Torre de Belém, Padrão Descobrimentos, Pastéis de Belém (little tart cakes), look at the 25 de Abril Bridge and Cristo-Rei on the other margin.

    Inner/Old City: Castelo S. Jorge, Alfama, Chiado, take the Santa Justa elvator, ride a tram.

    Expo 98 Area (modern): Oceanarium, Pavilhão Portugal, Torre Vasco da Gama, and stroll around the area, look at the Vasco da Gama bridge

    http://www.visitlisboa.com/Home_UK.aspx?lang=en-GB
    Night: Bairro Alto and Pavilhão Chinês (awesome bar). Perhaps catch some Fado in the area.

    Sintra is a magical little village outside of Lisbon with some of the most beautiful palaces in the country. 1 day is probably not enough there but my favs are: Palácio da Pena, Palácio de Monserrate (there are so many more to see).

  • http://mindboosternoori.blogspot.com Marcos Marado

    Agree with everything from the previous comment. If you want to visit Sintra (recommended!) you have trains from Lisbon to there and back, and don’t go without visiting “Quinta da Regaleira” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinta_da_Regaleira

    I hope you enjoy your stay in Lisbon! :-)

  • http://bytebot.net/blog colincharles

    Thanks Leandro Morgado who suggested:
    You’ll want to see this:

    Belém area: Mosteiro Jerónimos, Torre de Belém, Padrão Descobrimentos, Pastéis de Belém (little tart cakes), look at the 25 de Abril Bridge and Cristo-Rei on the other margin.

    Inner/Old City: Castelo S. Jorge, Alfama, Chiado, take the Santa Justa elvator, ride a tram.

    Expo 98 Area (modern): Oceanarium, Pavilhão Portugal, Torre Vasco da Gama, and stroll around the area, look at the Vasco da Gama bridge

    http://www.visitlisboa.com/Home_UK.aspx?lang=en-GB
    Night: Bairro Alto and Pavilhão Chinês (awesome bar). Perhaps catch some Fado in the area.

    Sintra is a magical little village outside of Lisbon with some of the most beautiful palaces in the country. 1 day is probably not enough there but my favs are: Palácio da Pena, Palácio de Monserrate (there are so many more to see).

    and Marcus Marado who suggested:
    Agree with everything from the previous comment. If you want to visit Sintra (recommended!) you have trains from Lisbon to there and back, and don’t go without visiting “Quinta da Regaleira” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinta_da_Regaleira

    I hope you enjoy your stay in Lisbon! :-)

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