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Get Lost in Lisbon, Says Conde Nast Traveller Magazine

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Conde Nast Traveller magazineThe latest issue of Condé Nast Traveller magazine on sale now (October 2012 – Special 15th Anniversary Issue) lists Lisbon on the cover, introducing a 6-page article which highlights the Portuguese capital as a “Short Break” destination. With the title “Get Lost in Lisbon,” it suggests that readers “stray from the grand avenues” of the city which will make them “find the still-beating heart of a country that once ruled the world.”
The article focuses mostly on Lisbon’s faded glory, a city of “ravaged beauty” and with “the most absurdly beautiful railway station” the author has “ever seen.”
While there are a few imprecisions resulting from the author’s personal impressions as an outside visitor, the article makes a decent job at describing Lisbon’s atmosphere. It mostly goes up and down the “shaded alleyways” of the “twisted old quarters” and only makes one of the usual tourist stops, the “glorious Jeronimos Monastery.”
The photos that accompany the text include a concept store in Chiado, the Portas do Sol viewpoint, a cocktail being stirred at Bistro 100 Maneiras, and shops and eateries at Lx Factory.
Among the few recommendations are the Heritage Avenida and Lisboa Plaza hotels, as well as the new Cascais pousada.

“Step away from the majestic façades of imperial Lisbon and you’ll find a city with a poetic soul”
–Conde Nast Traveller, Oct. 2012