The dockland development in front of Santa Apolonia train station right below the hill of Alfama is a complete contrast to the medieval atmosphere of this ancient quarter. It has become one of the hippest places in the city, with former warehouses turned into a sleek nightclub, high-class eateries, and trendy shops.
It is a great place to admire the immense Tagus River at sunset and to relax after wandering through the alleys of Alfama. The restaurants have outdoor seating facing the river and attract a largely local crowd.
The name "Tobacco Garden Dock" recalls the time when it was Lisbon's main depot for storing tobacco, but it is now the city's cruise terminal.
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National Pantheon - The domed church that took centuries to complete.
São Vicente de Fora Church - A 16th century monastery with an exceptional tiled interior.
Casa dos Bicos - A 16th century architectural curiosity.
Military Museum - A testament to the country's battles.
Fado Museum - The story of the national music.
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