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Lisbon (September 2006)

There is plenty to do in this city - the aquarium and the surrounding area, Belém, the castle.

Benfica were at home in the Champions League when we were visiting - we bought tickets for the match at the Agência de Bilhetes para Espectáculos Públicos kiosk on Praça dos Restauradores. A highly recommended way to spend the evening (if you like football). A great atmosphere and a great stadium.

You can easily take a day trip to attractions outside of Lisbon - I recommend Sintra. The public transport is cheap and efficient. The coast and beaches are nearby too.

We stayed at a fantastic apartment with views of the castle. We found it at holiday-rentals.co.uk, property number 18164. It cost us €800 (4 people, 5 nights).

A recommended city to visit. We spent 5 days there without getting bored.