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where to go to in portugal - porto and lisbon?

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1. Posted by zinath (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys i'll be travelling for a week to portugal, in particular, porto and lisbon. does anyone have any recommendations where to go to?

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

They are both very picturesque cities especially Porto, so just walk around the two cities and you'll find plenty of nice spots. If you are getting the bus from Spain-Porto or Spain-Lisbon, be very careful of any valuables as they didn't let anyone including myself take any carry on baggage (even though I had hard to replace medication in the bag) and on the Madrid-Porto bus my small bag which contained the hard or impossible to replace stuff was stolen (most of which would have been of no value to the thief), so I was in big trouble for my whole time in Portugal trying to chase around all over the country to get passports, airline tickets etc reissued in record time without anything as acceptable photo ID except photocopies of my stolen passports to show which were good for my British passport but not the Australian one.

Apart from that disaster, Porto is a very very nice little place and so is Lisbon but walking about is the way to go for the most part.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 4, 2007, at 5:44 PM by aharrold45 ]

3. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I've been to Lisbon two times, and I have to say it's a lovely city and I'm dying to go back there for a few days. i loved wandering around the Old Town streets, up in the hill, and the view from Sao Jorge castle is amazing, simply.