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Charlotte and Benedikt (Germany). When we found them they had just climbed the stairways of S. Cristóvão and took the opportunity to rest in a bench strategically placed at the top of the staircase. A large book of Lonely Planet about Portugal took our attention and we wanted to know what they liked the most in Portugal.

Why did you choose to visit Portugal?
We wanted to learn more about the history of Portugal...

When in Rome do as romans and in Lisbon ... do as ‘alfacinhas’! To start the day, the typical lisboeta likes to have breakfast at the cafe in the neighborhood, and in Mouraria, Leitaria Moderna is the morning meeting point for the inhabitants of the neighborhood. This is the spot where they say Good Morning and listen the local news of the previous day. The ‘Tuga’  breakfast includes a coffee or a 'galão' (glass of hot milk with coffee) or a 'meia de leite' (large cup of hot milk with coffee) accompanied by toasted bread with butter, or a sandwich with ham and cheese or pastel de nata with a coffee...

Is one of the best kept secrets of downtown Lisbon. Among the pots and pans of Pollux, the 9-store shop where you can find anything for the home, hides one of the most beautiful terraces overlooking the capital. Just take the elevator to the 8th floor, follow the stairs up to floor 9 and find the Lisbon rooftops at your feet. Plus: The terrace is relatively unknown, so it is possible to take the typical Portuguese breakfast – coffee with milk and bread toasted with butter - without the confusion of downtown cafes...

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