#AAAtravelselfies: See Yourself in Lisbon, Portugal

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A hilly coastal city of old pastel colored buildings and decorative ceramic tiles known for café culture and fado music—Lisbon, Portugal.
 
One of the best ways to get to know the city and see its cultural staples is by visiting the neighborhoods. In the hilly Alfama area, you’ll find narrow winding streets carved out centuries ago that run into major sites such as St. George’s Castle and Se Cathedral. Sitting on the highest hill in Lisbon, St. George’s Cathedral was built by the Moors before their defeat. Se Cathedral was constructed on the grounds of the Moors’ main mosque in a Romanesque style.
 
The Belem neighborhood is also worth a visit. It’s located along the water and has a lot to offer as far as restaurants, stores and attractions. UNESCO World Heritage Site St. Jerome’s Tower is located in Belem and is a prime example of Portugal’s unique and ornate Manueline style. The early 16th Century Tower of Belem is another UNESCO World Heritage Site worth checking out. You can climb the tower to get a great view of the city and river. For another view of the city, take a ride up the Santa Justa Elevator.
 
When it’s time to eat, try Cervejaria Ramiro, a historic spot known for its seafood. If you’re in the mood for shared plates and a drink, check out Tágide Wine and Tapas Bar, or head to The Nuns’ Canteen for a meal on the cheaper side with great rooftop views.

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