Local services in Portugal

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

Lisbon remains Western Europe's least expensive capital and shopping is also a cultural experience, especially when visiting historic stores like the tiny Luvaria Ulisses glove shop and Casa das Velas do Loreto for candles (Rua do Loreto, 53). The city isn't particularly big on markets, but there is a flea market (called Feira da Ladra) by the National Pantheon every Saturday and Tuesday mornings, and a colorful market of fresh produce open every morning on the waterfront (Mercado da Ribeira). 

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Lisbon and the surrounding area have a wide network of yellow buses, electric trams and trolleybuses which cover the entire city. Lisbon is recognised as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism.

Shopping

Shopping

Shopping in Portugal is to buy into its many neighbourhoods. The couture crowd will be rewarded with rich pickings along glitzy Avenida da Liberdade where designer stockists include Prada...
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Health Clinics and Hospitals

Health Clinics and Hospitals

The Lisbon health centers serve the health care needs of the Lisbon community and surrounding communities by providing health care facilities. Pharmacies have a rotational system.
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Dentists and Teeth Whitening

Dentists and Teeth Whitening

Portugal is often overshadowed by its larger neighbour Spain but it is a beautiful country with distinctive character of its own. Historic cities, magnificent beaches and a fine...
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