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A day and a half in Lisbon

Should we take a private tour of Sinatra or spend our time exploring Lisbon? We want to go to the art museum, Belem, Alfama etc. We have one full day. Arrive at 3:30 on the first day. leave early morning .
Best restaurants for two nights please.

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I would definitely stay in Lisbon. It's a wonderful city with a great ambiance and lots to see and do. Our favorite restaurant is Cervejaria Ramiro; it's a delicious fresh fish and seafood restaurant. They might serve only one meat dish, so you have to be a fish/shellfish lover.

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Lisbon is lovely and there is a lot to see in the various areas of the city.
Stay in Lisbon and enjoy as many pastel de nata as possible :-)

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Absolutely stay in Lisbon. With one day, you won't even have enough time to do an art museum, Belem and Alfama, let alone anything else. IMHO, Sintra is overrated. It's a palace, a nice garden, and not much more. In Lisbon, prioritizing and careful planning will be necessary. I'd suggest you use Uber rather than public transportation to maximize your sightseeing time. Restaurants? Pap'Acorda in the Time Out Market; go for lunch--it's cheaper. Cervejaria Ramiro is good for seafood, but a little pricey. For a less expensive choice, try Restaurant Frei Papinhas, but try to make a reservation--it's a small place.

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In Lisbon, also recommend Restaurante Farol across the river in Cacilhas. Take the commuter ferry from Cais do Sodre. The best seafood we found in Lisbon and reasonably priced. Plus, the ferry is and interesting ride with mostly local

Dennis and Elinore

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Lisbon has plenty to offer within your time frame. Walk to their “restaurant row” and let the smell be your guide ;-)

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Agree with Dennis and Elinore, take the ferry to Cacilhas. Lots of great seafood restaurants and great views across the Tagus to Lisbon. Also, a minute's walk from the ferry terminal is the last sailing ship ever commisioned in the Portuguese navy. Worth a little time and as i recall not much for admission. Another spot to eat while not fancy is kind of fun. In Praca Luis Camoes is a little restaurant called O Trevo, where they serve Bifana, a typical pork sandwich. Inexpensive & delicious! Lisbon is an amazing city. You will want to come back for sure!