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MICHELLE MARIE AREAN

MICHELLE MARIE AREAN

All photos left to right: Rooftop bar at Iberostar Las Letras;
sightseeing in Madrid at the Palacio Real; lobby at
Iberostar Lisboa; and strolling through Lisbon.

Lisbon
STAY
Iberostar Lisboa greets guests with a
welcome champagne cocktail in its posh
lobby, home to a bar serving drinks and
snacks, as well as early morning breakfast. At
this modern-style property, with Minimalist
decor, each uber-luxe guestroom is equipped
with a smart phone that guests can use
throughout the day to make local and
international calls, post on social media,
and find out where to go in the area. The
166-room property, which opened in October
2017, houses a spa with a hydrotherapy water
circuit, a gym, a pool, an outdoor terrace, and
an onsite restaurant, Restaurante Luz. Room
rates start at $68.

DINE
Dinner at Rio Maravilha in the LX Factory
area, a former textile factory from 1845, offers
tasty fusion cuisine amidst a hipster vibe.

Beyond the cuisine, there are board games,
live music, and a terrace with views of the
Tejo River. The trendy LX Factory area,
a place artists now call home, is replete
with restaurants, bars, shops, and creative
spaces. It's known as one of the city's
coolest hangouts.

DO
A trip to Lisbon isn't complete without
heading to Belem, where guests can visit
Monasteiro dos Jeronimos and Torre de
Belem-both are UNESCO World Heritage
sites. A must is taking a bite from a pasteis de
Belem, a tasty pastry dating back to an 1837
recipe from the monastery. Don't miss the
Time Out Market showcasing 24 restaurants,
eight bars, a dozen shops and music. Some
of the city's best are showcased here, so stop
for a meal or a cold beer, but definitely take
in the vibe.

HIDDEN GEM
Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon,
one that survived the earthquake of Nov.
1, 1755, which was followed by a city-wide
fire, and several tsunami waves. According
to our guide, about 19 percent of Lisbon was
completely wiped out, but Alfama received
minimal damage. Our guide surprised us with
a stop at his favorite place in the city-the
Lookout of the Holy Saint of the Hill. Here,
you'll get 180-degree views of Alfama. ■

For the Eye on the World on LISBON,
visit RECMD.IT/LISBON
Contact Information

Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via:
iberostar.com/en/hotels/madrid/iberostar-las-letras-gran-via

Iberostar Lisboa
iberostar.com/en/hotels/lisboa/iberostar-lisboa
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http://www.RECMD.IT/LISBON http://www.iberostar.com/en/hotels/madrid/iberostar-las-letras-gran-via http://www.iberostar.com/en/hotels/lisboa/iberostar-lisboa

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