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explore SPIRIT Great discoveries still begin in Lisbon. of ADVENTURE I n Lisbon, you must dream big. Portugal's capital has launched countless voyages of discovery, starting with explorer Vasco da Gama. This capital of culture also cultivated Europe's most talented architects and poets. Today, the city's penchant for grand visions is evident in its modern architecture, contemporary museums, and thriving multicultural neighborhoods that embrace people from around the world. Start your Lisbon adventure with this must-see Top 10 list. 1 TIMELESS TRAVEL Tram 28 slides through Lisbon's most emblematic sites, allowing passengers to observe city life with the Tagus River as a backdrop. FADO MUSIC Considered the purest expression of Lisbon's soul, these emotional, melancholy songs are classified as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Authentic Fado houses host regular performances throughout the Alfama, Bairro Alto, Lapa, and Alcantara districts. 2 4 US Airways is making it even easier to get to Lisbon with new seasonal nonstop service from Charlotte to Lisbon beginning May 22. This service complements our existing seasonal service from Philadelphia. 20 MARCH 2014 3 NEIGHBORHOODS Baixa and Chiado brim with traditional stores, luxury boutiques, entertainment venues, urban art, and street performers. Order a bica, or strong coffee, at a cafe and imagine you're one of Lisbon's cherished poets (Fernando Pessoa wrote, "The best way to travel is to feel."). Diverse Bairro Alto beckons with nightlife and international restaurants. Multicultural Mouraria teems with traditional taverns and Fado houses. And medieval Alfama delivers timeless images of narrow streets and whitewashed houses. BELÉM Explore Jerónimos Monastery (right) and Belém Tower (left), two examples of flamboyant Manueline architecture in this riverside district. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments. The National Coach Museum showcases the world's largest collection of elaborate carriages, and the Belém Cultural Centre presents contemporary art, cultural events, and splendid gardens. End with a pastry at Pastéis de Belém, the most famous bakery in Portugal. 4 SAINT GEORGE'S CASTLE Built in the 6th century AD, this commanding residence sits atop one of the city's famed seven hills overlooking downtown and the Tagus River. Portugal's first king, Afonso Henriques, conquered the castle and the city of Lisbon in 1147. 5 TERREIRO DO PAÇO Lisbon's most famous square features the Lisboa Story Centre, which recounts the city's early history. The gazebo atop the renovated Rua Augusta Arch affords a breathtaking view of the Baixa district, Sé Cathedral, Saint George's Castle, and the Tagus River. 6 7 PARQUE DAS NAÇÕES View the graceful Vasco da Gama Bridge - one of the longest in

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - March 2014

US Airways - March 2014
Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
From the Editor
Making It Happen
Wine & Dine: Irish Whiskey
Connections: Everybody's Business
Great Escapes: Manchester, England
Great Escapes: Lisbon, Portugal
Adventure: Skiing in Alyeska, Alaska
Style Spotlight: Tee Time
Diversions: It's Just Lunch
Golf: Five Great Resorts
Gear Up: Going Green
Travel Feature: Winter Park, Florida
US Airways Feature: The Sky Is the Limit
University Spotlight: University of Dayton
Great Resorts: Phoenix
Special Section: Atlantic 10 Conference
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot & Ankle Surgery
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - March 2014