Alcantara Vacations

Plan a trip to Alcantara, situated in Lisbon, the national capital of Portugal. Around 500,000 people live in this city. Alcantara is only 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the heart of Lisbon. The closest airport, Portela Airport, is situated 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the north.

Alcantara is a great place to base yourself while you are exploring Lisbon as many of the city’s main attractions are within easy reach. Two destinations that should be on every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating National Coach Museum and the ever-popular Belem National Palace. Two other interesting attractions close by Alcantara are the Afonso de Albuquerque Square and the National Archaelogical Museum.

Alcantara offers some interesting museums and theaters nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Visit some of the interesting exhibit spaces and museums including Berardo Collection. If you love everything to do with art, check out the exhibits at the National Museum of Ancient Art. Book seats for a live show at the Belem Cultural Center.

If you are into nature, plan a trip to the nearby parks and reserves. These are great places to relax and unwind. Locals and visitors alike love to visit places like the Floresta de Monsanto Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here and well-tended garden beds and trees.

Some of Lisbon's popular sights are in the Alcantara area, such as Estrela Basilica, the Monument of the Discoveries and the Principe Real Square. Lovers of history will enjoy checking out the Ajuda National Palace.

If you are ready to grab a bargain, amble through the boutiques, stores and stalls that are part of the Amoreiras Shopping Center.

Sports lovers vacationing in Alcantara should book tickets for Restelo Stadium to see the C.F. Os Belenenses playing visiting rivals. Look like a local and pull on the blue and white, the colors of the C.F. Os Belenenses.

Finding somewhere convenient to rest your head within the Alcantara area is a breeze. For a good night’s sleep be sure to check out the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa, the Hotel Dom Pedro Palace, and the Hotel Jorge V.

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