Rato Vacations

Visit Rato, located in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The nation’s capital has a population of 500,000 people. Rato can be found 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Portela Airport, and just less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the city center.

While you are in Rato, be sure to spend a day sightseeing in colorful neighborhoods like Alfama, Chiado and Lisbon.

Those interested in exhibits and shows will find plenty of unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around Rato. Admire, learn and be amazed in the variety of museums such as Chiado Museum and the Dr. Anastacio Goncalves Museum. Enjoy the fascinating displays at the National Museum of Ancient Art and the Center for Modern Art. To catch home-grown and touring acts, reserve seats at the National Theatre of D. Maria II and the National Theater of Sao Carlos, one of the region’s best-loved live concert venues.

There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so make sure you enjoy the chance to get outdoors. Follow the paths through botanical displays, throw a frisbee, or just soak up the sunshine at the Edward VII Park.

Attractions like the Santa Justa Elevator, Rossio Square and the Marques de Pombal Square make great places to visit while you are in the Rato area,. The Church of Santa Engracia, the Old Church of Our Lady of the Conception and the Church of Sao Roque offer those exploring Lisbon a chance to better understand the religious history of the area.

Go to the Amoreiras Shopping Center, the El Corte Ingles Shopping Center and the Feira da Ladra Flea Market for some retail therapy.

Sports lovers visiting Rato should get tickets for SL Benfica Stadium to see the S.L. Benfica taking on visiting rivals. On weekends the stadium is filled with red and white, as local soccer lovers gather to get behind their beloved team.

To make sure you get the most out of Rato, consider making a reservation at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the amenities at the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa, the Hotel Real Palacio, and the Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade.

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