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Cacilhas from the water. Photo: Shutterstock
Cacilhas from the water. Photo: Shutterstock

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SAS Crew tips: Lisbon

SAS purser Carsten Haven Sörensen have been with SAS for 20 years. Here he shares is favourites in beautiful Lisbon.

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The Secret Garden

The jungle-like paradise of Estufa Fria and Estufa Quente (hot and cool plant houses) in Parque Eduardo VII, the city's central park, is a wonderful garden not to be missed.

The Secret Garden

Parque Eduardo VII, 1070-051 Lissabon

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Cacilhas

For just €4, take the ferry from Lisbon's Cais do Sodré railway station across the Tagus River, to the town of Cacilhas. It's a quick ride but it takes you from the city to a small village with terraces full of restaurants, old stone buildings with chipped blue and white azulejo tiles, and stunning views of Lisbon's seven hills.

Cacilhas

Cacilhas, Portugal

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Restô do Chapitô

Restô do Chapitô is a bar, restaurant and state-funded school for circus performers, but most importantly it has one of the best views in Lisbon, overlooking Alfama (the oldest district of Lisbon), the river and the bridge. The food is great, the vibe is relaxed and the staff are laid-back but efficient. I always try to visit Restô do Chapitô when in Lisbon.

Restô do Chapitô

Costa do Castelo 1/7, Lisbon

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Traditional Portuguese food

Portugal is filled with homey mom-and-pop-type restaurants on nearly every corner. These restaurants serve traditional comida (food) at rather inexpensive prices. If you like fish, try a bacalhau dish, like bacalhau com natas (cod in cream). When in Portugal you must try caldo verde - a national dish of deep fried balls made with potato, shredded kale and chunks of chourico (a spicy Portugese sausage).

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