Above: View of the Praça do Comércio from our Deluxe Room at Pousada de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Located at the far western edge of Europe, Lisbon feels blessedly removed from the turmoil of current events. And despite tourism’s having increased in recent years, the distinctive character of the city remains strong. Stylish shops in azulejo-clad buildings give pride of place to Portuguese-made merchandise, and restaurants take full advantage of local produce and seafood, pairing them with excellent wines made from indigenous grape varieties.

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