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Pocket Rough Guide Lisbon (Pocket Rough Guides)

Pocket Rough Guide Lisbon (Pocket Rough Guides) [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Hancock
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Reliable, readable Rough Guides (Conde Nast Traveller )

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The best Lisbon has to offer. Pocket Rough Guide Lisbon is your essential guide to Portugal's capital, with all the key sights, restaurants, shops and bars.

Whether you have an afternoon or a few days at your disposal, our itineraries help you plan your trip, and the Best of Lisbon section picks out the city highlights you won't want to miss, from the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian's dazzling art collection to tram rides through the historic Alfama quarter. Divided by area for easy navigation, the Places section is written in Rough Guide's trademark honest and informative style, with listings of the must-see sights and our pick of the places to eat, drink and dance, from tucked-away restaurants to the perfect fado bars to kick off a night out.

The best of the city's restaurants, bars, clubs and hotels, selected by our expert author

Tailored itineraries and highlights make trip-planning easy

Inspirational colour photography brings the city to life

Up-to-date background information, including transport details and a calendar of festivals and events

Make the most of your time with Pocket Rough Guide Lisbon.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5712 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 2 edition (2 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,999 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent - But More Top Ten than Rough Guide 22 Jun 2011
I'm a big fan of the Rough Guides. I love the fact that many of them are still written by people with an obvious passion for the country you are visiting with a good eye for its quirks and amusing facets. I like the contexts section at the end so that references to the local culture or history don't faze you.

This book isn't like that. It is much more like Dorling Kindersley's Top Ten city guides. I've grown to like these too. They pack a lot of information in and have a certain cheeky charm to them (the history of an ancient town reduced to ten top incidents).

It starts - very strongly - with top fives of sights to see, places to eat, bars to visit and so on and some very good itineraries. These come illustrated with beautiful photographs. At the back there is a very handy pull out map which unfolds to give a clear lay out of the city.

There is some very helpful advice for getting around the city. I found its recommendations for restaurants, bars and places to go very good.

However, some of the prices were badly out. The cost of buying tickets on the Lisbon trams seems to have increased dramatically, for instance.

The guide seemed to lack something in terms of the detail that it gave to the various sights to see. I personally prefer the depth of the proper Rough Guides: they are informative and entertaining. And DK's Top Tens might be lightweight but they still manage greater space for their top places to visit.

Overall, however, I'd still recommend this: its size is a huge advantage when carrying it around, the map is very useful and the recommendations generally better and more helpful than the Top Ten's.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't recommend 7 Jun 2011
By Martin
Hi. I just came back from Lisbon (May 2011). Despite the fact that the book was published in April 2011 (it says so on the cover) much information is simply wrong. Many clubs and restaurants described in the book have been closed for some time. Prices quoted in the guide have changed as well. Also, the guide gives wrong info on timing when travelling from A to B. This guide book cannot be relied on and needs serious updating.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful little guide 24 May 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book is small enough to keep in your pocket and got me around Lisbon fine. The map is good, though maybe not of Alfama where I was staying (though neither was Google maps). I like these guides as the map is removable, so you can just take that bit with you.

You get all the useful info you'd expect with Rough Guides, like how to get a pre-paid card for public transport and finding things off the beaten track.

I spent some time looking and I think this is the best guide to a weekend in Lisbon. I've already lent it to people so it's getting well used.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just the job 9 Oct 2011
By JimD
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very good guide for the price, not really up to date but still valid.
Possibly more detail would be helpful on each major site
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 7 Jun 2014
By Redwing
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I found this guide very disappointing. It did not bring Lisbon to life and I found it inaccurate in several areas. It recommended restaurants that were basic tourist traps and food prices indicated bore little resemblance to what we had to pay - which was invariably much more. It didn't give basic information such as a warning about the habit of restaurants putting unrequested starters and bread on your tables that you did not pay for unless you ate them. (we initially assumed they were complimentary - to our cost). Basic advice about climate would have been useful such as bring some warm clothes as the temperatures can really drop off in the evening (a June visit). The maps were confusing. For instance our hotel was actually marked but unfortunately in the wrong place causing us to wander around for an age trying to find it. It obviously had information in it and we did use the guide. However we did not fully trust it which is a shame. I have used Rough Guides for a long time as they used to be thorough, lively, accurate and a bit quirky - they stood out. I am afraid this guide was terribly mediocre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The maps are small, lousy (try and zoom in, and all definition disappears, so it's impossible to work out, well, anything) and do not connect to each other, making it impossible to navigate round the city - the paperback version probably has a full scale plan, but I could not find it in the kindle version. Nor could I locate a metro map. Optimised for large screens? I don't think so.

The information was out of date too: restaurants closed, prices incorrect, opening times erratic. Forgivable in a paperback. Less so in a kindle version.

I really wish I'd been more organised and bought the full Rough Guide. Or, you know, gone to a bricks and mortar bookshop.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By peripat
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a really excellent product with loads of useful information for a few days in Lisbon. It's broken down into areas of the city, plus a few outings to Sintra and along the coast, so makes it really easy to nose around one specific area for half a day, helped by the map with every address marked. Very good info on museums, shops and restaurants. The format is perfect to carry around & you really wouldn't need more than this for a few days to a week in this fabulous city. Obviously there's no in-depth info as in the bigger Rough Guides - but hey, it's a lot more compact & cheaper!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
useful pocket size and well illustrated area by area info
Published 4 days ago by ian rae
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
good book a great help
Published 1 month ago by jay
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin - a good pocket guide
Very helpful and detailed guide - just what I needed for a long weekend. It had some helpful ideas for planning sightseeing area by area and good eating and drinking... Read more
Published 1 month ago by D
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok for a weekend break.....
Rather too small & lacking in detail to be sufficient for a full week in the city.....but it would be ok if you were spending just a weekend there.
Published 2 months ago by judy
1.0 out of 5 stars Use another book
This book is awful. Though the map is useful, the rest the book actively harmed our holiday. Every restaurant recommendation was terrible. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Raj
5.0 out of 5 stars great little guide
we had 2, this was one. Very good with lots of unexpected little places and we
had a ball as a result.
Published 6 months ago by Charlotte Good
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok but lacks a map of the whole city
Lots of detail and breaking the town into sections is useful but not including a map of the entire city is a massive omission.
Published 7 months ago by J. Thangue
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok for the money
Was informative to a point but a little lacking in places still had to research on online for my hols
Published 7 months ago by Martin W Crump
2.0 out of 5 stars Choose another guide.
Having just returned from Lisbon, I can honestly say that this guide book fails to convey the essence of this city as it currently stands, now so run down and covered in graffiti,... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sue Kichenside
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality as usual from Rough Guide
A great pocket rough guide far superior to the Timeout or Lonely Planet counterparts.
I always go to Rough Guide for travelling books as they are so clearly laid out with... Read more
Published 9 months ago by SElizabeth90
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