Lisbon (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) Flexibound – 6 Nov 1997
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'A pleasurable read with ravishing photography plus maps and plans of supreme quality.' The Observer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This setup would make sense if you wanted to read about something beforehand, and come prepared. But due to the absolute LACK of anything more than the obvious, this makes the book redundant.
Central Lisbon is divided into several major areas, and the book sets out to cover them chapter by chapter. Some areas consist of several neighbourhoods, like Baixa and Chiado, or Bairro Alto, etc. Instead of using a map to indicate the layout of neighbourhoods within the areas, the book uses descriptions. This seems like completely missing the point of visual representation.
Most visitors to Lisbon spend a day in Sintra. Sintra is incredibly easy to get to if you know several facts, like that direct trains only depart from Rossio, and trains originating from other stations travel on the same tracks for some time, and then go off in other directions, so some changes will be necessary if you travel on those. This information is not shown on the train stations, but has to be deduced in a roundabout way.Read more ›
The Lisbon Guide is a little slimmer than for most equivalent places and in need of minor updates. Although the textual content is less than in some guides and foldout maps would be a bonus - this along with its sister guides are incomparable for virgin visits to strange places - opening-up their splendours exquisitely. For subsequent visits more text and hidden secrets are often available elsewhere. But DK generally get the balance just right with this series.
The DK Eyewitness series has never let me down and the Lisbon version has no rivals for first-time visitors.
Also the book itself is rather beautiful, has lots of pictures, great illustrations and maps. This edition is a must have for anyone exploring the capital of Portugal.
I also strongly recommend the «Lisbon Top 10» from DK and «Eyewitness Travel Guide to Portugal».
However, we did find some of the locations of metro stations to be a little innacurate, so take these with a pinch of salt!
Booking a tour bus from the Praca do Commercio is about 15, but is valid all day. You can get off at every stop for as long as you like, and it's a really cheap way of seeing lots of places. Keep the ticket too - it gives you a discount on the walking tours.
If you intend to eat at one of the restaurants listed in the back, I would recommend 'The Boot'. The food was delicious, as was the house wine and house 'starter cheese'. Service was impecable.
Have a great time!!
My friend is going to Lisbon next year and loved this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely fine, but, as with all guide books, you need to study It carefully to get the best out of it.Published 17 months ago by jean abson
Brilliant little guide which helped me plan my visit to LIsbon, giving me background facts etc so I could maximise the places to visit in a short amount of time.Published 19 months ago by nonamegiven
good content and shows the important bits about the town in a handy handbag size format. Maps are very useful.Published on 1 Jan. 2013 by Miss TM Forsberg
Great guide to Lisbon. Usual high standard that you come to expect from Dorling Kindersley.
Recommends loads of places to visit, see and eat and drink in
good value... Read more
Extremely useful and easy to use, easy to carry around. Nicely divided up in colour coded districts and great mapsPublished on 1 Dec. 2012 by Janet
This is a good reference book for city sight seeing.
The restaurant guide was disappointingly inaccurate, but this might just be personal taste. Read more
Purchased this book for a four day break in Lisbon and found it to be totally useless. Lots of information turned out to be wrong and the directions were useless. Read morePublished on 11 Jun. 2012 by Zumba Momma