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Kosher/ Restaurants:

Lisbon:
-Genesis Lisboa Restaurant, https://www.instagram.com/genesislisbon?, Whatsapp: +351 961 491 327

Cascais (outside Lisbon):
-Chabad, for €25 you get a baguette, main dish, two side dishes, and dessert. A bottle of wine is €10. Delivery within Cascais is €10, delivery to Lisbon €40. 24-hour advance notice is required. chabadpt@gmail.com

Porto:
-Ibéria by Sababa Restaurant, https://www.instagram.com/iberiaporto?, Whatsapp: +351 910 079 657
-Hotel da Música, info@hoteldamusica.com, reservations required 24 hours in advance, has Shabbos meals available as well

Faro (Algarve region):
-Ezra’s Kosher Market, WhatsApp is +351 960 066 585. Kosher market available by appointment, Shabbos food/catering available with advance order.

Synagogue:

Lisbon:
-Shaare Tikvah Synagogue, visits@cilisboa.org

Cascais (outside Lisbon):
-Chabad, chabadpt@gmail.com

Porto:
-Synagogue Kadoorie Mekor Haim, info@comunidade-israelita-porto.org

Activities:

Lisbon:
- Lisboa Card if you plan on doing several museums/attractions and using public transport (https://www.lisboacard.org/)
- Shaare Tikvah Synagogue tour
- Castelo de S. Jorge
- Bairro Alto and Alfama neighborhoods (https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-tours/spain-portugal-audio-tours)
- Pink Street
- Arco da Rua Augusta (great views from atop the arch)
- Praça do Comércio
- Lisboa Story Centre (Lisbon history museum)
- Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
- Belém Tower
- Museu de Marinha
- Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
- Tiles Museum
- Carriage Museum.
- 1506 Jewish Massacre Memorial
- Livraria Bertrand Chiado- oldest bookshop in the world (continuously in operation since 1732)
- Overlooks: Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Miradouro das Portas do Sol, Miradouro da Graça
- Praça do Rossio
- Palace Fronteira
- Parque Eduardo VII
- Sharei Tikva Museum expected to open sometime in 2024
- Day trip to Cascais: Boca do Inferno, Mirador Casa de Santa María, walk the streets, Citadel of Cascais, Espaço Memória dos Exílios
- Day trip to Sintra: Pena Palace, Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Park and Palace of Monserrate, Queluz National Palace, Cabo do Roca, hike Cabo do Roca to Azhenas do Mar.

Porto:
- Livraria Lello (bookshop that inspired JK Rowling to write Harry Potter series)
- Jewish Museum of Porto (across the street from Synagogue Kadoorie Mekor Haim- reservations are required info@comunidade-israelita-porto.org)
- Museu do Holocausto do Porto
- Bolsa Palace
- Cais da Ribeira (promenade)
- Luís I Bridge
- Praça do Município
- Miradouro da Vitória (ovelook)
- Muralha Fernandina- Porto’s old city walls
- Day Trip to Douro Valley Region
- Day Trip to Aveiro ("Venice" of Portugal)

Alentejo Region:
- This region was inhabited by Jews prior to the inquisition. Notable towns include: Trancoso, Belmonte, Coimbra, Tomar, Castelo de Vide, Marvao, Elvas, & Evora

Algarve region:
- Beaches: Praia da Coelha, Praia de São Rafael, Praia da Falésia, Praia de Benagil, Praia do Carvalho, Algor Seco, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Praia dos Estudantes, Praia de Dona Ana, Praia do Camilo, Ponta da Piedade
- Hiking: Seven Hanging Valleys Trail, Trail of Headlands
- Faro: Arco da Vila, Cidade Velha, Centro Histórico Judaico de Faro, Palácio de Estói
- Sagres: Torre de Aspa lookout, Fortalez de Sagres, Cabo de São Vicente
- Lagos: Castle of Lagos, Lagos Old Town
- Other: Benagil caves, Sand City in Lagoa, Castelo de Silves, Albufeira

Hotels:
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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2016, 05:11:35 PM »
Any must do's in Lisbon?

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2016, 09:52:54 PM »
we loved the maritime museum and took a great walking tour

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2016, 01:33:07 PM »
Is it safe to go to Portugal now (I.e. ISIS)? Thanks
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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2016, 07:39:36 PM »
The Portuguese high speed trains (Alfa Pendular) serve meals. According to https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/how-to-travel/alfa-pendular , there is a kosher option: "You can also have a diet menu (low salt, diabetic or gluten-free) and special meals (children, vegatarian, hindu, halal and kosher) if you book at least 48 hours before the train starts its journey, contacting the CP Customer Care Line - 707 210 220."

Has anybody had any experience with this? Is this a sealed kosher meal (airline-style) or is it simply referring to kosher-style ingredients prepared in a non-kosher kitchen?

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2016, 08:51:33 PM »
The Portuguese high speed trains (Alfa Pendular) serve meals. According to https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/how-to-travel/alfa-pendular , there is a kosher option: "You can also have a diet menu (low salt, diabetic or gluten-free) and special meals (children, vegatarian, hindu, halal and kosher) if you book at least 48 hours before the train starts its journey, contacting the CP Customer Care Line - 707 210 220."

Has anybody had any experience with this? Is this a sealed kosher meal (airline-style) or is it simply referring to kosher-style ingredients prepared in a non-kosher kitchen?

To answer my own question: I asked CP (the rail company), and the answer is Stogel.

I've never had Stogel, although I'm aware of its reputation. Is it worth giving it a shot or should I not even bother? There's a (fairly modest) charge for meals, but given how hard it is to get kosher food in Portugal, I might give it a try out of desperation.

They were kind enough to provide two photos.

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2017, 11:37:03 AM »
any updates to the kosher food situation in Lisbon would be most appreciated

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2017, 04:12:32 PM »
Recently went to Lisbon for a few days...

As for the Kosher food...there are no restaurants. We brought our own frozen meals from the US and had the hotel heat up. From what I was told there is an apartment that can be rented from a couple and meals can be ordered through them. I do not know the price, or availability. On their website (https://www.kosherinlisbon.com/) they say that you can order to wherever you are staying as well.

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2017, 02:23:13 AM »
4hr stopover in Lisbon. What's there to do in that time frame?

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2017, 04:05:09 AM »
4hr stopover in Lisbon. What's there to do in that time frame?

4hr stopover? Is that enough time? Perhaps if your plane touches down earlier than scheduled, and your next flight
is within the EU. It would be about a half an hour with the metro to get to the old city (take the red line to the end,
and then transfer to the blue line till the last stop) and you can go explore the Praca do Comercio square.

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2017, 07:26:58 AM »
Ended up going to the shaarei Tikva shul back at LIS ANA lounge

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2018, 10:29:04 PM »
New Kosher falafel place in Porto - https://www.facebook.com/BolaFalafel/

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2018, 03:22:40 PM »
another place in Porto https://www.facebook.com/casadehummusporto

and in fact when i was there last they were building a restaurant at the back of the shul.

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2018, 03:26:08 PM »
Any kosher food options update for Lisbon ?

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2018, 04:22:27 PM »
And how much time is needed in lisbon ?

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2018, 07:32:16 PM »
No Kosher food places in Lisbon. You may be able to order from Chabad house to-go meals. A full day is enough for Lisbon and another full day for Porto. Maybe a little more for Porto if you want to go to the vineyards.

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2018, 08:18:02 PM »
"Not all who wander are lost"

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« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2018, 08:33:00 PM »
5 posts right above..
Lol. I'm on a mobile.. but literally while I  posted I was thinking "I should really check to see". 
My bad!
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« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2018, 06:04:57 AM »
Any kosher food options update for Lisbon ?

Anything ?

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