Portugal, Lisbon.

Rich in the ordinary

Stuart Forster finds Lisbon's everyday treasures are as appealing as ever, despite the nation's economic straits.

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When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

Keys to the cities

A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.

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The lobby of the iDesign hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.

Assault on the senses

It might not suit everyone's taste but Lisbon's Internacional Design Hotel has the wow factor, writes Rob Woodburn.

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Graffiti-spotting ... (from far left) a mural by pop artist Erro; overnight art on the walls of Bairro Alto.

Wall-to-wall culture

The walls of Lisbon's derelict buildings have been turned over to street artists. Rachel Dixon surveys the results.

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