Travel Blogs- Lisbon

Today We bring you to … Lisbon (Portugal)

Largest city and capital of Portugal with an intensive maritime exploration History.

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Lisbon was destroyed from earthquake, in combination with fires and a tsunami,  in order to rebuild the city was called Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, that create the neighborhood of Baixa (financial and commercial district ).

Best expression of the financial court is Praça do Comércio.

Praça do Comércio, with the Rua Augusta Arch, in the Lisbon Baixa.

Famous transport in Lisbon is the TRAM, first tramway  was build on  1873.

Most known lines are :

28 – Praça Martim Moniz ↔ Graça ↔ Estrela ↔ Campo de Ourique (Prazeres)

15 – Praça da Figueira ↔ Belém ↔ Algés

Situated  on west of Lisbon one of the most touristic attractions, the Belèm tower.

From here began the discoveries of sea routes to India, East Africa and Brazil.

Famous Portuguese dessert is the Pastel de nata, egg tart pastry dusted with cinnamon created before the 18th century by Catholic monks at the  Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Belèm.

Pastel de nata

The longest Europian bridge is Ponte Vasco da Gama the construction began in February 1995; the bridge was opened to traffic on 29 March 1998.

Also called 25 de Abril bridge

From one side of the bridge you can see The Sanctuary of Christ the King that is a Catholic monument overlooking the city of Lisbon, the statue is situated in Almada.

Part of the Portuguese culture is FADO (https://youtu.be/xFP05DkdiX8 ) that symbolize a feeling of loss (a permanent, irreparable loss and its consequent lifelong damage) that is contrasted by the vitality of the azulejo.



Don’ miss to visit :


Sintra 


São Jorge Castle 


Church of Santa Engrácia 

Our Partner :

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon*****

Jerónimos 8****

For more information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon

We Hope enjoyed this second appointment.

See you for the next city, bring your luggage …

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2 comments

  1. Lisbon is one of my favourite places in Europe and I would love nothing more than to visit again. But due to the travel restrictions, we are planning to explore our backyard. Thanks for sharing and inspiring 😀 Aiva

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