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Lisbon by Bert Kaufmann @flickr
 Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Padrao dos Descobrimentos by Davehighbury @flickr
Lisbon by Davehighbury @flickr
Lisbon by Erik Cleves Kristensen @flickr
Lisbon by Bernt Rostad @flickr
Parliament - Lisbon
Parliament - Lisbon by Markhillary @flickr
Lisbon City Hall and pillory
Lisbon City Hall and pillory by Bernt Rostad @flickr
Lisbon Belem
Lisbon Belem by Alexander Savin @flickr
Panorama with Tagus
Panorama with Tagus by K. Kendall @flickr
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Top sigths of Portugal

Interesting architectural landmarks and museums can also be found in Sintra, the main symbol of which is Palácio da Pena. The palace was built in 1939 on the ruins of a monastery and is well-known as the most romantic and elegant palace in Portugal. The palace was built in a way so it attached a remaining part of the monastery and a small chapel. The old part of the city is home to a very beautiful building - the Castelo dos Mouros (The Moors Castle), which was built 10 centuries ago. If one doesn't take into consideration massive protective walls, the building looks more like a castle from a fairy tale rather than an ancient fortress. The castle was empty for many years until it was restored in the 19th century. Nowadays, it's a very interesting open air museum. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Lisbon

Cuisine and top restaurants

The most popular and ordered soup is «caldo verde» being a thick soup of vegetables, the composition of which can be changed at the discretion of the cook. Some cuisine experts note that caldo verde in some shades of taste resembles the traditional Russian cabbage soup. Some varieties of soups may seem to foreign visitors really exotic. For example, a rather distinctive and innovative soup of pumpkin flavored with … Open

Traditions and mentality of Lisbon

«Siesta» is a distinctive feature of local course of life, simply all the establishments and public offices close at noon for a long lasting lunchtime. In the late afternoon when the heat tends to cease, many of the establishments turn to work. The city folks tend to certain inactivity and to being pretentious, and they preserve aloofness to active leisure and far trips. Even during vacations the locals give … Open

Travel guide to Lisbon

An interesting historical monument is the Belém Tower, which was built in the 16th century. Not so long ago, the tower was listed in UNESCO. The construction of this beautiful architectural monument was timed to an important historical event - the opening of the sea route to India. In different periods, this tower was used as a defensive structure. Powder storehouse, prison, and afterwards even a customs station … Open

Lisbon for children - what to visit

Lisbon has many beautiful parks which are also worth visiting with children. One of the most picturesque is Estufa Fria Park. You can see many rare species of trees and flowers on its territory. This park has a small botanical garden whose unique collection is hidden in a glass pavilion, and a large lake. In this lake lives small fishes which will be interesting for children to feed. A very fascinating place … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Wealthy travelers who prefer the most prestigious and famous brands should pay attention to Stivali Shopping Center. This one presents the world's most luxurious brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Elie Saab, and Donna Karan. Despite a high level of prices, Stivali is always full of customers. Many stores hold year-round sales, during which last season's items can be bought at a discount of up to 50%. For the best … Open

Advices for travellers

1. Setting out to Lisbon you should be surely backed up with a pair of comfortable shoes. The reason is that the city is placed on seven hills that is why hiking through the wind streets is only possible wearing sport shoes. 2. The public system of city transportation is presented by the underground network, trams and cable railway. For those tourists who are limited in time and crave to hunt the … Open

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