Lisbonne

Lisbon (Lisboa) is the largest city in Portugal, its size, its political importance and economic activity; it is the capital! Situated on the mouth of the Tagus, close to the Atlantic coast, the city enjoys a privileged location and a unique setting. The historic center is spread over seven hills, on which different neighborhoods agencent is: each has a character of its own, giving Lisbon multifaceted. Cultural and vibrant, Lisbon is also not excessive, allowing to soak up the atmosphere of the city in a few days, wandering from neighborhood to neighborhood, day or night. Three or four days will discover the great '' unavoidable '' lisboners, but do not hesitate to wade deeper, searching the city in more detail, or explore the region envorronnante, easily accessible and full of promise. Lisbon ride Enjoy the good life in Lisbon, listen to Fado, discover the Portuguese gastronomy, stroll the streets, on the banks of the Tagus and visiting the architectural heritage of the city. Start your visit by the central Baixa (completely rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake), take Avenida da Liberdade to the Praça do Comércio passing Praça Don Pedro IV, Praça da Figueira and the Praça dos Restauradores. Admire the mouth of the Tagus River before ascending to Bairro Alto. Take the elevator of Santa Justa, visit the Carmo Church and Mirador Santa Catarina. Enter the shops and take the time with a drink in a tiny bar area. On the other side of downtown, lose yourself in the winding streets of Alafama, with its picturesque houses, visit the Sé Cathedral, climb to the viewpoint of Santa Luzia, climb the walls of the Sao Jorge Castle, discover the monastery Sao Vicente de Fora, the da Graça church, the house-museum of Fado. All without forgetting to take the scenic tram n & deg; 28. In the north of Lisbon, extend the main avenues of Lisbon, including Avenida da Liberdade, a wide boulevard full of chic hotels and upscale shops. Meet at the garden and Calouste Gulbenkian Museum through the Eduardo VII Park. Finally, do not miss going to Belém to visit the dos Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower. two of the most iconic landmarks of Lisbon. You can also visit the Belém Cultural Centre, the Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of carriages. Lisbon, cultural and living in Lisbon, the year was marked by various cultural events: In March, thousands of participants across the bridge of April 25 at the Lisbon Half Marathon with thousands of participants from all countries of the world. Followers of athletics of all backgrounds together through the Vasco da Gama Bridge. Then comes June with its succession of festivities that take place in this case in the old quarters as Castelo, Mouraria, Alfama and Madragoa which are decorated with arches of flowers. In every street, neighborhood groups and associations improvised stalls selling grilled sardines, drinking and dancing to the Pimba, typical Portuguese music. Night Santo Ant & oacute; nio the evening of 13 June, is the culmination of the festivities. Hundreds of thousands of people make this day the largest Portuguese feast. By early evening, traditional groups parade through the Avenida da Liberdade where each district rivals to win the award for best choreography. The festivities will subside that the minute the day advanced. A wave of street people




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