PICTURES EUROPA / PORTUGAL

LISBON


During the last centuries  Lisboa was one of the most important ports  in the world which brought prosperitiy.  So the center of the town gives you  impression of power and wealth –you can see beautiful squares, fortresses,  churches and monuments.; on the other side there are suburbs populated by the poor.

Must visit:

nestled between seven hills, beatiful city, modern high art nouvean buildings, wonderful mosaic pavements brightly tiled buildings, medieval moorish architecture, vasco de gama, praca do comerico - on of the most elegant city square in europa, attractive arcades along facades, baxia - centar of lisbon; it is organized in a gird pattern and was largely built after the earthquake, alfama the oldest district, castello de sao jorge - view over the city, a medieval castle built on a hill in the fortified citadel, handsome rectaugular building with ten towers, the church nossa senhora da conceicao velha, facade manueline style incorporating maritime elements and inspired by the discoveris of vasco de gama - this style marks transition from late gothic to renaissance, jeronimos monastery the most prominent monument of lisbon and certainly the most successful achievement of the manueline style, delightful cloister, belem tower - commemorate to vasco da gama, national museum of ancient, antlantic coast, river tagus,ocean, beatiful relaxed city full contrast, historical town, monastery of sao vincente, church of santa engracia, many museum, azulejos - decorative glazed tiles wich are coverd with facades of entire buildings and streets, praca de dom pedro IV, rossio, chiado - picturesque district, elevador de santa justa - city elevator in a shape of tower, bairro alto - bonemian neighborhood full of restaurants cates galleries and shop, church sao roque with capela de sao jao baptista, basilica da estrela, capela santo amaro, parliament building ( originally a monastery of sao bento, raoul mesnier du ponsard, palace ajuda, monastery descobrimentos, royal summer residence - the castle queluz, typical yellow trams, stadium estadio da luzu, gare do oriente, ponte 25 de abril- the bridg, street augusta, statue of king jose.

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