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Lisbon is a special city with unique features: the sound of old trams going up and down the cobbled streets, the echo of Fado music in various places of the city, an authentic treasure of historic buildings, but also the coolest city of Portugal.
Lisbon was originally built on seven hills and stretches along the Tagus River in a rolling landscape filled with Art buildings, magnificent monuments, numerous museums, fabulous terraces and beautiful viewpoints.
Filled with history and culture, Lisbon is known for its unique luminosity and incomparable charm. It has become one of Europe’s favorite destinations thanks to its incredible diversity, magnificent scenery and enviable sunny weather. All of the city’s sights retain a touch of tradition. Lisbon has preserved its old beauty and charm, whether in the streets filled with flower vendors or roasted chestnuts, splendid tiled buildings and emblematic pastries. As capital of Portugal, it was also here that some of the most influential moments of Portuguese History took place.
The oldest part of this beautiful area is the Rossio, known for its shoemakers, historical theaters and the variety of cafes and restaurants. Stroll through the dynamic Rua Augusta and go to the majestic Praça do Comércio – one of the most famous squares in Europe and the place where some of Lisbon’s oldest cafes are located. Do not forget to climb the Elevador de Santa Justa to contemplate the city from above and go through the small open air markets and watch the street performers.
“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”
25th of April Bridge ( The Lisbon Golden Gate Bridge ):
Did you know that, according to the website Best European Destinations, the Lisbon bridges are among the 15 most beautiful in the European continent?
The 25th of April Bridge, also known as “bridge over the Tagus” connects Lisbon to the city of Almada, located on the south of the Tagus river. The work of 2280 meters can be seen from different viewpoints in the historic center of the capital of Portugal.
It is a road and rail bridge, inaugurated in 1966, on the date of its inauguration was the 5th largest suspension bridge in the world. It also presents a great resemblance to the Golden Gate.
The bridge was renamed “April 25” after the Revolution, which took place on 25 April 1974. The date celebrates the peaceful revolution. It took 90 years for the dream of building a bridge over the River Tagus in the Lisbon region, become real. It happened in 1966, celebrating it this year half a century of union between capital and Almada.
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Lisbon Vasco Da Gama Bridge:
It is the longest bridge in Portugal and Europe, also one of the largest worldwide. It has a total length of 17,345 meters, of which about 12,000 are on the Tagus estuary waters. It is also one of the tallest buildings in Portugal, with 155 meters high.
The big curiosity is that the Lisbon Vasco da Gama bridge was built to withstand an earthquake four times greater than the one that ended the city of Lisbon in 1755. And we hope that no earthquake happening in town !!!
When visiting the Park of Nations, you will sight the beautiful Vasco da Gama Bridge, inaugurated on April 4, 1998. His name is a tribute to the 5th centenary of the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India.
According to the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2015, the Vasco da Gama Bridge is the 10th of Portugal Landmark. Indeed, it is impossible to forget such a great bridge!
“We have a long way to go before we are able to hear the voices of everyone on earth, but I believe that providing voices and building bridges is essential for the World Peace we all wish for.”