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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.”
The Lisbon trams could be part of a fairy tale, they are so magical …
The Lisbon network started in 1872, was one of the first public transports in the Portuguese capital.
The network would develop in the mid-nineteenth century as a means of collective light passenger transport, electric car precursor. Also moved on rails, but by animal traction.
The first electrified motoring experience came in 1887 with the introduction of two cars equipped with accumulator batteries, which was abandoned by inconclusive. In 1900 they settled the overhead cables, and has built up a central thermal coal, which provided power for the operation of the network. In 1901 it was inaugurated the first electrical tram career, Cais do Sodre to Algés inside Lisbon.
They are usually yellow, circular rail in the middle of the road, passing through typical Lisbon neighborhoods full of history. Tourists listen several languages, genuine Portuguese, all under the bright light of our beautiful capital, it’s part of our history, but it is still present … Or a gift for tourists and weekenders!
His path crosses genuinely Lisbon’s neighborhoods and that mirror the soul of Lisbon! We can still take some of the most beautiful sights!
The Lisbon trams are one of the most peculiar wonders really worth enjoying!
“We must accept the fact that transport and communications will bring the world in close relations”