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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.”
Carvoeiro in Algarve Portugal is a fishing village that looks over the ocean with a long history, this peculiar fishing village has been growing in recent years, situated about 5 km from the town of Lagoa, Carvoeiro offers a set of small beaches cut by rocky cliffs, with clear waters and fine sand, forming paradisiacal places of summer that become suitable for residential tourism that has emerged in recent times.
In fact, since immemorial time that Carvoeiro has undergone several civilizational attention. In this magnificent stretch of the Algarve coast, where nature made wonders, the sea was last home to Romans, victims of naval battles and storms, whose remains found (a Roman and an anchor block) show in their presence.
But it is undoubtedly the spectacular views, with its characteristic white houses look into the ocean and fishing boats with their nets to rest in the sand before venturing out on the high seas, which most attract the attention of visitors to this unique location. The scene resembles an old postcard!
The fishing has been, since ancient times, the sustenance and livelihood of these lonely stops. Similar to what happened with other parishes of the county, Carvoeiro also accompanied the expansion of Canning Industry, responsible for generating numerous jobs.
The shape of the coast, the water quality, the climate amenity, the renown food, accessibility and infrastructure created structures and proper land use in terms of planning, gave Carvoeiro the conditions necessary for stating as a quality destinations in Algarve, sought by domestic and foreign tourists.
“In every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”