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Lisbon Description

This fascinating and very endearing city was made by the official capital of the Kingdom of Portugal in 1256 although it had been in the Christian hands since 1147 when Afonso Henriques liberated the town from the Moors. Even today the foundations of Roman buildings are being discovered pointing to its early importance when it was given the name of "Felicitas Julia Olissipo". From physical evidence it is certain that the location has been inhabited from the Bronze Age, Tartessus, Celts, Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors.

Like most other capitals in Europe, Lisbon has its own individual character influenced and moulded by its own history and its inhabitants. (For the purpose of this brief description historical factors have mainly been left to the many good available guidebooks). Lisbon has in its existence recorded several serious earthquakes, one in 1505 and a second in 1512. However, due to the very destructive earthquake in 1755 the centre of this city was virtually completely destroyed. The King gave the then powerful Marquês do Pombal the opportunity to create his radical and impressive layout of streets. The idea of wide avenues and streets was a complete change to the narrow and haphazard ones that abounded in all major cities of that time. Although this conception today may seem normal and is found in most of the capitals of Europe, the concept was very impressive for that time. The number of inhabitants of Lisbon is over 664.000.

This section of Lisbon was the pride of Pombal and the very heart of his own great city. The streets are named appropriately as the homes of banking and trade, with names such as Rua do Ouro (gold), Rua da Prata (silver), Rua dos Sapateiros (shoemakers), and Praça do Comércio (trading), each one appropriately indicating its purposes. Today, many institutions by necessity have since moved and expanded to other sections of the city but this area still maintains a past dignity and hum of trading. Certain activities have stayed in their historic buildings, such as the fish market at Cais de Sodré that still portrays its strong character with the traditional bustle of the disappearing "varinas" busy in the streets with baskets of fresh fish skilfully balanced on their heads. From an architectural point of view places to view are the squares of Praça do Comércio and the Rossio. Also of interest is the church of Conceição Velha, the Sé (Cathedral), and the 16th Century Casa dos Bicos.

This is the oldest surviving area of the city and lies under the walls of the Castle of São Jorge stretching down to the Baixa. A muddle of very narrow streets and small squares help to create for the visitor a glimpse of a forgotten age, especially taking in the old Moorish quarter known as Mouraria. Today, it is still a residential area and at night time an area with taverns for typical food and the special Portuguese music of "Fado". There are several places of interest among which is the Fundação do Espírito Santo (Museum of Workshop of Decorative Art). The medieval quarter of Santa Cruz, and certain old very narrow streets, Rua de São Miguel, Rua de São Pedro and Largo do Chafariz de Dentro. Every morning on Tuesdays and Saturdays on the outskirts of Alfama, at the Campo de Santa Clara, there is a fascinating "flea market" known as the "Feira da Ladra" and very worthy of a visit. Within close distance of this twice weekly event there are the churches of Santa Engracia and São Vicente de Fora.

Bairro Alto
This area which is located on the opposite hill from the Alfama and is linked with to the Baixa by a fashionable shopping street named Chiado. A visitor will find here some of Lisbon’s select society shops selling internationally famous brand names alongside national products. The Chiado has its own special local cafes that act as popular meeting places for writers and artists. A interesting way to reach the Bairro Alto from the Baixa is to use the "Elevador de Santa Justa" designed and built by the French architect "Eiffel". Another way is to use one of the two "funicular-like" trams - each an interesting experience! The Bairro Alto was originally developed in the 16th Century as a residential quarter for traders. Now it has become a centre for nightlife with its many fashionable restaurants, bars and clubs. An impressive ruin caused by the earthquake of 1755 is the 14th Century Igreja de Carmo, and the chapel that withstood the destruction has been turned into an Archaeological Museum. The unimpressive façade of the 16th Century church of São Roque hides within an impressive 18th Century chapel that was commissioned by King João V from Italian architects and pre-constructed in Rome prior to being shipped to Portugal.

Other Locations
Scattered through the city are many interesting places and buildings. Amongst these are the Igreja da Estrela and its generous gardens, the English Cemetery that contains some historic names, Parque Eduardo VII, the Estufas (huge and wonderful greenhouses), and the Jardim Zoológico. An area that must not be missed is Belém. Located to the west side of the city this area runs along the River Tejo. Here can be found the baroque elegance of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos that was commenced in 1501 by the order of King Manuel I to celebrate the naval discovery of India. As a contrasting statement to the historical monuments is the modern architecture of the Centro Cultural de Belém that stands firmly between this historic Monastery and the striking baroque style 16th Century Torre de Belém built from 1515. On the river close to this point is also the famous work named Padrão dos Descobrimentos and erected in 1960 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Portugal’s famous "Prince Henry the Navigator". To the west of the centre of the city is the prominent sight of the Aqueduct das Águas Livres that was constructed in the first half of the 18th Century. It has 35 arches and is 941 meters long and to this day its purpose is still to bring water to the inhabitants of Lisboa.

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Lisbon Weather

Lisbon Information
800 296 296 - Support to Tourists
112 - SOS
210 227 700 - Town Hall
213 466 141 - Police
213 422 222 - Fire Brigade
218 413 500 - Airport
218 884 025 - Train Information
217 932 756 - Taxis
213 433 672 - Tourist Information

Lisbon Theatres
Coliseu dos Recreios
Centro Cultural de Belém
Fund. Calouste Gulbenkian
Teatro Aberto
Teatro Cornucópia
Teatro da Comuna 217 221 770
Teatro Maria Matos
Teatro Municipal São Luiz 213 461 260
Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
Teatro Nacional S. Carlos
Teatro da Trindade
Teatro Villaret 213 538 586

Lisbon Events
Concerto da Primavera March onwards
Procissão dos Terceiros Franciscanos 4th Sunday after Easter
Dia da Liberdade 25th April
Festival Internacional do Teatro April to May
Época Tauromáquica (Bullfighting) April to September
Dia do Trabalhador 1st May
Feira do Livro (Book Market) May to June
Dia de Camões 10th June
Festa de Santo António 12 and 13 June
City Holiday 13th June
Festas de São João 23rd & 24th of June
Festas de São Pedro 25th to 1st July
Implantação da República 5th October
Dia de Todos os Santos 1st November
Dia da Assunção 15th August

Lisbon Mosteiro View

Lisbon Castle View

Lisbon Square

Lisbon Traditional Commerce

Lisbon Street

Lisbon Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Lisbon Locations of Interest
Academy das Ciências 213 219 730
Alfama District --
Aqueduto das Águas Livres 218 135 522
Arco da Rua Augusta --
Bairro Alto District --
Baixa de Lisboa District --
Basílica da Estrela 213 960 915
British Cemetery 213 906 248
Botanical Gardens 213 921 893
Bullfight - Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno 217 932 442
Castle 218 800 620
Cathedral - Sé de Lisbon 218 866 752
Centro Cultural de Belém 213 612 400
Chapel - Capela de Nossa Senhora do Monte --
Chiado District --
Church - Igreja da Conceição Velha --
Church - Igreja da Graça 218 861 769
Church - Igreja de Loreto ou dos Italianos 213 423 655
Church - Igreja de Santa Catarina dos Paulistas --
Church - Igreja de Santo António --
Church - Igreja de São Roque 213 235 383
Convento dos Cardeais 213 427 525
Convento do Carmo 213 460 473
Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara --
Dockside Station of Alcântara 213 922 152
Elevator - Elevador de Santa Justa --
Estufa Fria - (Indoor Botanical Gardens) 213 882 278
Feira da Ladra - (Secondhand Fair) --
Home - Casa dos Bicos 218 810 900
Home - Casa de Fernando Pessoa 213 913 270
Home - Casa do Visconde de Sacavém --
National Theatre of Dona Maria II 213 250 853
Monumento dos Descobrimentos --
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos 213 620 034
Observatory of Lisbon 213 616 730
Oceanário de Lisboa 218 917 002
Oriente Train Station - (Parque das Nações) --
Palácio da Ajuda 213 637 09555
Palácio Andrade 213 637 095
Palácio of Belém 213 614 600
Palácio de São Bento (Parliament Building) 213 917 00000
Panteão Nacional 218 881 529
Parque das Nações --
Planetarium of Calouste Gulbenkian 213 620 002
Springs of Rua da Prata --
Square - Praça da Figueira --
Square - Rossio --
Square - Terreiro do Paço --
Tower - Torre de Belém 213 620 038
Zoo 217 232 910

Lisbon Museums
Centre of Modern Art 217 590 241
Centre of Modern Art of Azeredo Perdigão
Foundation of Calouste Gulbenkian
Foundation of Espírito Santo Silva 218 814 600
Lisbon Museum of Geology 213 904 805
Military Museum 218 882 131
Museum of Archaeology of the Post Office 213 211 700
Museum of Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva 213 880 053
Museum of Bordalo Pinheiro
Museum of Chiado 213 432 148
Museum of Church of São Roque 213 335 065
Museum of Civil Engineering --
Museum of Communications
Museum of Communications (Army) --
Museum of Electricity
Museum of Fado & Portuguese Guitarra 218 823 470
Museum of Gulbenkian
Museum of Lisbon Fire Brigade 213 927 783
Museum of Macau 213 617 570
Museum of the Metro --
Museum of Music
Museum of Period Art 213 964 151
Museum of Popular Art 213 011 282
Museum of Portuguese Decorative Art 218 881 991
Museum of Puppets 213 942 810
Museum of Radio 213 950 762
Museum of Roman Theatre 213 019 032
Museum of Sacred Art of São Roque 213 235 065
Museum of Santo António 218 860 447
Museum of Science 213 921 800
Museum of Trams --
Museum of Water-EPAL --
National Museum of Ancient Art 213 912 800
National Museum of Archaeology 213 620 000
National Museum of Ceramic Tiles 218 147 747
National Museum of Coaches 213 610 850
National Museum of Cordoaria 213 620 019
National Museum of Ethnology 213 041 116
National Museum of Natural History 213 921 874
National Museum of Regional Dress 217 590 318
National Museum of Theatre 217 567 410

Other Nearby Lisbon Towns
Cascais · Estoril · Lisbon · Mafra · Palmela · Queluz · Sesimbra · Setúbal · Sintra


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