The history of Lisbon can be divided into two parts: before and after the earthquake of 1755. In just 6 minutes, more than 80 thousand people died, Lisbon was completely destroyed, after which it rose from the ashes. The city is located on seven hills and is a mixture of European and Arab cultures. Despite the impressive number of attractions, Lisbon is a small city, it will not be difficult to get around it on foot. It is worth considering the hilly terrain – wear comfortable shoes. Colorful streets, the sound of fado from neighboring houses, colorful houses – all these things make Lisbon romantic and attractive.
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Choose what to see in Portugal:
From unique nature to man-made monuments
This is an ideal country for lovers to discover something new. The history of ancient cities and endless beaches, the sea and the cliffs, modern trading ports and fishing huts are all intricately intertwined in a small European country. Fans of traditional routes should recommend exploring Portugal from its capital, old Lisbon. The city is already twenty centuries old, it was conquered by the ancient Romans, the Templars built palaces here, artisans built their neighborhoods. Today it is a city of intriguing streets, magnificent squares, and rare trams. Nightlife with eclectic restaurants, bohemian cafes and stylish nightclubs is very tempting here. During the day, you can find many boutiques with fashionable clothes, museums, ancient attractions. All this is fanned by a romantic coastal setting and charming northern nature. Add to all the sporting life of the city, with the boiling passions of fans and a real excitement of games, whether it be soccer or golf. Continue reading