& About In Lisbon by James Burrows
Lisbon is your destination for
historic locations, Moorish architecture, mesmeric sites, vibrant nightlife
& casinos, and extensive range of opulent historic exhibits from Brazil
and India. The capital of Portugal is one of the most glorious cities in
Europe. Located on the Atlantic Ocean coast at mouth of Tagus River, Lisbon
is full of steep slopes and rises.
Lisbon is the city full of
tourist attractions that makes it a wonderful destination attracting volumes
of tourists every year. Some of the major attractions of Lisbon are listed
The Jeronimos Monastery,
situated on Belem, is an inspiring and the most glorious building
in Portugal. King Dom Manuel I built it in memory of Vasco da Gama’s triumphant
journey to India. This remarkable and vast monument took up 70 years to
This graceful street, Avenida
da Liberdade is one of the major Avenues in Lisbon. The large tree-lined
street runs between Restauradores and Parque Eduardo VII, where a sculpture
of ‘Marques do Pombal’ is situated. There are numerous trendy shops, eating
places, cafes, and theaters lining the avenue to keep you amused.
|Right at the Alfama’s
main entrance, the city has the Museum of Fado. It explicates the
development and the pleasure behind the country's well-known musical expression
with audiovisual presentations, waxworks, multilingual information panels,
and musical records. It exhibits the artistic and societal impact of Fado.
The park Eduardo VII
marks the northernmost and main point of Pombal's Lisbon. It is a beauteous
park with fantabulous views over Lisbon and the River. Here you can also
see the discussed repository of the 25th April, the Estufa Fria, and the
oldest sport pavillion of town.
When you are in Lisbon, don’t
forget to taste a typical sweet drink called ‘Ginja’ or ‘Ginjinga.’ It
is alcoholic but very sugary & drunken in a very small amount glass.
|The Vasco da Gama Bridge
is one of the most powerful bridges in the world. It is a cable-stayed
bridge bordered by viaducts and roads that spans the Tagus River. With
a total length of 17.2 km, it is the longest bridge in Europe. The bridge
can be viewed from different parts of the city.
The gigantic monument of
is sited on the southern bank of the Tagus River, in Almada. It resembles
the Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This 82 meters tombstone,
overlooking the Tagus, offers outstanding eye shots of the city and the
river from the top of its pedestal.
Alongside the Cais do Sodré
train station, the Ribeira market is a regular produce and meat market.
On weekends you can enjoy other attractions, including concerts.
There are several shopping
centers in Lisbon; Amoreiras is one of the most pleasing shopping points.
It has 1 supermarket, 250 stores, 50 restaurants, 10 theaters, a health
club, post office, bingo, church and 1000 parking spots. Here you can buy
almost everything you want.
Cinemateca is a stunning
refurbished old theater, which plays lots of independent and foreign films.
Apart from the incredible theaters with luxurious, leather seating, Cinemateca
also has a library and photo store, a film museum, bookstall, snack bar
and restaurant, and temporary exhibits.
The neo-Gothic Elevador
de Santa Justa is perhaps Lisbon's most popular elevator (lift). Raul
Mesnier de Ponsard built this 45 m tall structure between 1900 and 1902.
The lift links the Baixa with the Bairro Alto district. It also offers
fabulous views of the Baixa.