Tours starting in Lisbon
Lisbon, the largest and most populated Portuguese city, with about 550,000 inhabitants (2011 census), 24 parishes and 18 municipalities, hot and dry summers and cool and rainy winters.
An extremely cosmopolitan and multicultural city, inhabitants from various Slavic countries among them; Nepal, Pakistan, India and of course people from Portuguese-speaking African countries and Brazil.
With a rich and centuries-old history Lisbon is born on the Saint George Castle, here Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, and Moors had lived, conquered in 1147 by D. Afonso Henriques, however only in 1255, Lisbon became the kingdom capital.
From here, ships and caravels had left to discover the New World, becoming a quintessential merchant center where spices from the East arrive and were traded, proof of this is the Belem Tower, as well as the Jeronimos Monastery, both built in the 16th Century and classified UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, both are part of the List of 7 Wonders of Portugal, created in 2007.
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The Baixa Pombalina ( Lisbon downtown ), reborn from the huge earthquake of 1755, together with the tsunami and fires that followed, today candidate for World Heritage, Fado the popular song that in 2011 , Lisbon was distinguished by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Lisbon also has a modern part, the Nations Park which in 1998 hosted the World Oceans Exhibition, rehabilitating a very degraded area in the eastern part of the city.
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