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The Global City of Lisbon, Portugal

The Global City of Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon city is the wealthiest and the capital city of Portugal situated in the western Liberian peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus river. Lisbon one of the oldest cities in the world also called as global city because of its importance in finance, tourism, commerce, media, arts and entertainment.  Most of the headquarters of multinational companies situated in the Lisbon city. Europe’s most scenic and world’s most soulful city Lisbon surrounded by Atlantic beaches and fairy tale palaces is the Most visited and the most  livable city of the Europe.  like Vasco De Gama tomb, Belem tower, Gulbenkian museum’s art and gardens, Berardo museum’s Morden art, Oceanarium and surrounding parquet Das Naccoes’s architecture, ancient art museum.

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Lisbon’s two historical and world famous sites Belem tower, a symbol of maritime Lisbon situated at he mouth of Tejo river on a small island surround by water than monument of discovery, guarding the entrance of the city and Jeronimos monastery also listed in UNESCO world heritage.the other beautiful sites are the vasco de gama church built in 1500’s its cloisters are considered as among st the most beautiful in the world. The former royal residence st. george’s castle stands on the highest hill of Portugal providing beautiful view of the city is the most attractive center of visitors  from this you can have the bird’s eye view of the city in the company of roaming peacocks. Inside is a small archaeological museum and down the hills are a couple of terraces with perfect postcard view over alfama area.   The monument to Christ the king stands on the southern bank of the tagus river with open arms overlooking the whole city,it resembles the monument of rio de janeiro built after world war II Eduardo vii park, the second largest park in the city.


There are many historical museums visitors can visit most famous are national museum of ancient art, national museum of costme and fashion, belem culture center, national coach museum contains the largest collection of royal coaches in the world and the Lisbon city museum. The major attraction of the city is its rich architectural museums, buildings, bridges and other monuments, the Museu calouste gulbenkian’s world class collection of Islamic, collections of ancient and modern art and oriental art is not to be missed it is  A nice assortment of Egyptian artifacts, along with paintings by masters such as Rembrandt, Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Cassat. The museum’s gardens are worth a visit in and of themselves, as a little oasis in the middle of downtown


the other museums like Carmo convent with an ornate interior is a burial site of several members of royal family. Museum da marinha, one of the most important museum of the Europe which exhibit the oldest wooden figure of representing the archangel that accompanied vasco de gama in his voyage to India. coach museum world’s largest collection of coaches and royal vehicles. Museu do azulejo is one of the most important national museum collection of Portugal’s culture and history. Berardo museum having collection of works by Picasso and andy Warhol. Madre de dues convent museum unique in the world presenting ancient art ancient art museum.

Lisbon is alsso attractive place for its longest bridges like Ponte vasco de gama longest bridge of the Europe than the most remarkable monument of 18th century aqueduto das aguas livresit contains largest stone arch in the worldParquet das nacoes Europe’s longest bridge contains wonderful waterfront promenade and 25 de abril bridge.


Lisbon also have religious sites such as Estrela church with its large dome located on a hill, Santa justa elevator, church of sao roque, house of spikes covered with diamond shaped stones, there are many funiculars like glorial funicular, bica funicular and Parks and gardens such as  jarim zoologico , oceanarium world’s largest ocanarium famous for variety of fishes than the oldest garden of Europe ajuda botanical garden, Lisbon botanical garden also called hidden gem, created hundred year ago famous for some weird and wonderful bizarre grafted trees- the roots hang down like fingers a great place to take a picnic.


Visitors can see the natural beauty the westernmost part of Lisbon is occupied by Monsanto forest park spreaded in 10 km2, one of the largest park in the Europe. than the visitors can also have experience of its traditional and modern architectral examples by visiting to  Alcantara, popular industrial area with lots of small factories and pubs, Sintra aristocratic hill town to the west of the city is a never land of fairy tale palaces, manicured floral garden and wild woodlands. Baixa or city center is the heart of the city and the Parquet das nacoes new district of the city


for shopping visitors can visit to Chiado is a traditional shopping center and cultural area with several museums and theaters including the opera. Visitors can also participate in many world famous festivals of Lisbon like rock in rio one of the world’s largest pop rock festival, festival of the oceans, international documentary film festival and the Lisbon village festival. Lisbon is also famous for its royal education institutes like The university of Lisbon the largest university of Portugal Portugal catholic university.


Beautiful unexpected views are found at every turn down its colorful, picturesque streets, and especially from strategically-placed viewpoints or terraces at the top of each hill. The city has an unpolished, seductive appearance; an effortless beauty with captivating details such as cobbled designs, tiled façades, and pastel-colored buildings blending together to give it a singular atmosphere now lost in so many other cities. In such a stunning place, it’s no wonder that many of the world’s great explorers questioned what other beauties lied beyond the horizon when they departed from here in the 15th century.  don’t miss the chance to see this global city.

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