Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): 5 Things Not to Miss in Lisbon

5 Things Not to Miss in Lisbon
Lisbon is often described as “The city of Seven Hills”, Lisbon receives more days of sunshine than any other European capital. Lisbon is well known for its cafe culture, fado music, suspension bridge, tiles and the gateway to Sintra. According to legend, the city of Lisbon was named for Ulysses, who founded the settlement after he left Troy to escape the Greeks. With all this in mind here are our 5 spots not to miss in Lisbon

Lisbon Facts:

Poulation: 530,847 (2012)

Fact: Lisbon is the oldest city in western Europe even pre-dating Rome

Fact: The Vasco Da Gama bridge is the longest in Europe measuring 17 kilometers.

Fact: The 1755 great earthquake flattened most of the city

Fact: Lisbon is 17,925km from our home.

Santa Justa Lift:

Santa Justa Lift is an iconic sight in Lisboa and connects the lower city area with the higher Square Largo Do Carmo and Biaxia neighborhood. The elevator was opened in 1901 consisting of a metallic tower, observation platform, walkway and base. On the top floor of the Santa Justa Lift, there is a kiosk and lookout, with panoramic views of the city. Connections to the floors below can be made by two spiral staircases, with different patterns on each storey as well as the Lift.
The view at night from the top platform is amazing, the streets of Lisbon light up for the evening. If you catch the Santa Justa Lift up to Carmo it will cost 5 Euro a person. If you enter from Carmo for the view it costs you nothing. Santa Justa ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: 5 Things Not to Miss in Lisbon
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Santa Justa Lift   Largo do Carmo   Arc Rue Augusta   Praca do Comercio   statue of King Jose   Belem Tower   Pastel De Belem   Castelo St George   Avenida da Liberdade   Edward VII Park  
Author: Mark Wyld
Read it on author's website: http://wyldfamilytravel.com/5-things-not-to-miss-in-lisbon/

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