Destinations

One Week In Lisbon

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Among the most amazing places in the world I have already visited, Portugal is one of my favorite countries, It took me all of one day to fall in love with Portugal. It has all the best things — good food, nice music, pretty scenery, cheap wine, friendly people etc! So let me take you in one week where you can visit all the highlights, including Sintra.
landing at Lisbon airport in Portugal. Upon arrival just take a local taxi to reach your hotel if there is not a hotel transfer already arranged. It’s only 15 minutes by Taxi or less depends on the traffic and less than 20€.
I was staying in a charming Airbnb studio in downtown Located in the center of Lisbon, in a historic area, near Bairro Alto. (Praça das Flores, Principe Real)
The area is very touristy, where shallow or flat shoes are best suited for large walks.

 

 The best Lisbon attractions:
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Sé Catedral de Lisboa

Sé Catedral de Lisboa

When going up the winding street, following the tram’s tracks, a gigantic monument with over 900 years of history comes up: it was D. Afonso Henriques that had the church be built, in 1147.

 

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Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Padrão dos Descobrimentos

The idea for this monument came up at the Portuguese World Exhibition, an event that was created in the 1940’s to celebrate the country and the homeland during Estado Novo’s dictatorship. Initially

 

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Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

It was created. Fabrication began in 1500, It’s also one of the most important hall-churches in Europe (with a singular and wide interior space) and weddings and baptisms continue to be held here.
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Statue of Christ, The King

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Statue of Christ, the King

it’s true, They have got a statue of Christ, with open arms, similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro, It’s even taller given that it has more than 100 meters, It was the last great sculpture from Francisco Franco de Sousa, who was known for his portraits and naked feminine paintings.

 

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Arco da Rua Augusta

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You can see prominent historic Portuguese figures: Vasco da Gama (navigator), Marquês de Pombal (politician and diplomat), Nuno Álvares Pereira (military man) and Viriato (a warrior from old Lusitânia). Designed in 1759 to demonstrate how the city recovered, magnificently, and only recently became possible to reach the top through an elevator and a flight of stairs. It’s completely gratifying to see the sunset from here.

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Elevador de Santa Justa

The elevator is a creation of Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, a Portuguese of French descent, During the day, the contrast between the dark iron and light buildings amazes those who gaze upon it. At night, the structure’s lighting makes it stand out from the center of downtown Lisbon.

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There is more of Lisbon and Sintra I’d like to share with you in my coming Blog! Stay tuned. I hope you enjoyed this Blog, I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to a friend or sharing it on Twitter or Facebook. Thank you!

 

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