The Many Faces Of Lisbon Portugal

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Vinho do Porto Wine From The Remote Vineyards Of The Douro Valley In Portugal  

Way up in Northeastern Portugal there is a region famous for it's amazing wines. The upper Douro Valley  has an amazing history in the production of Wine. Wine making goes all the back to ancient time on the Iberian Peninsula, though it was not till after the middle part of the 17th Century that the Douro Valley came to produce what we know as Port Wine. In the year of 1386 the Valley began to be well known for it classic wines. 

The triumphal stone Arch of the Arco da Rua Augusta in Lisbon Portugal

The Rua Augusta is built like a triumphal arch which connects two sides of a historical building in Lisbon on the Praça do Comércio. This spectacular arch commemorates the rebuilding of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake and is adorned with many statues of famous and historical people. At the top of the arch is a coat of arms that represents glory, valor, and genius. Originally, the building included a bell tower that was redesigned as this magnificent arch a century latter.  Like so many of the buildings in Lisbon, the architecture is exquisite. 

Cycling Around Portugal Is A Unique Experience 

Portugal is amazingly rich in culture, history and tasty Portuguese food. There are many small amazing local cafes with some of the most astonishing food in all of Europe. 

  A Street Artist And His Canvas In Lisbon

There is some amazing street artists in Lisbon. Street art is encouraged and was made a part of the city's urban renewal project. Because of this, as well as painting their buildings very colorful, Lisbon has become the most colorful city in Europe. 

Statue Of King Jose I In Praca do Comercio  

This is a bronze statue commemorating the inauguration Of King Jose I in 1775 in Praca do Comercio.  The square is the greatest square in all of Portugal with buildings lining three sides. All the buildings are painted as they would have been at the time they were built. 

 The Top Of The Praça do Comércio Triumphal Arch In Rua Augusta Lisbon Portugal  

You can see the coat of arms for Portugal. The figures at the top represents glory, that follows valor and genius.  

 One Of The Statues At The Praca do Comercio In Lisbon Portugal  

  Monastery Of São Vicente de Fora On The top Of The Romantic Hills Of  Lisbon 

The Monastery of   São  Vicente de Fora means "Monastery of St. Vincent Outside the Walls." This is a monastery and church from the 17th-century, and is of extreme importance in Portugal even today. 

 Love Locks In Miradouro da Senhora do Monte  

This is the highest and most romantic lookout point over Lisbon and allows you to see for miles across the city.  It is well know for it's panoramic views of the city and it's one of a kind sunsets.  

  View of Almada On The Southern Tagus River 

This was the site of an ancient trade route used by the Phoenicians, Romans and Moors in Portugal. 

 São Jorge Castle Is A Moorish Castle  

The castle overlooks Lisbon and the Tagus River.  The castle is a National Monument which occupies a special  area of the old citadel. The grounds is an active archaeological dig and includes the castle, as well as the  remains of the former royal palace. The neighborhood surrounding the castle is for the wealthy and privileged class of the city. 

Lisbon is an amazing and unique city among the city's of the world. If you are looking for adventure, you will find it in Lisbon. It is perhaps the most unusual city in all of Europe, due to it's efforts in making sure that the past is never forgotten.  The past and the present seem to flow together in a seamless matter that has a freshness about it. On your next European adventure, be sure and include this rare and one of a kind city in your itinerary.  



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Love locks. Great. I've heard of it before but didn't know T'was real somewhere in Europe. That artists must be a great one. His work is magnificent. The wine remembers me of a lecture I had yesterday on the work of Louis Pasteur. How he used wine to make a discovery in the field of microbiology. Thanks for this posts. Almost like I've taken a tour throughout Portugal.

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Great pictures. The castle on top of a hill looks splendid. Did you visit it. The views from there must have been amazing.

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Beautiful photos and great narrative about Portugal. It seems like Portugal is often overlooked as a must see when visiting Europe. I hope to visit sometime.

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