Alfama Theatrical Walking Tours
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Theatrical Walking Tours Portugal Tales is on Alfama streets offering theatrical walking tours. You will be taken on an 800 year journey full of narrated and dramatized stories and legends. Through this fun, entertaining and innovative way, Portugal Tales share its country, its neighborhoods, its people, its stories and secrets.           This tour goes through the oldest district of Lisbon (Alfama), which, thanks to its tight winding streets and … Read More

5 Best Lisbon Sights – Learn About The Capital of Portugal
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5 Best Lisbon Sights Lisbon sights not to be missed in Lisbon. Other sights will come if you follow along with these locations. 1 – Saint George Castle (Castelo de São Jorge). This fortification is up the hill above Lisbon with superb views over the city and the Tagus River. The castle as being taken throughout the centuries  by the Visigoths, the Romans, the Moors and finally by the first Portuguese king D. … Read More

Saint George Fort
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Saint George Fort (Oitavos) Along the coastline, going from Cascais towards the Guincho beach, the Saint George Fort is a free entrance fortification to visit. It was erected in the context of the Restoration War of Portugal’s independence. With the function to prevent landings between the beach and the Guincho beach. Saint George Fort was usually held by a cable, three gunners and eighteen soldiers with artillery to four parts, … Read More

Lisbon 3 Day Tour
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Lisbon 3 Day Tour Three days are the ideal length for a good understanding of Lisbon city. There is no need to hire a car, as public transport is excellent and driving can be difficult. Within 3 days most of the major tourist sights can be visited. Day 1 Morning – Alfama and Baixa The Saint George Castle of Lisbon that stands above the city. The Sé Cathedral. Saint Anthony’s … Read More

Ancient Portugal History
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Ancient Portugal History Ancient Portugal, since the world was in the ice age. Human beings have lived in Portugal since about 30,000 BC. The first humans were hunters and fishermen living in an easy going natural environment, gathered plants for  food, wore leather clothes and made stone tools. During the Neolithic period, pre-Celtic peoples inhabited the region. The remains of their stone monuments still exist today. Around 5,000 BC farming was introduced. However, the … Read More

Lisbon Commerce Square
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Lisbon Commerce Square The Lisbon Commerce Square is the centerpiece of the city downtown reconstruction by Marquis de Pombal after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, that reduced the area to rubble. Its main attractions are a monumental equestrian statue of the King D. José I and the Triumphal Arch leading to Rua Augusta. The bronze statue is decorated with large sculpture overlooking to the majestic square showing the king José on a … Read More

1755 Lisbon Earthquake
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The Deadliest Earthquake Ever 1st November 1755 1755 Lisbon earthquake was the deadliest earthquake ever known followed with a tsunami. Lisbon was a fair city with palaces and 20,000 houses, mostly stone, of four or five stories. There was a population of about 235,000. That morning a series of earthquakes occurred, causing serious damage, and killing an estimated 60,000 people in Lisbon alone. In Lisbon almost every large building was a church. Lisbon … Read More

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