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Lisbon Commerce Square

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

10 Reasons To Go To Lisbon

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10 Reasons To Go To Lisbon 1 – Food and drink Lisbon is full of great places to eat  delicious of the day seafood and super-fresh beer. Not to miss the number of wines to taste and get lost. If you think you don’t like a wine you will start loving it! 2 – Europe’s greatest climate More sunshine than any other European city. The intensity of the daylight is … 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

28 Tram Lisbon Route

28 Tram Lisbon Route The 28 tram Lisbon route is a “must do”. This small electric train runs a regular public transport and follow a loop back and forth across the lower end of town. Along the way see some of the Portuguese capital’s most picturesque neighborhoods. This little yellow tram is from 1930. The 28 tram Lisbon route starts in the Martim Moniz square (downtown) and soon start to climb towards the Graca quarter … Read More

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