Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal.
Lisbon was once home to some of the world's greatest explorers, like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, and its influence spread across the planet.
Today Lisbon is recognised as a global city because of its importance in the arts finance, commerce, media, entertainment, international trade, education, and tourism
Lisbon has two sites listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site: the Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. The city is also rich in architecture; Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque, Modern and Postmodern buildings can be found all over Lisbon.
In Lisbon, downhill, uphill cobbled streets, narrow alleys, yellow trams, unpainted walls, mosaics and the remains of the Arab past are everywhere. It's a very beautiful city.
A very colorful corner in Lisbon, Portugal. The city does have its share of graffiti, but nothing to the level of Rome.
Portugal's very temperate climate makes it an ideal place for growing fruit trees and having your very own orchard is certainly possible. I spotted these orange trees in "Old Town," in the heart of the city.
I had a delicious lunch at Nicola, a popular restaurant in Lisbon. It has been a traditional meeting place for writers and poets and philosophers for many years. They also serve great coffee in a perfect ambiance with an efficient and friendly staff.
Fishing is a business and a sport in Lisbon. A wide variety of fish are found in the Tagus River and coastal waters. There are competitions for men, women, juniors and disabled and several major fishing festivals are held throughout the year.
Gago Coutinho was a Portuguese aviation pioneer, and together with Sacadura Cabral, they were the first to fly across the South Atlantic Ocean by air. The flight left Lisbon, Portugal on March 24, 1922 and arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the June 6, 1922. This is a harbor side monument in Lisbon to that first flight.
In my opinion this photo summarizes the look of "Old Lisbon" with its narrow, hilly, cobblestone streets mixed with colorful buildings. If you get a chance to visit the city, explore it on foot as there are many sights, sounds and surprises awaiting.
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