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Benvenuto a

Portogallo

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Nome ufficiale: República Portuguesa

( Repubblica portoghese)

 

Capitale: Lisbona

 

Forma di governo:

Repubblica parlamentare

 

Area: 92.090 km²

 

Popolazione: 10,3 milioni

 

Altre citiies principali: Porto, Fartima, Coimbra, Faro

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Il Portogallo è il paese più occidentale d'Europa con un solo confine con la Spagna.

È stato benedetto con un clima glorioso e paesaggi naturali mozzafiato.

In Portogallo, troverai di tutto, dai tesori naturali e monumenti storici alla ricca cultura popolare e spettacoli nelle strade trafficate della città.

Lisbona

Lisbona, la capitale nazionale, si trova sulle rive del fiume Tago, si snoda verso l'alto tra una serie di colline. È una città sulla costa costellata di paesaggi collinari, famosa per i suoi affascinanti vicoli, le strade acciottolate di pietra fiancheggiate da case dai toni pastello e l'architettura rustica. Ovunque ti avventuri, sei praticamente garantito per avere una vista meravigliosa!

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Antique Trams

The distinctive quaint yellow trams screech and rattle through the narrow winding streets of the city are one of Lisbon’s most iconic symbols. These antique electric vehicles are the city’s most photographed public transportation and Lisbon tram 28 is the jewel among them. The 28 tram connects Martim Moniz with Campo Ourique, and passes through the popular tourist districts of Alfama, Baixa and Chiado.

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Belém Tower

La Torre di Belém, sorvegliata la foce del fiume Tago, originariamente costruita come torre difensiva della città. Successivamente, fungeva da faro e ufficio doganale per gli esploratori portoghesi e anche da porta cerimoniale per Lisbona.

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Jeronimos Monastery

The monastery is one of the most prominent examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Style, known as Manueline style of architecture, a Portuguese Gothic that developed under the reign of King Manuel I.  It was classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém in 1983. The monastery was built to commemorate the triumphant return of Vasco da Gama from India.  It is elaborately carved to show the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire. A Lisbon’s must-see marvel!

Vasco da Gama

Portuguese navigator who established the sea link between Portugal and India (1497-1498), thus setting a new trade route which for over a century, would grant the Portuguese supremacy in the Indian Ocean. His tomb lies just inside the entrance to Santa Maria church located inside the monastery. 

Monument of the Discoveries

This stunning monument was built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), one of the great Portuguese Discoverers.  He was a central figure in the 15th-century European maritime discoveries. He discovered the Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde.

Leading the ship is Prince Henry the Navigator and behind him are 33 other great Portuguese discoverers of that era, including explorers, cartographers, artists, scientists, poets and missionaries. The courage and bravery of the Portuguese navigators crossing the world and discovered new lands was unforgettable to the world!

Try to identify the main navigators, such as Bartholomew Dias – who crossed the Cape of Torments; Vasco da Gama – who discovered the maritime route to India; Pedro Álvares Cabral – who discovered Brazil; and Magellan – the first European to cross the southern Pacific and circumnavigate the earth, which verified that the Earth was round. Come and make your own discoveries!

Compass Rose

The magnificence of the Compass Rose, a marble mosaic at the foot of the Monument that represents a compass, with the world map and the routes of the Discoveries. It’s a gift from Republic of South Africa.

25th of April Bridge

25th of April is the longest suspension bridge in Europe. It has two levels, the top level is for cars and the lower, which was added in 1999 is for trains.

It connects the city of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada. It was inaugurated on August 6, 1966 and was named Salazar Bridge, after António de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal until 1974. After the Carnation Revolution that took place on the 25 April 1974 and Salazar’s regime was overturned, the Bridge was given the name of 25th of April.

Cristo Rei National Sanctuary

Located in Almada, on the south bank of Tagus river, Cristo Rei is a sanctuary and a religious monument representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This majestic 110 meter high building was inaugurated in 1959.