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Lisbon

  1. 1. Lisbon Lisbon (Lisbon Map) (Lisbon)
  2. 2. Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal ! <ul><li>Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. The city, in addition to being the country's capital, is also capital of the district of Lisbon, the Lisbon region, the metropolitan area of Lisbon, and is still the main center of the sub-region of Greater Lisbon statistics. Ecclesiastically, is headquarters of the diocese and the Patriarchate of Lisbon. </li></ul><ul><li>Lisbon has many tourist attractions. Their neighborhoods attract visitors by its typical characteristics. The low Pombaline, Bethlehem, Chiado and Bairro Alto, are areas where flooding thousands of tourists and visitors annually. The principal means of travel in Lisbon, is the Metropolitano de Lisboa of Rail and buses. But every day come in Lisbon about 5 million cars, from the peripheral districts. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of Lisbon <ul><li>During the Neolithic, the region was inhabited by various peoples Ibero who also lived in other regions of Atlantic Europe in this period. They built several megalithic monuments. You can still find some dólmens and menhirs in camps around the city. The Celtic people invaded the region in the first millennium BC and through inter-racial marriages with people Iberian pre-Roman, increased the number of speakers of Celtic languages in the region. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tourism <ul><li>Baixa Pombalina is the &quot;heart&quot; of the capital. It was built on the ruins of the ancient city of Lisbon, destroyed by the earthquake of 1755. Its construction followed a strict urban plan, according to a reticular pattern of street / block, and according to the philosophy of the Baroque. The rebuilding of downtown Lisbon after the earthquake was the first case of construction typified, standardized and in &quot;series&quot; of humanity. Its authors were. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Transport The 25 de Abril Bridge, inaugurated (as Ponte Salazar) on August 6, 1966, and later renamed after the date of the Carnation Revolution, was the longest suspension bridge in Europe and although made by the same engineers as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, it is not, as thought by some, a replica (the Golden Gate Bridge does not have X braces). The city is connected to the far side of the Tagus by two important bridges:
  6. 6. The Vasco da Gama Bridge, inaugurated on May 1998 is, at 17.2 km (10.7 mi), the longest bridge in Europe

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