Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, has become an increasingly popular place to visit in recent years, with a warm Mediterranean climate in spite of its place facing the Atlantic Ocean. Full of bleached white limestone buildings and intimate alleyways, Lisbon's mix of traditional architecture and contemporary culture makes it the perfect place for a family holiday.
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Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, has become an increasingly popular place to
visit in recent years, with a warm Mediterranean climate in spite of its place facing
the Atlantic Ocean. Full of bleached white limestone buildings and intimate
alleyways, Lisbon's mix of traditional architecture and contemporary culture
makes it the perfect place for a family holiday.
It is one of Europe's most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a
series of hills with scenic vistas from every angle. Lisbon is the city of the oceans.
It is the only European capital with sunsets on the sea so close to sandy
beaches, and has one of the world's largest state-of-the-art aquariums.
It’s a lively but serene and melancholic place with an insatiable appetite for long
dinners, coffee breaks and nightlife.
Oceanario de Lisboa: While walking through impressive and unforgettable exhibits, visitors
are encouraged to learn fascinating things about the oceans and, more importantly, how to
make decisions in their daily lives that actively promote the conservation of nature.
Alfama: Because its foundation is dense bedrock, it survived the 1755 earthquake, and a
walk through this old-fashioned residential neighbourhood is now a step back in time. It is a
village within a city still made up of narrow streets, tiny squares, churches, and whitewashed
houses with tile panels and wrought-iron balconies adorned with pots of flowers, drying
laundry, and caged birds.
Lisbon Zoo: At Lisbon Zoo, you will travel around the world without leaving Lisbon. Go to
California and kiss a sea lion, pass through Cuba and feel the skin of a snake, and be sure to
go sailing in the ocean to watch the dolphins. In the African route, meet the gorillas and
chimpanzees. Visit the elephants and the giraffes in the savannah. Watch the pelicans
feeding between Africa and Asia. Hide in the forest to observe the okapis and explore
Madagascar to find lemurs.
Stadium tour: Estádio da Luz got built in place of the old Estádio da Luz. Construction works
started in 2002, and in March 2003 Benfica played their last game at the partly demolished
old stadium. The new stadium opened on the 25th of October 2003 with a match between
Benfica and Uruguayan side Club Nacional.
When you are talking about weather, Lisbon has some of the mildest compared
to any other European capital city. Despite being located on the Atlantic Ocean,
the climate is similar to that of Mediterranean coastlines. Summer temperatures
are warm and sometimes hot, while winters are mild and damp. Lisbon sees a lot
of sunshine (over 3300 hrs per year) and about 100 days of rain a year.
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The city of Lisbon is rich in architecture; Romanesque, Gothic,
Manueline, Baroque, Modern and Postmodern constructions can be
found all over Lisbon. The city is also crossed by historical boulevards
and monuments along the main thoroughfares, particularly in the upper
If you are a person that loves their cultural places, then Lisbon is ideal for you.
With many historical places to visit, you will never be unsure of where to visit
Also, families could really benefit from the cultural side of Lisbon. It’s a once of a
lifetime trip to see one of the biggest aquariums in the world with the biggest
selection of fish.
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