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  • The Old UniversityCoimbra travel tips
    Coimbra's University is one of the oldest in the world. It is located on the highest point of the upper town, where once the royal palace stood. The Porta Ferrea, the Iron Gate leads to the beautiful courtyard. The whole thing looks [...]
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  • Clube de Fado Restaurant in LisbonLisbon travel tips
    This Fado restaurant is typically Portuguese in every aspect: its architecture, its atmosphere, its food, everything. From the first moment we stepped inside the restaurant we felt as if we'd went into a local pub or something. Live [...]
    D: 1.5mi00
  • The Feira da Ladra in LisbonLisbon travel tips
    This flea market in Alfama the historic, old part of Lisbon, has a history dating back to the 13th century. To those who like bargaining and collecting some nice Portuguese 'treasures' than the feira da ladra is the perfect place. [...]
    D: 1.5mi00
  • Trip to CascaisLisbon travel tips
    Cascais is like a royal resort, full of different sights, and most notably, various, beautiful beaches. Though the ocean was a bit cold, we still had to dip in a bit, but it was good to lay under the sun a while, away from the bustling city [...]
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  • Fatima near LisbonLisbon travel tips
    Though it is a bit far from the city (about 88 miles to the North), it is a place which is worth a visit, even if you're not a pilgrim or a devoted Christian. Fatima is the worshiping place of the Virgin Mary, where millions of [...]
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  • The Monastery of St. JeromeLisbon travel tips
    The monastery, that has been built 500 years ago, is one of the most amazing sights in Portugal. Its unique architecture, its white 'clean' stone exterior and beautiful interior, not to mention that the famous Portuguese explorer is [...]
    D: 3.5mi00
  • Lotus chalets, Canal road, Migahajandura, Sooriyawewa,...Lisbon travel tips
    Surroundings The eco-resort is surrounded by the following attractive places. While you are staying in the resort you can easily visit these places. Udawalawa National Park - 30 minutes drive Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage - 30 minutes [...]
    D: 5953.7mi20
  • Tram 28 of LisbonLisbon travel tips
    Traveling with the local transportation of a city is always fun and gives you a feeling of being part of the city, like a local. That was the reason we hopped on the Tram 28 which goes up and down the narrow streets of Lisbon, giving a [...]
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  • The Gulbenkian MuseumLisbon travel tips
    This museum, though not a big one, hosts first-class exhibitions from various Eastern cultures, like Egypt, Mesopotamia, India even Japan and China, and some collections of French furniture and paintings among other interesting artifacts. [...]
    D: 1.1mi01
  • Sintra Moorish CastleLisbon travel tips
    Sintra is located a few miles to the west from Lisbon. It is a beautiful place with a rich history. The most notable aspect of the small village is its castle, high up the mountain, built by the Moors after the 8th century. Sintra also [...]
    D: 13.9mi00

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Lisbon History

There are a number of myths that relate to the foundation of the Lisbon city. According to one such legend, the city was founded by the Greek hero, Odysseus (who named it Olissipo) on his way back to Ithaca from the Trojan War. Although there are some doubts about the Greek-connect, there are enough archeological evidences to indicate that by 1200 BC, the area was being used as a trading post by the Phoenicians. Then followed the days of the Roman Empire; the region, then named Felicitas Julia, made immense progress as a ‘Municipium Cives Romanorum’. Archaeological excavations carried out in different parts of the city have [...]
 
 
 

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