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|Lisbon Castle (Castelo de São Jorge) in Lisbon, Portugal. When you move to South-East you will see the narrow alleys of Alfama (oldest part of Lisbon) sprawling downhill to the bank of river Tejo.||09/02/2005||628|
|(Padrão dos Descobrimentos) is a monument that celebrates the Portuguese who took part in the Age of Discovery, or the Age of Exploration, of the 15th and 16th centuries. It is located on the estuary of the Tagus river in the Belém parish of Lisbon, Portugal.|
Where ships departed to their often unknown destinations.
The monument consists of a 52 metre-high slab of concrete...
|Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa or Sé de Lisboa is the cathedral of Lisbon and the oldest church in the city. Since the beginning of the construction of the cathedral, in the year 1147, the building has been modified several times and survived many earthquakes. It is nowadays a mix of different architectural styles.|
Lisbon is the seat of a bishopric since the 4th century AD (see Patr...
|1755, on november 1st at 9:20am, Lisbon was hit by an earthquake with epicenter 200 km. in the Atlantic Ocean. It was followed by a tsunami with waves of 4 stores high. After the quake the city was hit by fires because of open cooking-fireplaces and lamps.|
More than 60000 of 250000 people were killed in Lisbon and thousands in the outskirts.
The quake hit when there was an All Sai...
|(Portuguese: Teatro Nacional de São Carlos ) is an opera house in Lisbon, Portugal. |
It was opened on July 30, 1793 by Queen Maria I as a replacement for the Tejo Opera House, which was destroyed in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.
The theatre is located in the historical center of Lisbon, in the Chiado district.
|The Torre de Belém is one of the most visited monuments in Lisbon. The 16th century fortress controlled the Tagus river entrance.||09/23/2005||488|
|(Portuguese: Praça do Comércio ) is located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. |
Situated near the Tagus river, the square is still commonly known as Terreiro do Paço ( "Palace Square"), because it was the location of the Royal Ribeira Palace (Paços da Ribeira) until it was destroyed by the great 1755 Lisbon Earthquake.
After the earthquake, the square was completely remod...
|Lisbon subway station locations as of 2005. Current stations are colored according to line(s) they belong to. Stations under construction have grey color.||09/23/2005||849|
|The Rossio is the popular name of the Pedro IV Square (Portuguese: Praça de D. Pedro IV) in the city of Lisbon, in Portugal. |
It is located in the Pombaline Downtown of Lisbon and has been one of its main squares since the Middle Ages.
It has been the setting of popular revolts and celebrations, bullfights and executions, and is now a preferred meeting place of Lisbon natives and...
|An overlay from february 12, 2005, with The Gates art exhibit by Christo and Jeanne-Claude.||09/05/2005||871|
|Lisbon subway stations and lines.|
|(Teatro Nacional D. Maria II) is a theatre in Lisbon, Portugal. The historical theatre is one of the most prestigious Portuguese venues and is located in the Rossio square, in the centre of the city.|
The theatre was built on the north side of Rossio square on the site of the old Estaus Palace, built around 1450 as a lodging for foreign dignitaries and noblemen visiting Lisbon. In...