Lisboa

The history of the Portuguese nation vibrates within the city of the seven hills. Lisbon is divided between the modernity of places like the Parque das Nações, which showed the Expo'98 to the world, and the typical neighborhoods, like Alfama and Bairro Alto, that perpetuate the tradition of Santo António marches. Or the conviviality of the Centro Cultural de Belém with the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Torre de Belém and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. The views over the Tagus river from the top of Castelo de São Jorge are unforgettable. The monuments of the Portuguese capital give the opportunity for the visitors to meet a unique historical heritage. In addition to those already referred to, also the Igreja de Santo António (matchmaker saint), the Águas Livres Aqueduct, Lisbon's Cathedral, the Belém Palace, the Basilica da Estrela, the Ajuda National Palace and even the Assembleia da República building are important to be mentioned. The city has much to offer in cultural terms. Some of these cultural events take place in buildings that deserve a visit themselves, like the Teatro de São Carlos and the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II. The Museu dos Coches (Carriages Museum), the Museu Nacional de História Natural (Natural History National Museum), the Museu de Arte Antiga (Ancient Art Museum) and the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (Calouste Gulbenkian Museum) are proofs of the existing cultural diversity. And then there's the Museum of Fado, which recalls the tradition of this music style in the Portuguese capital. The Jardim Zoológico (Zoo) and the Oceanário (Aquarium) are also must-see places, as these include programs for the whole family without an age-limit. In a tour through the Baixa pombalina, check the Santa Justa elevator, which is waiting for a visit and wishes to share its magnificent views over the city with you. This is where international gastronomic influences settled first, thanks for it being the country's capital. Hence there is a huge choice of flavors from all around the world, including the national ones, in the many existing restaurants. However, one can say that the snails and the pastéis de Belém (typical egg tart pastry) are among the more typical Lisboa delicacies.

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