10 things to do in Lisbon
Castle of St. George visible from anywhere in Lisbon – here is one of the most beautiful viewing sites. Colorite the castle gives the walking on the territory of the peacock, with which you can take a picture. Slowly stroll along the fortress walls (you can climb on them), find the best panorama of the city.
2. Legend about two crow
Ceat Cathedral CE – one of the oldest in Lisbon. It was built on the site of the mosque after the Christians wanted the territory of Mavrov in 1150. The Cathedral keeps the relics of St. Vincent, which, according to legend, hit the temple in an unusual way. In 1173, a boat floating on the waves without rowers was seen on the Teous River. The ship was accompanied by two crow, which moored the boat to the shore, where people discovered the body of the Saint, tortured by Arabs. The crow flew to the Cathedral of the Cathedral of the Cee and Tiliba my nest there. Birds lived for a long time in the courtyard of the Cathedral – their numerous offspring did not leave the surroundings of hundreds of years. They say the last raven – descendant of the birds – died in the late 70s of the last century. Ravens became a symbol of Lisbon’s liberation from Muslims, so their image is captured on the coat of arms of the city.
3. Honor the memory of Vasco da Gama
Monastery Zheronimush founded King Manuel I in the era of great geographical discoveries. Pay attention to the architectural style of the monastery – Manuelino. This is a mixture of Renaissance, Moorish and Gothic styles. It is believed that the king asked permission from Pope to build a monastery in the name of good luck Vasco da Gama, who was going to pave a seaway from Europe to India.
Today the monastery is included in the list of seven wonders of Portugal and is considered to be the most visited attraction of the country. It is here and rests Vasco da Gama.
4. Like Azulju
Azuju in translation from Arabic means "polished tiles". Portuguese learned to make Azulju in Moroccans in the XVI century. In addition to decorating buildings, the tile has a more important role: it reflects the sun’s rays, thereby keeping cooling in the room. It also helps protect the facade from moisture.
Pay attention to the facades of houses, walking around the city, – in Lisbon, most buildings are decorated with Azulju. If time allows, look at the museum dedicated to this tile.
5. Take a picture of Basilica da Estela
Two snow-white spiers Basilica are visible from several viewing sites. The sad story of Queen Mary I is connected with this beautiful place. For a long time, the queen did not work out to give her husband of the heir – all the boys died shortly after birth. Then Maria gave vow, that in honor of the birth of a son will build a church in the city. Prince Jose appeared in 1761, the Basilica began to build in 1779, the construction was delayed. At the age of 27, the prince, having infected with smallpasses, died, and two years after his death, in 1790, Basilica da Estela was ready. After the death of the son of the queen burned out of the world and gradually went crazy. Having mourning the Son, she taught to bury himself in the church, which was erected in connection with his birth.
6. Stroll to the Belen Tower
Belenskaya Tower is located away from the city center, a few kilometers from the flow of the Republic of Tejo in the Atlantic Ocean. From here during the Great Geographical Discovers went to the path of the navigators, also the tower was playing the role of a lighthouse. Do not forget to climb the observation platform.
7. Ride on elevator
Lift Santa Yuhush is designed to help cope with the relief of Lisbon. The elevator appeared in 1902, its height is 45 m. Lifting paid, and from above overlooking the city. Next to the elevator there is a carmelite monastery, based at the end of the XIV century. The monastery was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1755. Now in the room there is an archaeological museum, where you can get acquainted with the history of the country.
eight. Look at the sales area
Praza-Doo Comers is located near the Embankment of the River Tejo, which many tourists are confused with the Atlantic Ocean. From the square begins the pedestrian street Augushta, beloved and tourists, and residents. Walking through her, see the Arc Lisbon’s triumphal arch.
nine. Take a walk along the waves
Walking through the area of Russia, pay attention to the black and white tiles laid out in the form of waves. During the restoration of the city after the earthquake of 1755, Marquis de Pubal ordered them to put them so that the sailors, returning to the shore after a long sailing, could quickly restore the function of the vestibular apparatus. Surprisingly, such an idea of rehabilitation really helped for navigators – after a 20-minute walk "on the waves", the solid walk was restored.
ten. Close up
Lisbon is located on seven hills, and therefore viewing sites here in excess. Some we have already mentioned, add this list.
The observation deck of San Pedro de Alkantar is located at the top stop of the cable car Gloria. From here a wonderful panorama on the castle of St. George and the River Tejo. Another observation deck is located on the monument to the discovers, it is possible to climb up the elevator. From here you can admire the monastery of Zheronimush, see the world map at thenime, take pictures against the background of the name of the name of April 25.