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Lisbon or Lisboa is the largest city of Portugal. It is also the capital and has the distinction of being the westernmost capital in Europe. In 1755, the city suffered extensively under an earthquake which killed between some 60,000 and 90,000 people not to mention destroying around 85% of the city. Lisbon had experienced many earthquakes prior to this, but this was the worst. At the time it had one of the largest cities in Europe with a population to match. Following this the city was totally rebuilt.

Apparently the downtown area of Lisbon (the Baxia) is being considered for a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are some wonderful sights to visit in this area such as the ruins of Sao Jorge Castle and the Lisbon Cathedral. The Alfama is the oldest area of the city and is charming with its narrow lanes and colourful buildings.

Lisbon was a pleasant surprise… It was part of the tour I was taking and not high on my list of the cities I most wanted to see but I was quickly changed my mind and enjoyed my time, albeit short, in Lisbon.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks. (c) keeweechic 2001-2008 (copyright)

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  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Very good tips of Jeronimos Monastery with excellent phots. I will be visited there soon so I will check out more of your tips before I do.

  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Interesting and informative page. Loved your detailed photos of the statues. Cheers, Irene

  • Oct 4, 2009 at 5:40 AM

    Thankyou! heading to Lisbon and am very excited. You are a wonderful photographer and have detailed commentary.

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:47 AM

    Congrats, you did a great job on Lisbon here as usual onVT ;) all the best. Bora

  • Ricmenoli's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2008 at 7:57 AM

    Congratulations! Very nice and accurate Lisbon page. ;)

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