"Lisbon : a world capital" Lisbon by GUYON

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My foundest memory

We visited Lisbon for the first time in May 2004 for a long week end of 5 days.
Despite the latitude of the city, the weather was cold, windy and a bit rainy. Fortunately for the inhabitants, the weather became fine just the day of our departure.
I had in mind few pictures about Lisbon :
- Cabral living the habor to discover the Brasil in 1500 (nice man who chose a date easy to memorize in order to help the pupils of the future)
- Vasco de Gama, a real traveller who made the first world tour but forgot to come back
- the earthquake of 1755 known in France because Voltaire wrote some memorable pages about it in Candide.

Belem Tower

On the crenels, the Portuguese crosses.
The Tower is the major landmark of the city.

The parade

The military parade preceeds the religious procession.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:As a Fado song
  • Cons:Dangerous city for the ankles
  • In a nutshell:Statues + museums + monuments + fado
  • Last visit to Lisbon: May 2004
  • Intro Updated May 14, 2004
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  • Aug 9, 2007 at 11:01 PM

    I booked it through hotels.com for 2 nights july 07. The room was extremely small and dusty. My bath towel was spotted, my pillow dirty and found two hairs inside the sheets. Day staff was very unpleasant, never refunded money or apologized .

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    May 14, 2004 at 12:56 PM

    I love Lisbon too.

  • Luisanna's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2004 at 4:51 PM

    Great pictures, hope you enjoyed your trip there as much as I did. Luisa

  • Jeannette1's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2004 at 1:19 PM

    It sounds like a beautiful city. Glad to hear it's not just Americans who are noisy :-) Jeannette

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    May 12, 2004 at 12:42 PM

    Great opening pic. The tips are very good as well. I will be back to see more. Greetings from Portugal.

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