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A June 2002 trip to Lisbon by Euroazz

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Quote: The capital of Portugal is steeped in history, which is evident through its architecture and conservation of ancient sites. The labyrinth of cool little alleyways inspire thoughts of the way the city used to be centuries earlier.

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Lisbon Oceanarium Photo, Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the conquest of the Moorish people in 1145. It’s a pretty easy city to get around and there are heaps of ancient sites and monuments to gawk at. However, I think there are a few highlights that can’t be missed: 1. Castelo de Sao Jorge (Castle of St. George) -- Sitting on top of the hill that houses the Alfama, Castelo, and Mouraria quarters is this ancient monument. This place is amazing and offers the best views over Lisbon. Tram number 28 will take you there through the maze of narrow streets. 2. Belem – Many of Portugal’s maritime explorers set sail from here. The former defensive tower of Torre de Belém sits on the shoreline b...Read More

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Lisbon Oceanarium Photo, Lisbon, Portugal
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The Lisbon Oceanarium is well worth a day trip if you are staying for a few days. Situated on the old Expo ‘98 site at the Parque das Nações, the aquarium is the largest in all of Europe and houses some 25,000 fish, mammals and birds from all over the world in a double-storey fish tank! Awesome! The whole oceanarium was designed by American architect Peter Chermayeff. It a pretty impressive looking building (bit like a flashy oil rig) built right into the harbour. The upper exterior is largely glass, which offers great views over the harbour and the rest of the old Expo 98 site. Inside is a series of 30 different tanks that together hold about 7 million litres of ...Read More

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Lisbon Oceanarium
Parque das Nações
Lisbon, Portugal