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Capital of Portugal, Lisbon is the only European capital spreading by the Atlantic coast. Although the city’s history begins from Neolithic era, it is mostly well-known for its important role during the Age of Discovery (15th to 17th centuries), famed as the starting point of Vasco da Gama’s expedition to India.
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Alfama is Lisbon’s older district, dating back to Moorish times, when it was established as a classy residential area. It was later turned into a working-class neighbourhood, while today tourists come here to walk around scenic cobblestoned alleys and have a taste of tranquil local life. Continue reading “Main Attractions and Sights in Lisbon”
Although Lisbon has an expanding metro system, most visitors prefer to move around by the city’s famous yellow trams. The tram network is better settled and also gives you a chance to take a look around, some of the tram routes offering fantastic hill views. Continue reading “Getting around in Lisbon”
Porto features a brand-new metro system, the three lines of which cover a decent surface around the city. An efficient bus network offers many routes, as well as some night buses. Day passes and discount ticket-packs are worth buying if you plan to move around by bus and tram. Continue reading “Getting around in Porto”
The capital’s little brother, Porto is Portugal’s second largest city. Famous for its sweet wine, the city spreads along Douro River and features a lovely historic centre (Ribeira), which has been enlisted as one of Unesco’s World Heritage Sites. Continue reading “Introductions to Porto”