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Mouraria

Mouraria is one of the most traditional districts in the city of Lisbon, which owes its name to the fact that D. Afonso Henriques, after the conquest of Lisbon, had confined a part of the city to the Muslims. It was in this neighbourhood that...

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Senhora do Monte

The viewpoint is developed in front of the Chapel of Senhora do Monte. From it you can see, to the south, the sea of the Straw, the Castle of São Jorge, part of the Baixa of Lisbon and the estuary of the Tagus river, to...

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São Vicente de Fora

São Vicente is an area of still old houses, with residents who were born and raised in the neighbourhood, but also with some new young people who are looking for downtown....

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Alfama

Alfama is the oldest and one of the most typical neighborhoods of the city of Lisbon. Its name derives from Arabic al-Hamma (الحمة), which means baths or fountains. The most spectacular views of Alfama are the public promenade formed by the viewpoints of the Portas do...

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Roman Wall

The Roman wall known as "Cerca Moura", the wall that, in 1147, defended the Muslim city of the Christian crusaders headed by D. Afonso Henriques, was, after all, built by the Romans....

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Roman Lisbon

São Jorge Castle

The current name derives from the devotion of the castle to Saint George, patron saint of knights and crusaders, made by order of D. John I in the fourteenth century. Over time the castle, as well as the various military structures of Lisbon, was being...

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Roman Theatre

The ruins of the Roman theatre are situated on the southern slopes of St. George's Castle, The theatre was built in the 1st century, at the time of the Roman emperor Augustus. It was rebuilt in the time of Emperor Nero, and during the reign...

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Archaeological Center of Rua dos Correeiros

Near the Arch of Augusta Street, occupying almost a whole Pombaline quarter of downtown Lisbon. Between 1991 and 1995, a pavement drilling uncovered archaeological structures of civilizations that, over time, inhabited Lisbon. Because of its unique characteristics - 2,500 years of the history of Lisbon...

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Santa Luzia Viewpoint

The Santa Luzia Viewpoint in Lisbon, has an impressive panoramic view of the typical Alfama district and the Tagus River. Below the district of Alfama and, to lose, of sight, the immense estuary of the Tagus ...

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