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  • Lisbon is the capital of Portugal.

  • It was also a transit point of World War Two for refugees who were fleeing Nazi Germany.

  • But its history goes back much farther than that, given that Lisbon is thousands of years old.

  • Right now, the city is shut down, like many other capitals grappling with coronavirus.

  • But once that passes, it will once again be an extraordinary place to visit.

  • And you don't have to wait another moment to join us on a virtual trip there.

  • Lisbon, Portugal beautifully combines old World charm with modern culture and sophistication adding to its appeal.

  • It's a bargain for tourists.

  • Well, for any traveler looking for a great travel deal right now, Lisbon is actually the perfect choice.

  • It's one of the most affordable cities in Europe right now.

  • Located on the west coast of Portugal, this capital city overlooks the Tagus River.

  • Lisbon is actually built on seven hills, so if you're going there, you should definitely pack your walking shoes.

  • As you stroll along winding cobblestone streets, you will find tiles or azulejos Joe are everywhere.

  • In Lisbon, the Moors introduced the art of tile making in the eighth century, and the Portuguese are still masters of the craft today.

  • The National Museum of Tile, housed in a lovely former convent, is dedicated to the art.

  • Highlights include the Child Manual in Cloisters, the Lisbon Cityscape dating from 17 38 and a tiled Nativity scene from 15 80 to see another practical craft elevated to an art form stopped by the National Coach Museum.

  • The museum, founded by Queen Amelia in 19 oh four, is home to a one of a kind collection of ornately embellished coaches and carriages, some dating back to the early 17 hundreds.

  • One neighborhood packed with must seize is ballet Portuguese for Bethlehem, about 30 minutes west of the city center.

  • People go there for three main things.

  • The monastery, a tower of ballet and a pastry shop.

  • The Jeronimos Monastery includes a mixture of architectural styles.

  • Is this beautiful 16th century structure that took 50 years to build?

  • And it's not hard to see why.

  • The architecture on the outside you'll see detailing that really refers to the nautical history of Portugal's.

  • So the In the cloisters, the columns look like coiled ropes.

  • You'll see anchors and seashells embedded kind of on the exterior, and it's really quite lovely.

  • Just down the road is the past days.

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  • Founded in 18 37 the pastry shop is famous for its creamy egg custard tarts.

  • They're made from a secret recipe, the recipe that came from the Monastery of Jeronimos.

  • Just decide us and the fact that we make all throughout today, and they're always warm and freshly made.

  • I think that makes the big difference.

  • These egg custard tarts actually make about 10,000 of them a day, and it's not hard to see why.

  • Very easy to three or four of them there under a euro piece or their price just right.

  • Once you've had two or three pastries, a walk along the Tagus River leads to a storybook castle on its banks.

  • The ballet tower built between 15 15 and 15 20.

  • The structure marks Portugal's many maritime victories and was once used as a military base to guard the port from pirates.

  • When it was built, it was actually on a small island in the middle of the river.

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal.

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Exploring Lisbon

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/25
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