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Month: November 2020

Santa Justa Lift
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The Santa Justa Lift, beautiful views of Lisbon

Santa Justa Lift Come here to see the magnificent lift structure, the ride up to Carmo Square and the gorgeous views of Lisbon. By Serge Larose & Elisandra Buges Intro The Santa Justa Lift connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo (Carmo Square). The lift almost immediately became a tourist attraction. Having seen a few YouTube videos with the Santa Justa Lift, we knew we wanted to get a closer look! It's possible to go up the lift for free when you get the Lisbon transit pass since it's also operated by Carris, the city transit provider. Then you have the choice to go up another level and get an unobstructed view of Lisbon

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Praça do Comercio
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Praça do Comercio, the commercial centre of Lisbon

Praça do Comercio Lisbon's old entry port for all goods arriving by boat. Today it's a highly touristic spot bustling with restaurants and patios! By Serge Larose & Elisandra Buges Intro After the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, the square along with many other historical landmarks, were destroyed. The square was completely remodeled as part of the rebuilding of the Pombaline Downtown. Later the square was named Praça do Comercio, the square of commerce, to indicate its new function in the economy of Lisbon. The U shaped square was then filled with government buildings controlling customs and port activities. " Lisbon is a city that has historically been hit by many earthquakes.  However, on November 1st 1755, an estimated 8.4 magnitude earthquake

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São Jorge Castle
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São Jorge Castle, one of Lisbon’s top attractions

São Jorge Castle Come here for the spectacular views of Lisbon city through various lookouts and be sure to explore the empty fortification. By Serge Larose & Elisandra Buges Intro São Jorge Castle should be on your list if you're planning to visit Lisbon city. We can't think of just one reason to visit the castle, so read on to find out why we highly recommend this tourist attraction. "Human occupation of the castle hill dates to at least the 8th century BC. Since the 12th century, the castle has served as a royal palace, a military barracks, home of the Torre do Tombo National Archive, and now as a national monument and museum." Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning

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