Portugal is a southern European country located on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the beaches of the Algarve are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture goes back in the years 1500-1900, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire. Lisbon is the hilly coastal capital of Portugal. From the magnificent São Jorge Palace, the scenery includes pastel colored buildings of the old city, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays decorative ceramic tiles for 5 centuries. Right outside Lisbon there is a series of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

The heart of a crowded and rocky city is easily explored on foot or via trams and ancient trams. The Moorish District of Alfama has narrow and winding streets with fado singers. Chiado and its cafes, shopping and seafood restaurants are adjacent to Bairro Alto, which is famous for nightlife. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Complex, located in the middle of a quiet park, features a famous collection of art. On the waterfront there are ornate 16th-century Jerónimos and Belem Towers, and, to the east, the very modern Parque das Nações district and the massive Oceanário aquarium. There are many sites in Lisbon that are worth seeing one of them is Torre de Belém Rising above the waterfront of Lisbon’s waterfront, this grand tower displays a fusion of architectural styles ranging from Mudejar to Moorish, from Gothic to Romanesque. It oversees the mouth of the Tagus River since its construction under the patronage of Saint John in the sixteenth century. Since then, it has become perhaps the most emblematic symbol of the city, reputed to be the last adventurers to see as prodigal Vasco da Gama, as they headed for the vast Atlantic Ocean. Like San Francisco in the United States, Lisbon is a city famous for its historic and vibrant tram lines. None of them are more emblematic than the tram 28, which has for decades been using steep cobblestone roads and the old district of Alfama. The journey begins below the palm-covered hills of Graça and sneaks into Escolas Gerais hairpin alleys before stopping under the magnificent domes of the Estrela basilica. The possibilities of observing people from the windows are second to none and you have to discover decades of history as you pass the majestic palaces and castles along the route. The Castle Saint-Georges is undoubtedly the most visible emblem of the historical center of Lisbon. Standing tall and firm above the streets of the old district of Alfama, the great citadel was built more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Since then, it has been developed by the following leaders of the city, from Berbers to Knights of the Reconquista. Apart from these sightseeing trips there are some Segway tour and tuk-tuk tours are very famous in Lisbon. This city is all want you want in your dream vacation place.

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