The capital of Portugal offers its guests an interesting holiday
The city of Lisbon is not only the capital, but alsothe main port of the country. The name of the city in the Phoenician language means "favorite bay". Its advantageous location in the wide mouth of the Tagus River played and plays an important role in the history of the country. All areas of Lisbon are located along the coast, which stretches from the beaches of Alentejo to the river mouth. In the city there are more than half a million inhabitants, this accounts for almost a quarter of the country's population.
The capital of Portugal has a soft seaclimate. The average temperature in summer here is +24 degrees, and in winter it is +9 degrees on average. In the vicinity of a lot of vegetation, grows eucalyptus, seaside pine and evergreen shrubs. The rich history of Lisbon has more than 20 centuries. Even in the II century BC and the first time the city was mentioned in ancient sources, as a large settlement. His extremely favorable position predetermined the rapid growth of Lisbon. The modern capital of Portugal is filled with a bright light, the main shades of which are blue, green, pink, ocher and pastel. The streets and squares of the city are paved with black basalt and white sandstone.
In the ancient center of Lisbon are palaces,which on the facades are decorated with ceramic tiles "Azulezhu". The labyrinth of narrow streets looks beautiful, new wide avenues go into the distance, life on embankments is raging, exotic gardens are scattered all over the city, the parks of Lisbon are amazing with their colors and turbulent vegetation. To see many charming sides of Lisbon, you can walk around the city on foot, but it will be even more interesting to ride it on old trams.
In the XIX century, the city began to modernize andexpand on the new established trends of urban architecture. The first step in this transformation was the construction of a wide avenue Avenida de Libertade. Despite the dictator Salazar's regime, new squares and public buildings appeared in the city, an entire Alvalade quarter was built. The most remarkable structure in this period was the Vasco da Gama bridge across the Tagus River, which connects the main thoroughfares of the country and the airport of Lisbon. The capital of Portugal is undoubtedly the pearl of Portuguese cities.
A variety of architecture and a combination of styles,a stunning nature - all this creates a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere of the city. Atypical for the European capital of diversity creates organic advantages for the capital's life and for spa holidays. Indeed, the rest in Lisbon has its own unique and attractive features. Before the tourists open their doors numerous hotels, restaurants, bars and small cozy cafes. If you depart very little from the noisy highways, you can get on the steep stairs that lead to quiet corners.
In them there are parks with sparkling ponds,sing canaries, all this makes you just forget about the noise and crowded urban streets and labyrinths. Very close to Lisbon are the resorts with beautiful sandy beaches. The capital of Portugal offers its guests a vibrant nightlife. The famous quarter of Bayrou-Altu is especially popular. In the evening, the streets come alive in this quarter and are filled with noisy fun of the night. Local color and modern nightclubs create a unique charm. After visiting Lisbon, you need to visit the popular bullfight here. The meaning of all this action is reduced to the suppression of the bull by a special fighter, acting on a horse, which is called Farkadush. In Lisbon it will be interesting to have a rest also for families with children. Here you can visit the beautiful zoo and dolphinarium, aquarium and entertainment complex "Feira Popular".