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Lisbon travel guide

Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square)


Lisbon, as the motherland during the age of discoveries, has somewhat rediscovered itself in recent years and has reclaimed its rightful place as the 'golden city' of southern Europe. The city fathers of Lisbon elected to invest in some rejuvenation in the 1990s, and this ongoing focus on the future has made the most of the city's attributes and attractions, both old and new.

Today, Lisbon stands a truly metropolitan city, mixing old world culture with new world attractions. A day in the 'golden city' can have visitors move between the picturesque medieval section of the Alfama district and marvel at the old world beauty of the Sao Jorge castle, to a being astounded by the modern spectacle of the futuristic Oceanarium of Lisboa.

Infrastructure has also been improved, with additions like the impressive Vasco da Gama Bridge across the River Tagus, which links the city's airport to a network of national motorways and has facilitated access to other parts of Portugal. There is also a new showcase railway hub, the Gare de Oriente, which is the pride of a new modern suburb on the east bank of the Tagus, creating an even better link between Lisbon and the rest of Europe. But if tourists really want to see the city in style, they must be sure not to miss a ride on the famous Tram 28, which winds its way through the oldest parts of the city and give visitors a real feel of the history and rich culture which Lisbon has to offer.

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Thursday Sunny intervals 22°C 15°C
Friday Sunny (Day) 23°C 14°C
Saturday Sunny (Day) 27°C 17°C
Sunday Sunny (Day) 34°C 18°C
Monday Sunny (Day) 35°C 17°C

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