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The Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa) is located on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Northern and eastern borders with Spain and the south and west is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. The country includes two archipelagos in the Atlantic, the Azores and Madeira. It has an area of ​​92,090 square kilometers and a population of 10,707,924 inhabitants, according to estimates in 2009.

The Lisbon (Portuguese Lisboa), is the capital and largest city of Portugal. The Lisbon has a population of 567,867 inhabitants and the metropolitan area of ​​Lisbon is nearly 3,000,000 people (2005).
The historic center of Lisbon is built on seven hills and valleys between them along the north bank of the Tagus River and 17 km before the mouth of the Atlantic, making it the majestic sea. The commercial section of town (Sintante Baisa) located between the old town Alfama, east, and Byron Alto (upper town =) northwest. On the west side and the sea stretching to the commercial port and the suburbs alcantara and Belen. The old town is characterized by narrow, uphill and winding streets, too steep for motor vehicles which that are not practical today, but lends great charm to the city. To serve residents and visitors made three lifts and a lift.
The west side of the city is occupied primarily by forest park Monsanto, one of the largest urban parks in Europe with an area of ​​close to 10 square kilometers with many rich villas.
The city is home to many major attractions in the: Old Church of Our Lady of the Conception (old church of the Virgin Mary) Lift the Santa Justa, Basilica of Estrela, National Palace of Ajuda, Kelouz National Palace, Church of Santa Engracia (National Pantheon), Church of Sao Roque, Lisbon Cathedral, St. George Castle, Lisbon (historic center), Monument to the Discoveries, the Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora, Ieronymiton Monastery, Belem Tower and the Tower of Vasco de Gama.
Too many are also museums that are located in the city of Lisbon. Spend some time and visit: Knowledge Pavilion (Museum), National Archaeological Museum, National Museum of Ancient Art (Museu de Arte Antiga), National Museum of Costume and Fashion, National Museum of Azulejos, National Museum of wagons, National Museum of Natural History Center Modern Art Museum of Chiado, Museum Dr. Anastacio Goncalves, Museum of Gulbenkian, the Design Museum and the Maritime Museum of the City.
Great natural beauty sites are as follows: Botanical garden, Miradouro de santa luzia (terrace with nice views near the church of Santa Lucia), Garden garcia de orta, edward VII Park and Park Florestal de Monsanto. Parts of the city with particular interest are the following: Rossio (square) Square afonso de albuquerque (symbol), Square Figueira, Square marquis de pombal, Restauradores Square and the Commerce Square (Praca de Comercio).

The Aveiro characterized as the Venice of Portugal. The center of the city of Aveiro is a very beautiful scenic spots and very remarkable Castle Santa Maria da Feira. Point of particular interest is the Praca da Republica (Aveiro).
Porto is the capital of the North. It has many attractions to the following key: Vila Nova de Gaia, Bridge Dom Luis I, Church Carmelitas, Church Clerigos, Church of St. Francis Cathedral of Porto and the Center of the City of Porto. The most important museums are the Portuguese Centre of Photography, the Museum of the Portuguese Wine and the Museum of Contemporary Art Serralves.
Do some shopping in MAR Shopping (shopping center), in Norte Shopping (shopping mall) or Ferreira Borges Market and Shops Turin. Of particular beauty is the Rotunda da Boavista (Square) and Gardens Crystal Palace. Finally, other places of interest within the city are:
Barros Almeida, Cockburn Smithes (Winery), Ramos Pinto (Winery), Real Companhia Velha (Winery), Rozes (Winery), Sandeman (Winery), Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman, Infante Square and Square Ribeira.

In Faro visit the sights available in the city as the Church Carmo (Igreja do Carmo), the Cathedral of Faro (Se) and of course the center of Faro. In Monte Estoril Cascais visit while in Madeira show Calheta, Canico and Funchal. Of particular beauty are the Botanical Garden, Cabo Girao (Sight), Gardens Blandy, Monte Palace Gardens and the Caves of Sao Vicente. Very beautiful also is the main square of Monte Estoril.
At Tomar, see the Convento de Cristo (Convent of Christ), the Sao Joao Baptista (Church) and the Portuguese Jewish Museum Abraham Zacuto.

 

 

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