Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and also its largest city. This beautiful city has an area of about 100.05 km2 (39 sq mi). Its urban area occupies 958 km2, and the urban area population is around 3 million people – the 11th most populous area in the European Union. Lisbon is considered important in the European Union due to its international trade, education, media, commerce, finance, and tourism. It is recognized as a top global city by the Globalization and World Cities study group (GaWC).
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Lisbon is also one of the most visited cities in Europe. It has a fantastic public transportation system, so tourists won’t have any trouble finding their way around the city. Tourists can go to Avenida da Liberdade for shopping or stroll down the Principe Real to explore the city and its markets. The Gulbenkian Museum and Cascais Beach are two of the most visited places in the city.
Belem Tower: Belem Tower or the Tower of St. Vincent is a defensive tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belem in the municipality of Lisbon. It was constructed in the early 16th century. The structure is built from limestone and is situated on the northern bank of the Tagus River. Its exterior building plan consists of a rectangular tower and an irregular, hexagonal bastion with elongated flanks that extend south into the river. The tower is about 30 meters tall, and 12 meters wide. It is an impressive looking building and it is regarded as one of the main tourist attractions of Lisbon.
Jerónimos Monastery : This is a world heritage monument and the most impressive symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth. It was built in 1502 on the site of a hermitage founded by Prince Henry. It was built to honor Vasco Da Gama’s voyage and to pay homage to Virgin Mary. The church interior is luxuriously decorated and extremely impressive. There is a lush green garden that adds to the enchanting effect of Jeronimos Monastery. In the center, there is a large fountain, decorated with coats of arms and illuminated on special occasions and holidays. This is one of the best places for tourists to visit in all of Portugal.
Lisbon Oceanarium : The Lisbon Oceanarium is an Oceanarium in Lisbon, Portugal. It is Europe’s largest indoor aquarium, designed by Peter Chermayeff. The Oceanarium has a large collection of marine life including penguins, seagulls, some bird species; sea otters (mammals); sharks, rays, sea horses, starfish, sea snails, jellyfish, amphibians, mollusks, marine plants and terrestrial plants. The aquarium actively promotes conservation of world’s oceans and it is the most popular tourist attraction in the city of Lisbon.
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