A Travel Guide of Lisbon

Lovely Panoramic will show you this great city and what you can do there.
Places to go, restaurants and it culture.
Fado

Fado is a music genre that is particular to Lisbon, Portugal. This form of music is infused with the sentiment of melancholy, date and resignation. It symbolises a feeling of loss. This song has been sung by the most popular artists in Portugal today. Enjoy!

We thank Rádio Comercial for the right to use this original and wonderful video about the sights of Lisbon.

Lisboa Menina e Moça - Song of Carlos do Carmo

In the castle, I place an elbow

On Alfama, I ease a glance

And so I untie the knot

Of blue and sea

 

At Ribeira, I lay my head

Pillow for the bed of the Tagus

With embroidered sheets in a rush

Of a kiss on the white linen

 

Lisbon girl and gal… girl

By the light that my eyes are … so pure

Your breasts are the hills … fishwife

Your cry that brings me to the door … tenderness

 

City of light … embroidered

Towel along the shore … stretching out

Lisboa girl and gal … beloved

City woman of my life.

 

In Terreiro I pass you by

But in Graça I see you naked

When a pigeon looks at you, it smiles,

You are a woman of the street

 

And in the highest neighborhood of the dream

I place a fado that I created

Brandy of life and medroneiro berries,

That makes me sing

 

Lisbon girl and gal… girl

Of the light that my eyes are … so pure

Your breasts are the hills … fishwife

Your cry that brings me to the door … tenderness

 

City of light … embroidered

Towel along the shore … stretching out

Lisboa girl and gal … beloved

City woman of my life.

 

Lisbon in my love … lying down

City by my hands … undressed

Lisboa girl and gal … beloved

City woman of my life.

Lisbon Streets

In the streets of Lisbon you can see the history everywhere, in each building.

Going up and down hills, each door can be an invitation for a trip in flavors and surprises.

 

Basilica Estrela

  • Built in 1790 by Queen Maria I who is also buried there. 
  • The giant dome can be seen from anywhere in Lisbon and the grounds include a beautiful park.

Edward VII Park

Occupies an area of 26 hectares to the north of the Avenida da Liberdade and the Marques of Pombal Square, in the center of the city.

25th April Bridge

  • Built in 1966 by the same company that built the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. 
  • A suspension bridge which commemorates the Carnation Revolution.

Tower of Belem

  • Built in the 16th Century and set at the mouth of the River Targus.
  • Commissioned by King John II and served as the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage site.

Rua Augusta Arch

  • A rendition of the arch from Rua Augusta, which also can be accessed from the Praca do Commercio. 
  • Built to commemorate the city’s reconstruction after the earthquake in 1755.

A 360-degree view of Lisbon and the surrounding area. The Terreiro do Paço, the Pombaline downtown area, the Cathedral, the Castle of St. Jorge, and the Tejo River Tejo are some of the iconic landmarks that you can see from the top of the building

MAAT Museum Lisbon

The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. Presenting itself as a new cultural centre in the city of Lisbon, the MAAT represents an ambition to host national and international exhibitions with contributions by contemporary artists, architects and thinkers.

St. Georges Castle

A historical Moorish castle that was taken over during the 2nd Crusades.

It still retains eleven towers, the most outstanding being the Torre de Menagem (Tower of the Keep), Torre do Haver ou do Tombo (Tower of Riches or Trumbling Tower), Torre do Paço (Tower of the Palace), Torre da Cisterna (Tower of the Cistern) and the Torre de São Lourenço (Tower of St. Lawrence) located on the hillside.

Pastéis de Belém

  • This bakery is famous for its Pastel de Nata (egg custard pastry) a Portuguese specialty and a must eat. 
  • On the way to the Jeronimos Monastery. 
  • The lines are long but worth the wait!

Useful maps

Going to everywhere in Portugal.

Portugal map

 

An independent kingdom since 1143, Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe. 

The region was first inhabited by Neanderthals and later by Homo sapiens, however there weren’t any permanent settlements until the first millennium BC when the Pre-Celts and Celts dominated the landscape.

Portugal map

Metro networking diagram

 

Lisbon is practically all covered by metro lines.

Everyone can get from one point to another in a few minutes.

In addition, public transportation offers: buses, trams, boats, train, tuk-tuk, taxi and all kinds of (modern Apps) transportation applications.

Lisbon map

 

In this map, you can see many touristic points of Lisbon.

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