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  Lisbon travel guide - Wikitravel
Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa) [1] is the capital of Portugal.
Lisbon has three ring roads: The 2ª circular, which connects the A1 to the IC19; the CRIL IC17 (still incomplete), which connects the Vasco da Gama bridge with the A1 and A8; and the CREL A9, which connects the A1 with the A8, IC19, A5, and goes all the way to the Estoril coast.
Due to the relative proximity of Lisbon's airport to the city centre, it is quite easy to cycle from the airport to the centre, and could be recommended if you arrive for a cycling trip.
wikitravel.org /en/Lisbon   (4147 words)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lisbon
Lisbon is along the steep slopes of the Castello de S. Jorge, which had been the stronghold of the Moors.
Lisbon began to quarter the tiara with three crowns, though without the keys, on their coat of arms is uncertain and there are no documents referring to the grant of such a
Lisbon in 1883; was named Cardinal of the Title of the Twelve Apostles, 24 March, 1884, and at present ranks as senior cardinal priest.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09281a.htm   (2561 words)

  
  Lisbon - LoveToKnow 1911
LISBON (Lisboa), the capital of the kingdom of Portugal and of the department of Lisbon; on the right bank of the river Tagus, near its entrance into the Atlantic Ocean, in 38° 42' 24" N. and 9° 11' 10" W. Pop.
The population of Lisbon, 187,404 1 in 1878, rose to 301,206 in 1890 and 356,009 in 1900.
Lisbon was the last city of Portugal to fall into his hands, and yielded only after a siege of several months (21st October 1147), in which he was aided by English and Flemish crusaders on their way to Syria.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Lisbon   (3367 words)

  
  Lisbon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the seat of the district of Lisbon and capital of Lisboa region.
Lisbon was the centre of the republican coup of October 5, 1910 which instated the Portuguese Republic.
Lisbon is one of the fastest growing metropoplitan areas in Europe, and estimates by the UN suggest that its population could grow to as much as 4.5 Million inhabitants by 2050.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lisbon   (3641 words)

  
 Lisbon, New Hampshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lisbon is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA.
The name "Lisbon" was selected by Governor Levi Woodbury when it was incorporated in 1824.
Lisbon was the site of the first rope ski tow in New Hampshire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lisbon,_New_Hampshire   (608 words)

  
 Lisbon travel guide
Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, is a fascinating city of old-fashioned and funky art, charming architecture, and traditions.
Lisbon also hosts a great number of remarkable museums of ancient and modern art, some of which are the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, National Coach Museum, and Carmo Archaeological Museum.
Lisbon is really a wonderful place to explore, any time of the year.
www.world66.com /europe/portugal/lisbon   (457 words)

  
 Lisbon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Lisbon is Portugal’s largest city and its cultural, administrative, commercial, and industrial hub.
The Univ. of Lisbon (founded 1292, but transferred to Coimbra in 1537), was reestablished in Lisbon in 1911, and the Portuguese poet Camões was born in Lisbon.
A world’s fair was held in the city in 1998, and it left Lisbon with a new aquarium, the Oceanarium, and a large park, the Parque das Nações, as well as the 10-mi (17-km) Vasco da Gama bridge, which crosses the Tagus and has a cable-stayed main span.
www.bartleby.com /65/li/Lisbon.html   (415 words)

  
 Historical Depictions of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake
Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, was the largest and the most important of the cities damaged.
With an estimated population of 275,000, Lisbon was, in 1755, one of the largest cities in Europe.
Depictions of the Lisbon earthquake were created, copied, and widely distributed and discussed throughout all of southern, western and central Europe.
nisee.berkeley.edu /lisbon/index.html   (2535 words)

  
 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lisbon is situated at the mouth of the River Tagus on Portugal's west coast and has been the country's capital since the middle of the 13th century.
Lisbon international airport is located 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the centre of Lisbon at Portela de Sacavém and offers scheduled flights to and from most major European destinations as well as numerous destinations world-wide.
Lisbon is also the country's largest sea port and has facilities to deal with a wide variety of commodities including cars, containers, dry and liquid bulks, general cargo, grain, iron ore, project cargoes, fruit and roll on roll off traffic.
www.usatoday.com /marketplace/ibi/lisbon.htm   (695 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Lisbon
Lisbon - Conquered from the Moors in 1147 by Dom Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, the Castle of Sao Jorge stands proudly atop one of the city's seven hills.
In addition to its interesting collection of exhibits about the history of Lisbon, the City Museum (Museu da Cidade) in the north of the city has a collection of engravings on the theme of the Inquisition and the "autos-da-fe" that continued to be carried out until the 18th century.
On the way back to Lisbon, it is well worth paying a visit to the Palacio de Queluz, built in the rococo style and affording a clear expression of the aristocratic society of the second half of the 18th century.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Lisbon.html   (1414 words)

  
 Lonely Planet
Lisbon is the city for Fado, funiculars, feasting and frolicking.
Lisbon's position on seven low hills beside a river once lured traders and settlers, and it's still a stunning site.
Lisbon nestles against seven hills on the north side of the Rio Tejo (Tagus River).
www.expedia.co.uk /lonelyplanet/Lisbon/overview.aspx   (500 words)

  
 Lisbon Tourist Guide and Information
The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History.
But Lisbon is also the stage for popular festivities, the place for exquisite shopping, exciting nightlife, and interesting museums, a place from where motorways branch off in different directions.
Ericeira - A fishing village 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Lisbon, 25 km (16 miles) from Sintra and 10 km (6 miles) from Mafra.
www.portugalvirtual.pt /_tourism/costadelisboa   (1573 words)

  
 Study Portuguese language courses abroad in Lisbon, learn Portuguese in language schools in small classes in Portugal
Lisbon is the capital, which is older than modern Rome and is in fact older than any other western European capital.
Modern Lisbon has kept an easy-going, human pace and scale, however the population has doubled over the present century to nearly one million, a tenth of all Portuguese.
Lisbon has recently had two landmark celebrations, in 1994, Lisbon was the European City of Culture and in 1998 the city hosted the world Expo.
www.languagesabroad.com /countries/lisbon.html   (756 words)

  
 lastminute.com - Lisbon Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With whole areas of the city being turned over to the pursuit of pleasure and traffic jams at 0400-0500 at the weekend (and increasingly during the week as well), it is obvious that Lisbon is a city that takes its nightlife seriously.
Getting around Lisbon is all part of the fun, with a city centre that is easily navigable on foot for reasonably fit visitors.
When the gradients become too much, the rapidly improving metro system is on hand and there is also the bus network, as well as the enjoyable array of clanking trams, bobbing ferries, crawling funiculars and lofty elevadors.
travelguides.lastminute.com /sisp/index.htm?fx=60sec.guide&loc_id=133343&CATEGORY=flights   (312 words)

  
 Lisbon, New Hampshire
The name Lisbon was selected by Governor Levi Woodbury, whose friend Colonel William Jarvis had been consul at Lisbon, Portugal, and approved at the 1824 town meeting.
The 2005 Census estimate for Lisbon was 1,642 residents, which ranked 154th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Lisbon contains 26.5 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.
www.nhes.state.nh.us /elmi/htmlprofiles/lisbon.html   (322 words)

  
 Lisbon Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
With independence from Spain in 1640 and assumption of the throne by successive dukes of the house of Bragança, Lisbon became ever more prosperous, only to suffer calamity on November 1, 1755, when it was hit by the last of a series of earthquakes.
Two-thirds of Lisbon was destroyed, and tremors were felt as far north as Scotland; 40,000 people in Lisbon died, and entire sections of the city were swept away by a tidal wave.
Essentially downtown Lisbon has an elegant 18th-century layout that remains as pleasing today as it was intended to be 250 years ago.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=lisbon@89   (531 words)

  
 Lisbon Portugal Hotel and Hostel Online Booking - Hotels and Youth Hostels in Lisbon Portugal - international ...
Located in a historical quarter which is one of the most emblematic of the city and very well served of public transports, where you can travel to everywhere by bus.
We are located in the heart of Lisbon, named "Baixa" between the downtown center Rossio Square and the "Coliseum of Lisbon" in an exclusive pedestrian road.
Residencia Oliveira is located right in the centre of lisbon and is typical portuguese building with old tyles on the wall and a fabulous roof garden full of flowers.
www.instantworldbooking.com /?hotel-in=Lisbon|Portugal   (841 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Business | Q&A: EU's Lisbon Agenda
When European leaders met at a summit in Lisbon in March 2000 they set the European Union the goal of becoming "the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world" by 2010.
It is accepted that member states have not made the necessary progress on the Lisbon Agenda goals.
Under the Lisbon Agenda one of the areas earmarked for liberalisation is services.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/4373485.stm   (931 words)

  
 Visit Portugal
Lisbon is the Atlantic capital, blessed with natural beauty and steeped in fascinating history.
The capital city of Lisbon is fortunate enough to be on the banks of one of the finest estuaries in Europe where watching...
It was in Porto and the north that Portugal came into being as a country, which is why the region has such a rich and fascinating heritage.
www.visitportugal.com /NR/exeres/D3605719-D665-4AA1-BDF6-E4C71206451B,frameless.htm   (86 words)

  
 176 lodging possibilities in Lisbon. Compare prices of Lisbon, Portugal hotels.
This hotel is located in the old town of Lisbon, and features cosy rooms, a relaxing lounge bar and two restaurants.
Hotel Sana Lisboa is an exclusive property at the heart of Lisbon, close to Marques de Pombal, Avenida da Libertade and many other monuments.
Lisbon, Portugal - the capital of Portugal is spread across 7 not very high hills.
www.europe-cities.com /hotels-lisboa.aspx   (578 words)

  
 Maine Local Government - Town of Lisbon - Main Page
Lisbon is a town in Androscoggin County, incorporated on June 22, 1799 as Thompsonborough from a portion of Little River Plantation.
Its name was changed to Lisbon in 1802, followed by the annexation of the remains of Little River Plantation in 1806.
The division between Lisbon and Topsham (as well as between Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties at this point) is defined by the Little River, which flows south into the Androscoggin River.
www.maine.gov /local/androscoggin/lisbon   (142 words)

  
 Hotels Lisbon Portugal - Venere.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lisbon is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with history and tradition and has lots to offer to the visitor.
The Mundial hotel is located right in the heart of Lisbon, in the Baixa Pombalina district, with the São Jorge castle as backdrop and a stone's throw away from Praça do Rossio square, an area with easy and quick access to the main sights of the city....
The VIP Executive Barcelona hotel is situated in the new financial district of Lisbon, close to the RTP Radio Television Portugal headquarters and to the Calouste Gulbenkian foundation.
www.venere.com /en/reservation/portugal/lisbon-and-tagus-valley/lisbon/hotels/3508   (1175 words)

  
 Lisbon Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Lisbon is the city for fado, funiculars, feasting and frolicking.
Lisbon's position on seven low hills beside a river once lured traders and settlers, and it's still a stunning site.
Seen from the river - one of the city's many great viewpoints - Lisbon is an impressionist picture of low-rise ochre and pastel, punctuated by church towers and domes.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/portugal/lisbon   (339 words)

  
 :: Lisbon Portugal Hotels : Dining : Travel Guides : Attractions :::
Lisbon and Madeira travel guides, dining guides, maps and specialty guides for travelers and tourists in Lisbon, Portugal and Madeira.
Lisbon's top attractions with online Lisbon tour bookings.
Headlines from local newspapers and Lisbon area radio and television stations.
www.lisbon.com   (173 words)

  
 Lisbon city guide, Portugal - Time Out Travel
The capital of Portugal sits at the point where the River Tagus feeds into the Atlantic, just about as far west as you can go without getting your feet wet.
Being built on seven hills, it has plenty of vantage points from which to contemplate the distant horizons that called the Portuguese explorers in the country’s golden age during the 16th century, when it was the hub of commerce with the far east and gold poured into Lisbon’s coffers from the new west.
How to get the most out of a visit to Lisbon.
www.timeout.com /travel/lisbon   (176 words)

  
 Lisbon, New Hampshire NH, town profile (Grafton County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Lisbon is a town in Grafton County, in the Lebanon metro area.
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lisbon was $16,836, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Lisbon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=18925   (562 words)

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