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ZipTipz Lisbon Travel Guide
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Lisbon, founded on seven hills and embraced by the Tagus, known for its melancholic Fado music and all its nostalgia. Lisbon invites you to take a walk along its wide avenues and its traditional districts. Soak up the atmosphere in this City of Sun.

District Guide

Lisbon: the city on Seven Hills; the birthplace of fado; a maze of dark and narrow streets that date back for centuries; and now, more than ever, Europe's easternmost capital city has quickly become one of the most cosmopolitan. Prized for its seamless mixture of tradition and modernity, Lisbon...

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Historical Background

If you take a long look at Lisbon, you realize that it is different from all others. Finding out why wouldn't be a waste of time. It would involve a voyage between the seven hills on which the city is built on, and centuries of history in districts such as Alfama, Castelo and Mourari...

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Where To Stay

To get a better view of Lisbon and its shops, attractions, and monuments, we think it is more convenient to divide the city in areas, taking into account the characteristics and also the historic and cultural differences of the people of Lisbon.

The Baixa/Chiado area is one of the most beautiful...

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Dining and Drinking

Even though Portugal is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the atmosphere is still typically Mediterranean: going out at night is not surprising, given the Portuguese habit of enjoying being in bars as soon as they have the opportunity. The real Lisbon culture is in the streets: the people are used...

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Entertainment

The city of Lisbon is a new point of reference in the European cultural scene. Many cultural and entertainment centres are appearing, making Lisbon an exciting and entertaining destination.

For those who prefer a quiet and relaxing walk, there is nowhere better than Parque das Naçõe...

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Recommended Tours

Lisbon is located in the estuary of the River Tagus, and is linked to the other bank by one of the biggest bridges in Europe, the Ponte 25 de Abril. The people are characteristically warm and friendly.

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. It is the seat of the district of Lisbon and capital of Região Lisboa (Lisbon Region). Lisbon municipality has a population of 564,477, and the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in total has around 2,800,000 inhabitants, the largest urban aglomeration of Portugal. Lisbon Region is the wealthiest region in Portugal and it is well above the European Union's per capita GDP average.

Lisbon hosts two important European Union agencies namely, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries), is also headquartered in Lisbon.

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