domingo, 28 de setembro de 2008

Rossio Square from the Elevator

View of Rossio Square in Lisbon as seen from the city's elevator.

Rossio Square Lisbon

domingo, 17 de agosto de 2008

Principe Real Park

Principe Real Lisboa

sábado, 9 de agosto de 2008

Rossio Square

Rossio is the popular name of the Pedro IV Square (Portuguese: Praça de D. Pedro IV). It has been the setting of popular revolts and celebrations, bullfights and executions, and is now a preferred meeting place of Lisbon natives and tourists alike.

The current name of the Rossio pays hommage to Pedro IV, King of Portugal as well as first Emperor of Brasil (as Pedro I). His bronze statue is seen on top of a column in the middle of the square.

Rossio Square Lisbon Portugal

Rossio Square Lisbon Portugal

Some of the cafés and shops of the square date from the 18th century, like the Café Nicola, where poet Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage used to meet friends. Other traditional shops include the Pastelaria Suíça and the Ginjinha, where the typical Lisbon spirit (Ginjinha) can be tasted. The building of the Maria II Theatre and the Public Gardens to the north of the square only made the area more attended by Lisbon high society in the 19th century. Nowadays it is constantly populated by Lisboners and tourists.

(Source: Wikipedia)

quarta-feira, 30 de julho de 2008

Parque das Nações

Parque das Nações is a modern centre of Lisbon that, believe it or not, used to be a waste dump. It was built to host Expo '98 (1998 Lisbon World Exposition). Today, Parque das Nações in Lisbon is a business, commercial and tourist centre.

Parque das Nações Lisbon Expo

Parque das Nações boasts the famous Lisbon aquarium, Casino Lisboa, Lisbon Tower, and the Vasco da Gama shopping centre.

Parque das Nações Lisbon Expo

There is a system of cable cars taking visitors on a tour of Parque das Nações / Expo.

Parque das Nações Lisbon Expo

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