Lisbon on the map of the state: where and in what country is the capital?
Tourists who want to visit Portugal should definitely visit Lisbon, if they have the opportunity. In this beautiful port city with monuments of ancient architecture is something to see.
Today is easy to find the coordinates, where is Lisbon. You just need to download to your phone one of the mobile apps with maps, opening it, the user gets access to the necessary information.
Lisbon on the Atlas of the world and Europe in Russian
If you look at the map, they indicated the exact coordinates of Lisbon:
- 38°43.0002' North latitude;
- 9°7.9998' West longitude.
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Where is the capital of what country is?
The city is removed from the Atlantic ocean to a distance of 15 km, stands on the shore of a natural Bay called the Mar da Palha. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal.
How to get there?
To get to Lisbon by plane is the fastest way. Direct flights only from Moscow, tourists from other Russian cities will have to transplant in Europe.
So, travelers from St. Petersburg will have to change in Prague, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels or London.
In the Portuguese capital operates the largest international airport of the country Portela, serving annually more than 14 million passengers. Has 3 terminals:
- serving international flights;
- serving domestic flights.
At the airport, well developed infrastructure, passengers will not be bored waiting for your flight.
You can rent a car, take a shower, visit a travel Agency include free Wi-Fi, children's play area with children's playgrounds.
To purchase a plane ticket, use this convenient search form. Enter the city of departure and arrival, date of departure and the number of passengers.
From the airport Lisbon can be reached by taxi, have the opportunity to take a rental car, use the services of metro or hop on the Aerobus:
- the first route to the center of the city, its final destination at the train station Cais do sodré;
- the second route connects the airport with the financial centre.
Information about the city with photos
The westernmost capital in Europe is an attractive place for Hiking, during which you can admire the tiles on the buildings (Azulejos) and listen to the sound of urban romance Fado.
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In Lisbon a little bit of historical sights – in the 18th century the city was destroyed in the result of the activity of the elements.
Lisbon was badly damaged by the earthquake, tsunami and fires, but was quickly revived thanks to the Marquis de Pombal, who initiated the development of the project of rebuilding the city. Today in Lisbon there are palaces, cathedrals, monuments to kings, reminiscent of the Imperial past.
In greater Lisbon (the capital with the suburbs) in the territory with a total area of 2750 km2, and a population of over 2.1 million people. In the city the population is about 557 thousand. The official language is Portuguese.
Lisbon, along with its suburbs forms the Lisbon district, which has 42 parish. The junta or the Parish Councilelect the heads of the families. Members of the municipal chamber shall be elected by the Junta, at the head of the municipal chamber is the President who appoints the government.
In Lisbon the industry is well developed within the city limits are many companies producing consumer goods.
Detailed map of the city and tourist component
For those wishing to experience life in the Portuguese capital needs to settle in places far from popular tourist routes.
Today in Lisbon the districts was less a few years ago, some of them combined. Here are some popular districts:
- Se and Castelo;
- Graça and Sao Vicente;
- Avenida da Liberdade;
- Bairro Alto;
- The Principe Real;
- Santa Catarina (Bica);
- Estrela and Lapa;
- Campo de Ourique;
- Avenidas Novas;
- Alameda Areeiro and Roma;
Each district of Lisbon there is a place where you can buy something for memory. Read herewhat you can bring from the capital of Portugal.
The center of Alfama is a historic district in the heart of the Portuguese capital. It is called the old village with orderly Patriarchal atmosphere. Here the most beautiful houses in the city. The centre is suitable for couples and families with children.
The modern apartment will not be difficult to remove in the area of the Expo. It is a place where many wealthy families, developed industry and good transport connections. In the area of the Expo are the aquarium, casino and shopping center.
In the Graça district and Sao Vicente there is a beautiful garden Cerca da graça, and nearby is the Pantheon, an easy jaunt from St. George's castle.
Belén is a historical district of Lisbon which is distant from the center. Here tourists can visit the Cathedral, Museum of architecture and technology of MAAT, the planetarium, the coach Museum and Botanical garden.
The trip from belém to Lisbon city centre by metro takes just 15 minutes and by bus in 40 minutes.
Estrela and Lapa picturesque areas of Lisbon which is to love. Everywhere, beautiful parks and beautiful gardens, in the garden, Jardim da Estrela there are ponds and birds sing.
Of attractions in Lisbon you can visit the Museum of modern and folk art, Ethnographic Museum, the Oceanographic Museum and Military Museum.
The most popular tourist attraction of the capital is the monastery of Jerónimos. This monument of world heritage protected by UNESCO. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the state.
The history of the monastery is connected with the history of the Royal court and the Great geographical discoveries. On the monastery territory there is the tomb of Vasco da Gama, king Manuel I and the poet Luis camões.
- Belém Tower – the most recognizable landmark of the city, which is part of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. It was built during the Great geographical discoveries.
- The route of the 28 tram is considered the most fascinating attractions of Lisbon. The route passes through the Central part of the city and old districts. Old carriages upgraded, but apparently retained its original appearance.
Belém Tower served not only as a fortification, it served as a customs house, Telegraph station, and was even a prison.
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