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Torre de Belem

Built in 1515 to commerate the Navigator
Lisboa

July 8th 2006
We caught a red~eye from Rio to Lisbon via Madrid and were glad to have had a few days of sun behind us and looking forward to (3) months of it going forward. Lisbon is a beautiful city and it exceeded our expectations with its comfortable size, different districts, trams, and narrow coblestoned streets. It had been a while since we last visited a European country and hence we had forgotten abou ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Lisbon & Tagus Valley » Lisbon

Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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