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      Exploring the Portugal Capital

      By cooldude | June 22, 2013

      Travel Portugal, travel tipsLisbon, the Portugal capital is the largest city of the country. The Portuguese capital has always fascinated its tourists with its rich history, monuments, cathedrals, beaches, museums, castles and many other attractions.

      Torre de Belem is the most iconic monument in the Portugal capital. The fortress was constructed to safeguard the city people from enemy attacks in 16th century and is adorned nicely by maritime ornaments and limestone carvings. You should not miss out on Rossio square which is the liveliest part of Lisbon bustling with many cafes, many significant building and 2 beautiful fountains.

      Sintra National Palace, built in 14th century, was the summer holiday palace for the monarchs here. You will surely love its wall paintings and colorful tiles bearing specimens of high end medieval architecture. Then you have Gulbenkian Museum with a truly magnificent art collection from 2000 B.C.- to 20th Century. The Ajuda Botanical Garden is another important Lisbon attraction with its huge 18th C fountain & four hundred year old ancient dragon tree.

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