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Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. It is mainland Europe’s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus.
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Key Facts & Information
- The westernmost part of Lisbon is occupied by the Parque Florestal de Monsanto, a 10 km2 urban park, one of the largest in Europe that occupies 10% of the municipality.
- Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and warm to hot, dry summers. The average annual temperature is 17.4 °C, 21.3 °C (70.3 °F) during the day and 13.5 °C (56.3 °F) at night.
- Sunshine hours are 2,806 per year, from an average of 4.6 hours of sunshine duration per day. The annual average rainfall is 774 mm, with November being the wettest month.
- The city of Lisbon is rich in architecture; Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque, Modern, and Postmodern constructions can be found all over Lisbon. The city is also crossed by historical boulevards and monuments.
- Lisbon is home to numerous prominent museums and art collections from all around the world.
- The National Museum of Ancient Art has one of the largest art collections in the world. The National Coach Museum has the world’s largest collection of royal coaches and carriages. These two are the most visited museums in the city.
- The Lisbon region is the wealthiest region in Portugal and it is well above the European Union’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per capita.
WHAT TO VISIT
- Belém is recognized for its concentration of national monuments and public spaces, including a mixture of historical buildings and modern symbols of Portuguese culture.
- Belém’s main street and historical avenue is Rua de Belém, a strip of 160-year-old buildings that have survived several years of change and modernization.
- You may also visit in Belém the overcrowded Torre de Belém (Belém Tower). It is the Tower of Saint Vincent, a 16th-century fortification that served both as a fortress and as a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.
- The oldest district of Lisbon spreads down the southern slope from the Castle of São Jorge to the River Tagus. Its name, derived from the Arabic Al-hamma, means fountains or baths.
- It is a historical quarter of mixed-use buildings occupied by Fado bars, restaurants, and homes with small shops downstairs.
- Pastéis de nata is the iconic egg custard tart. It is easily available in all pastry shops and accompanied by a bica (café).
- Pastéis de Belém is the best café that has been making natas since 1837 and is considered to be the first to do so commercially.
- Sardinhas grelhadas is grilled sardines and one of Portugal’s most beloved dishes. They are a symbol of Festas de Lisboa – a month-long party in June.
- Caldo Verde is a kale soup with slices of chorizo. It sounds boring, but it’s actually authentic, delicious, and healthy.
- Bacalhau is the Portuguese word for cod and—in a culinary context—dried and salted cod. Portuguese have 365 ways of cooking bacalhau.
- The Lisbon Metro connects the city centre with the upper and eastern districts, and also reaches some suburbs that are part of the Lisbon metropolitan area.
- It is the fastest way to get around the city and it provides a good number of interchanging stations with other types of transportation.
- A traditional form of public transport in Lisbon is the tram. Introduced in 1901, electric trams were originally imported from the U.S. and are called the americanos.
- The earliest trams can still be seen in the Museu da Carris (the Public Transport Museum).
- There are four commuter train lines departing from Lisbon: the Cascais, Sintra, and Azambuja lines, as well as a fourth line to Setúbal, which crosses the Tagus river via the 25 de Abril Bridge.
- The city hosts three association football clubs in Portugal’s highest league, the Primeira Liga. Lisbon has two UEFA category four stadiums; Benfica’s Estádio da Luz (Stadium of Light), with a capacity of over 65,000, and Sporting’s Estádio José Alvalade, with a capacity of over 50,000.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Lisbon across 19 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Lisbon worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Lisbon which is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. It is mainland Europe’s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Lisbon Facts
- Lisbon Page
- Famous Food
- Lisbon Transportation
- Tour in Lisbon
- Lisbon Trademark
- Unjumble Letters
- Museums Pic
- Postcard for Friend
- Latest News
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