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Whenever a solid historical background and modern attractions and comfort join Lisbontogether into a single expression, the fact in itself is a guaranteed tourist trump which should undoubtedly be capitalized on. Lisbon is one of those destinations blessed both by nature and by civilization, a city which knows how to make the best of its endowments.

Locals of Lisbon enjoy the advantages of the highest standards of living in the entire Europe, so one can rightfully assume that tourist opportunities of the city must live up to its economic welfare. And they will certainly be right.

Short History of Lisbon

The dolmens and the menhirs which can still be found in the countryside nearby Lisbon substantiate the fact that the place has been inhabited since neolithic ages. The development of the ancient city is owed to the interest several people, namely, the Iberians, the Celts and the Phoenicians, have harbored towards Lisbon. Yet, the origins of Lisbon are sunken in legend, Ulysses being the alleged founder of the city. The long lasting dominion of the Romans and of the Moors has also left its mark on the city, reflected on the plethora of historical sights in Lisbon. Yet, the city became a political and economic force no sooner than the the modern era, when the entire Portugal flourished as a sea trade power. The passage of Napoleon Bonaparte and World War Two have also influenced the development of Lisbon.

Accommodation in Lisbon

Lisbon is replete with hotels which make it easy for tourists to identify the most convenient accommodation solutions. Most of the high rated hotels are are located in the close proximity of some of the most celebrated tourist sights, shops and restaurants. Thus, depending on what one expects from their stay in Lisbon, they should make the choice which is closer to their idea of perfect vacation.

Portuguese traditional cuisine at Lisbon

International food and traditional local dishes alike can be tasted in Lisbon's restaurants. The reputed eateries of Lisbon count as some of the best restaurants in Europe, despite the fact most of them are family-run businesses. The Alfama district, for instance, is replete with eating venues where meals become stunning gastronomic experience complemented by the historical atmosphere of the district and by the architectural spectacle. In terms of local flavors, worthy of attention are feijoada (beans stew seasoned with pork or beef), which is considered to be a national Portuguese dish, or bacalhau, a codfish specialty which is served either dried and salted or fresh.

Tourist Attractions and Objectives in Lisbon

A thorough list of the tourist attractions and objectives of Lisbon would surely be a pretty large one. However, the main historical landmarks and monuments one must tick off are Torre de Belem (Belem Tower), the Ajuda National Palace, the Sao Bento Palace, Casa dos Bicos, the Rossio Train Station and the Castle of Saint George. In addition, Lisbon is crammed with plenty of religious establishments, such as the Jeronimos Monastery, the Lisbon Cathedral, the Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora, just to mention a few. Lisbon is also the home of more than 50 museums and art galleries, but once in Lisbon, one should not miss out the numerous parks and gardens or notable sights, such as the Oceanarium, the Eduardo VII Park and the Monsanto Forest Park.

Lisbon Events and Festivals

Summer is the most eventful season in Lisbon. The Alkantara Festival and the Lisbon Village Festival open the season. They are promptly followed by Super Bock em Stock, or by the Estoril Open. The sports events culminate in the prestigious Lisbon Marathon and the Lisbon Half Marathon.

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