Exploring Lisbon! The Beautiful Place for Holiday
Lisbon is the capital city and largest city of Portugal. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years. Lisbon was the site of the regicide of Carlos I of Portugal in 1908, an event which culminated two years later in the First Republic.
During the Estado Novo regime (1926–1974), Lisbon was expanded at the cost of other districts within the country, resulting in nationalist and monumental projects. New residential and public developments were constructed; the zone of Belém was modified for the 1940 Portuguese Exhibition, while along the periphery new neighborhoods appeared to house the growing population. The inauguration of the bridge over the Tagus allowed rapid connection between the two sides of the river.
The average annual temperature is 21 °C (70 °F) during the day and 13 °C (55 °F) at night.
Three months – November and March/April – are transitional, at times the temperature exceeds 25 °C (77 °F), with an average temperature in these three months of 18.5 °C (65 °F) during the day and 12.0 °C (53.6 °F) at night. December, January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of 15.2 °C (59.4 °F) during the day and 8.9 °C (48.0 °F) at night.
At night, the cars are left at home, the trams stop passing by, instead the taxis’ green “available” light converts to the yellow “occupied” light as people try to find their way to the Bairro Alto area or Santos where most of the bars are. It is common to find people having drinks out on the street. Lisbon’s streets belong to everyone, so a great mixture of crowds join together at the viewpoint bars, at Bica, or in the Bairro Alto and Santos areas. This will last into the early hours of the day, as Lisboetas try to make the most out of every evening.
Along the railway line linking Lisbon to Cascais are several broad beaches that attract working-class locals and that are usually packed in summer (especially Carcavelos which is popular among local youngsters who play beach soccer, and Tamariz in Estoril).
In the center of Cascais are Praia da Conceição and Praia da Rainha. These are within 20 to 30 minutes from the capital, ending at Guincho, a beautiful beach known world-wide for surfing.
But for the longest stretches of sand, head south of the city, to Costa da Caparica, or better yet, to refreshing Meco, sandy Troia, or secluded Adraga, ranked as one of the best beaches in Europe.
Lisbon is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourist’s visiting the city every year and this city plays host to a large number of festivals, events and conferences. If you want to book Holidays To Lisbon. Please visit www.myvacations.co.uk