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Lisbon from Cacilhas

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On the top of its famous seven hills, on the right bank of the broad Tagus river estuary, cosmopolitan Lisboa is bathed by an unique charming light.
Capital of Portugal since 1147 (when it was conquered from the Moors), Lisbon is a legendary city with more than 20 centuries of exciting History and the most important Tourist destination in the Country.

From the “Pombalinos” buildings of the Baixa (Downtown) with glazed tiles facades, to the narrow medieval streets of the typical and historical quarters of Alfama and Bairro Alto, where at night can be heard the Portuguese own music style Fado, to the numerous museums and shops for all tastes, Lisboa is a city filled with the most varied options.

There are several tourist highlights in Lisboa, but some are absolutely not to be missed, such as the São Jorge Castle where astonishing panoramas over Lisboa will testify its beauty; or the old quarter Mouraria; the wonderful Romanesque Cathedral; the gorgeous Baixa Pombalina; the majestic Jerónimos Monastery, the most outstanding example of the Portuguese Manueline architectural style, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO; the Belém Tower, built in the important Discoveries period; or even the superb Estrela Basilica.

In Lisboa’s surroundings, Sintra and all its Romantic environment deserves a visit. Place of election of the international intellectual elite, Sintra has inspired the most fortunate minds through the years.
Nearby, one can find the Queluz Palace and the Mafra Convent/Palace, the biggest religious monument in Portugal. Cascais, Estoril and Ericeira are just around the corner, by the seaside, places of history and tradition, with superb landscapes, moments of peace of mind and charming beaches.

Nikon D40X
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 70mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/2.5 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: +5.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Manual
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high

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