There’s always a good reason to see any city in Portugal. Yet, as every city in Portugal deserves each own merits and renown, Lisbon cannot be made to come last priority for your visit. You don’t want to miss experiencing what this alpha city has to offer nevertheless learning the significance of this city in the history and culture of Portugal.
It is worth to note that Lisbon boast springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the south-western coast which offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. This makes travel along the coast marvellously pleasant and enjoyable. A bit about its history tells us that Lisbon is a legendary city in the making for over 20 centuries and has been since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, the capital city of Portugal. The oldest quarters of Alfama, and adjacent to it on the western and northern slopes of the hill that is crowned by St. George’s Castle, the quarters of Castelo and Mouraria, and the typical tile covered building facades and narrow Medieval streets of Lisbon all stayed until now to attest to the ancient history of this city. And, it might as well help to be informed that the city is a host for popular festivities and it make the streets of all three quarters come alive with the feasts in honour of the popular saints every year in June, thus having the place great for exquisite shopping, exciting nightlife, and interesting museums. Other feasts are staged on June, San Pedro Festival in Montijo, on July Festas do Colete Encarnado at Vila de Franca Xira, and on September the Sea Festival` at Sesimbra.
Among other historic places of interest are Cascais, with its Castro Guimaraes Museum and Sea Museum, the 18thcentury churches of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao and Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes, the hermitages of Nossa Senhora da Guia (15th century) and Sao Sebastiao (16-17th century); Ericeira, an old fishing village with its narrow cobblestone streets, characteristic housing, singular monuments, the fishing, the cuisine and the multiplicity of cultural programming interlace here in a grand way to welcome visitors; and, Estoril which is renowned worldwide as an important tourism spot with its casino, golf course and racing track, the Verdades-Farias Museum which host an important collection of musical instruments related to popular music, the beautiful San Antonio Church, and a hosts of best hotels accommodations.
It can also be really interesting to note of handicrafts fairs in Lisbon as this have to be important to our travel. The Santiago Fair and Estoril Handicrafts Fair are held every July and August of the year and both places are filled with handicraft works of wicker baskets and other objects, copper utensils, embroideries and lace, pottery, artistic and popular ceramics.
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