Short history lesson of Lisboa
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I had the opportunity to visited Lisboa to participate at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. I travelled to Lisboa some days before the congress started to bee a tourist in the city, and what a beautiful city.
I had the opportunity to visited Lisboa to participate at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
Just a short distance before it reaches the sea, before it reaches the sea, before its water are lost forever in the immense, silent depts. of the Atlantic Ocean, the banks of the River Tangus widen to form an estuary bathed in the sun’s golden light. Beautiful
Its peculiar geographic settings not only helps to shape the personality of the Portuguese capital , but, to the good fortune of locals and visitors alike, has also led to the creation of many excellent viewpoints and establishment of a variety of transport systems, each more charming and picturesque than Lisbon’s trams, lifts and funiculars, beside cutting travelling time and comfortably negotiating the inevitable steep climbs between the different neighbouring in the city, have also became one of the most well loved and delightful images of Lisboa.
The explanation behind the city’s rational, orderly street layout lies in the earthquake that devastated the city in 1755 and subsequent reconstruction work launched by the Secretary of State, Joao I, Marquis of Pombal. There were times of the Enlightenment in
Lisboa is a warm friendly city, full of life and passion, where groups still come together spontaneously to enjoy a conversation or to trill to the melancholic notes and words of a fadosong.
Lisboa have about 560 000 citizens who enjoys a mild climate in both summer and winter. The city was founded in the year 800 BC, when the Phoenicians established a settlement that they called Alis Ubbo.
Proclaimed as the capital in 1255, Lisboa was hit by it`s major earthquake in 1356, though this was only a prelude to the tremor that in 1755 killed 60 000 people and reduced the city centre to rubble.
However, before this terrible disaster struck, Lisboa had enjoyed an extraordinary period of growth and development spanning the 15th and 16th centuries, the time of the great
Having formed part of
earthquake of 1755 caucus a sudden change in Lisboans destiny, and the city had first to bury 60 000 victims of the disaster and next to undertake the arduous task of reconstructions.
The population explosion that began in the mid-19th century was accompanied by the
opening of railway lines and an establishment of a public lighting system.
Lisboa was proclaimed European Capital of Culture in 1994.
As the Portuguese capital enters the 21st century, the spirit of renewable continues to preside over urban planning action past and present.