Greek in Three Months
Lisbon's location, alongside the wide natural harbor of the Tagus river, has made it an important seaport for trade between the Mediterranean and northern Europe throughout the ages. These days Lisbon, naturally protected from the ravages of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, is one of the premier ports of Europe and, as such, is home to miles of docks, quays and dry docks capable of servicing even the largest of oil tankers. The Phoenicians colonized this area around 1200 BC, calling it Alis-Ubbo; the Greeks, in their turn, called it Olisipo; and then to the Romans, whose rule began in 205 BC, it was.
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20th century Admission€5 Afonso Ajuda Alcântara Alfama ambiance attractions Avenida da Liberdade azulejos Bairro Alto Baixa Belém Berardo Cabo da Roca cafés Calouste Cascais castle Chiado closed Sunday coast delightful Double room minimal elegant Elevador English speaking reception Estação Estoril Europe´s façade Fado famous gardens Golf Guincho Gulbenkian Hotel housed it´s King Manuel Largo lavabo Lisbon Manueline Marqués de Pombal menu modern Monastery of Jerónimos Museum Number offers Open Tue-Sun 10-6 Palácio Nacional Parque das Nações Parque Eduardo VII Pedro Portas de Santo Portugal Portugal´s Portuguese cuisine Praça da Figueira Praça do Comércio Praça Marqués public area Queluz Restaurante restaurants room minimal space rooms English speaking Rossio Rua das Portas Santo Antão Single room minimal Sintra speaking reception staff sq yards Double sq yards Triple streets style terrace Tour towering town traditional Portuguese cuisine tram Triple room minimal views wine yards Double room yards Triple room