Thursday, October 22, 2015

Historical Lisbon, Portugal


-Torre de Belem (Belem Tower)
- Elevador de Santa Justa (Santa Justa Lift)
- Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) 

Lisboa Portugal (Lisbon Portugal)

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with the signatures of six people from a Postcrossing meet-up.

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Belém Tower is a fortified tower that is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. it was built in the early 16th century.

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The Santa Justa Lift is an elevator/lift in the historical city of Lisbon. It connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo (Carmo Square).

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The Monument to the Discoveries is located along the river where ships departed to explore and trade with India and the orient.  It celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery (or Age of Exploration) during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Heritage Of Humanity, 8,80
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Fado is a music genre which can be traced to the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins.

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