Lisbon Portugal's Beautiful Architecture, Tradition, and Culture (Photos)

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One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon gives nothing less than literally historical periods-worth of architecture, tradition, and culture for anyone to immerse in. Surrounded by the deepest blues of the Atlantic Ocean and rifted beautifully by the calm Tagus River, Lisbon is a majestic sight of staggered buildings with thousands of white-trimmed windows lining walls of pinks and yellows, soliciting but a small glance into life in the city.

Lisbon is teeming with historical constructions. A medieval castle sits on top of a hill and is surrounded by constructs of pre-Roman, Romanesque, and Baroque origins among others. Postmodern designs embrace every corner. Lisbon also boasts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of which is the Belém Tower, the ceremonial gateway to the heart of this grand city. The city is also a marvelous display of a metropolitan area, where sidewalks are paved in 19th-century mosaic tiles, empty lots serve as subtropical greenspaces, and where history is carved in every possible niche. 

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