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Azulejos 

​While walking Portuguese streets, you see houses, churches, palaces covered with the ceramic tileworks, which are called azulejos. They differ in colours and patterns, bringing new aspects of Portuguese history and culture to tourists from all over the world. Azulejos appeared in the 13th century to imitate Roman mosaic. According to some sources, Azulejos were… Continue reading Azulejos 

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Carmo Convent

Today’s post is about my favourite sightseeing in Lisbon – Carmo Convent, the full name is Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmen,  in Portuguese Convento da Ortem do Carmo. Last year I completely missed out this fascinating place.  The Convent was built in the Gothic style in 1389. In 1755, it suffered immensely from… Continue reading Carmo Convent

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Cristo Rei,  Lisboa 

Last year my cultural programme was  so intensive and time so limited that I completely missed out one of the most modern sightseeing – statue Cristo Rei. This year, I was determined to check it out.This statue resembles very much the one which is situated in Brasil, Rio de Janeiro. You can see the statue… Continue reading Cristo Rei,  Lisboa