Friday, May 29, 2009


Cruises and destinations for holiday
pictures Lisbon

hotel LisbonLisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. The city, besides being the capital, is also capital of the district of Lisbon, in Lisbon district, the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon, and is still the main focus of statistical sub-region of Greater Lisbon. Ecclesiastically, is headquarters of the diocese and the Patriarchate of Lisbon. It has 499 700 inhabitants (2007) and a metropolitan area environment which occupies about 2 870 km ² with about 2.8 million inhabitants. The city and its metropolitan area found 27% of the population. The Lisbon region, which includes the estuary of the Tagus to the northern peninsula of Setúbal. Is bordered to the north with the municipalities and Odivelas Loures, Oeiras with the west, northwest and southeast with Amadora with the Tagus estuary. In this estuary, linking Lisbon to the southern counties of: Almada, Seixal, Barreiro, Moita, Montijo and Alcochete. The principal means of travel in the city of Lisbon is the Metropolitan of Rail and buses. Lisbon has many tourist attractions. Their neighborhoods attract visitors by its typical characteristics. The low Pombaline, Belém, Chiado and Bairro Alto, are areas where flooding thousands of tourists and visitors annually.



images OportoOporto is a Portuguese city of 41.66 square kilometers of area where they live around 240,000 inhabitants (2008). The city metropolis formed by adjacent municipalities that fomam to have a single urban center has about 1,200,000 inhabitants. Besides, is the center of a large metropolitan area with about 1.7 million inhabitants. The city of Porto is known as the Capital City of the North or the Invicta. It is the city that gave the name to Portugal very early stage (c. 200 BC) that are designated for Portus, coming later to become the capital of County Portucalense or Portucale (United who gave his name to Portugal). It is a city known worldwide for its wine, its historic center, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.