Museums, parks, and culture, Lisbon

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    Lisbon aquarium 2009
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    Jardim da Estrela.

    by Maurizioago Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    Favorite thing: The real name of this garden is Jardim Guerra Junqueiro. Its construction begun in 1842 and took almost 10 years to complete. It is a nice place to rest a bit after a long walk. Here you find a children playground; a little library; some ponds, a big bandstand and a cafe-restaurant.

    This garden is located opposite the church of Estrela.

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    Aquarium in Lisbon

    by Nenocovic Updated Sep 7, 2011
    Lisbon aquarium 2009

    Favorite thing: Make sure to visit this place while you are in Lisbon. Surrounding area has several good restaurants so this may be one whole day or half day well planed in Lisbon.

    Fondest memory: Something to remember Portugal by is Cod fish prepared on 100 different ways.

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    • Aquarium

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    Alfonso de Albuquerque Park

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 24, 2009
    Monument to Afonso de Albuquerque, Lison
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    Favorite thing: Just across the avenue from the Jeronimos Monastary is a quiet park named in honor of Alfonso de Albuquerque (you can read more about him at the links I have added.
    It is a good place to rest your feet after touring the Monastary and if the ice-cream man is there, try the passion fruit glace.

    Fondest memory: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/13157/Afonso-de-Albuquerque-the-Great
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afonso_de_Albuquerque_Square

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    PARQUE EDUARDO VII

    by LysDor Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: One of the most beaufiful part of the city isParque Eduardo VII

    It´s located at the end of Avenida sa Liberdade , which is the main street towards Baixa.
    Most of the central hotels are also found in this area.

    At Plaza Marques Pombal there was the nearest metro station (Rotunda) that we used to get to the centrum.

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    THE OCEANARIUM

    by LysDor Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Oceanarium located in the Parque des Nacoes, is largest in Europe.

    It presents marine life and animals of the five oceans in their environments which are close to real life..

    The huge tank in the middle contains nasty looking big sharks swimming above your head!.


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    PARQUE DES NACOES 3

    by LysDor Updated Mar 9, 2005

    Favorite thing: Torre Vasco da Gama and Bridge.

    Vasco da Gama is the largest bridge in Europe with a length of 17.2 km (10 miles), 10 km of which are over the Tagus river. It was inaugurated on the 4th of April 1998. Located right next to the Nations Park (former site of the Expo 98) it got its name on the same year of the 5th centenary of the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India

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    PARQUE DES NACOES 2

    by LysDor Updated Mar 9, 2005

    Favorite thing: People tend to come here during weekends with families, so our idea to have a Sunday lunch at one of the local beer houses like Sagres or Portugalia was made impossible.

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    The invented city

    by bambino36 Updated Oct 4, 2004

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    Parque das Na����es, Lisbon

    Favorite thing: In the place where the last World Exposition of the 20th Century took place it was built a new city inside the city called Parque das Nações. It's a place for walking, relaxing, and even for shopping.
    The theme of the Expo'98 was "The Oceans: A Heritage for the Future" so every construction is related to it.

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    Oceanário V

    by ncfg Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    Favorite thing: In the habitat of Pacifico we meet a couple of sea otters. In the photograph they were sleeping. Enlarge the photo to see them better. Their names are Amália ( in honour to the great Fados singer) and Eusebio (in honour of the great Benfica football player ).

    The sea otter is a mammal with very peculiar characteristics and that it is adapted to the life in the sea.

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    Oceanário III

    by ncfg Updated Dec 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Oceanarium houses about 15,000 specimens representing two hundred different species.
    The sharks are one of the varieties of fish present there.

    Fondest memory: In this house I could admire the pretty jellyfishes sliding for the water. The photo is not great but i think you can see how beautiful it is.

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    Oceanário IV

    by ncfg Updated Dec 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Besides the central tank, there are four other areas where an equal number of costal habitats have been created, comprising the Artic, the Pacific, the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans.

    Fondest memory: In the habitat of the penguins it was very cold, seemed that I was in the North Pole. Nice creatures and great divers. It was so nice watching them diving.

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    Oceanário de Lisboa

    by ncfg Updated Dec 5, 2003

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    Big fish

    Favorite thing: As I said before, the most important equipment in the Park of Nations is the Oceanarium. It includes a gigantic aquarium where you can see the global ocean.

    > It's the largest aquarium in Europe.

    Well, when i went there i thought it will be closed because there was dark already and we didn't know the schedule, but we went in time.

    > Admission to the Oceanarium costs:
    0-3 years old – free
    4-12 years old – 4,50 EUR
    13-65 years old – 9,00 EUR
    + 65 years old – 5,00 EUR

    > Opening hours: every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Winter
    10 a.m to 7 p.m at Summer

    For more info go to : www.oceanario.pt

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    Parque das Nações

    by ncfg Written Dec 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The vast area of Park of Nations where the World Exposition of 1998 took place is a space for public enjoyment. It is in the eastern part of Lisbon and included a wide and varied set of urban equipment that makes available a series of facilities aimed at leisure, trade and cultural activities.
    I think the most important urban equipment is for sure the Oceanarium, that I will describe in the next tip.

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    Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

    by b1bob Updated Jan 22, 2003

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    azulejo @ Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

    Fondest memory: We bought all the fixins for lunch at a small grocery store. We found a good place to eat our picnic lunch near the museum. It was a nice, clear and sunny day with a breeze (that kept a lot of bugs away from our picnic). The Portuguese blue tile and the Arabic style prints were especially impressive. What struck me about Lisbon was how small and "user friendly" this national capital city was. That afternoon, we headed for home the opposite way we got there.

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    ...What on earth must have...

    by Lys-Noir Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: ...What on earth must have been going on in this person's mind? Collecting all this stuff? Amazing point for Finnish visitors was a huge painting of Finnish and Russian soldiers during the World War II ...

    Really interesting bar similar to none!

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