Lisbon: A City of Old
One thing that makes Lisbon a very interesting city is its thoroughly recognized standing as a global city, which is directly due to its importance in the realms of finance, commerce, media and arts. Tourism has consequently played a considerable role, which makes a great deal of sense when you take into account that it is one of the oldest cities in the world, and with the landmarks to prove it.
Just take a look at this magnet from Portugal and you'll find some major attractions that are well worth visiting on any trip to this city of old. Old fortifications that transport to another time, rustic architecture that draws from a wide range of influences and historical points of interests. You may also get the correct impression that construction has been a big part of what makes Lisbon great today. History buffs in particular are sure to find that the diversity found in the landscape is a direct result of this.
A City of All Sorts
Lisbon is Europe's Western capital city darling. The oldest records date from Roman times when Julius Caesar transformed the original settlement into a municipality. The city was the locus of much struggle as it was invaded by German tribes and the Moors until the city was controlled by Christian kings in the Twelfth century, which resulted in unending stability.
Its buildings blend different architectural styles including Baroque, Romanesque, Gothic and Modern. A stroll along Lisbon's avenues, the Avenue of Liberty, and the Avenue of the Republic, will give a sense of the unique mix of styles. The traveler should not miss visiting some of the city's most remarkable museums such as the National Museum of Ancient Art, the National Museum of Costume an Fashion, and the Roman Theatre Museum. All in all, this is great travel souvenir to take back home.