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Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Most of the Portuguese expeditions of the Age of Discovery left from Lisbon during the 15th to 17th centuries.

View of Lisbon, with castle

Lisbon's number 28 tram


Narrow cobbled streets of Lisbon's Alfama district

The Moorish castle high above Lisbon

Lisbon's famous funicular takes you up the steep streets

Construction of the funicular shows the steepness of the street

Funicular passing lane

A Lisbon square

Lisbon's sidewalks are tiled with black and cream stones in various patterns

Rossio train station - not in use at this time

Belem monument illustrates Prince Henry the Navigator leading Portugese explorers in the Age of Discoveries

Torre de Belem It was built to guard Lisbon's harbour in 1515

Part of the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, ordered by Manuel 1 in memory of Vasco de Gama's discovery of a sea route to India

Little visited, but a real Lisbon highlight
The 109 arch, 18 kilometres aqueduct brought water from the hills to the city of Lisbon

Chapel built using the aqueduct for some of its walls