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Lisbon, Portugal

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I received this beauty of a postcard from Beatriz in Portugal via official postcrossing! Awesome card, huh?

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with a population of 552,700. It is continental Europe’s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost areas of its metro area is the westernmost point of Continental Europe.

Did you know?
Lisbon is even older than Rome! And according to most estimates, around 4 centuries older. It is in fact the second oldest European capital after Athens, many historians believing that it was settled by the Phoenicians around 1200 B.C., and who used the excellent transport possibilities offered by the River Tagus. One of the theories for the origin of the name Lisbon is that it came from the term “Allis Ubbo” or “safe harbour” in Phoenician.

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Cuba, Portugal

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Everybody thinking that this is a postcard from Cuba – are right! But not the country – This is a card from the beautiful city Cuba in Portugal! It came all across from Paulo in Portugal. Thank you very much Obrigada! I love this card!

Cuba is famous for beeing the birthplace of Cristoph Columbus. I always though he was from Genoa in Italybut apparently I was wrong 🙂
I love the little houses! It looks just so idyllic! I could imagine, that is is a nice place to live when you grow old 🙂

BTW I also posted the other side of this postcard, because it is just so wonderfly nice! I think Paulo did have an awesome idea to split his drawing on two postcards! In case you can’t read it is says:

This is half of a painting. Th other part is going to Bosnia.

Somehow it is a nice thought that there is another person being happy about this painting. I wonder if this other postcard was already received or if it is just now in somebodys hands 🙂

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Lisbon, Portugal

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Today I finally got another card via official postcrossing! This time from the capital of Portugal, Lisbon! Thank you very much Alice!
There are a lot of nice buildings on the card, starting with the Rua Augusta Arch in the backround. Alice writes, that it was built to commemorate the reconstruction of the city after the big earthquake in 1755. There are also the Praca do Rossio, the statue in Praca do comercio, the monument to the dicoveries, which celebrates the Age of discoveries, a view of Rua Augusta and finally the Praca do Marquis de Pombal.

It really looks very beautiful! My family on my fathers side was a real globetrotter when my father was little. They actually lived a couple of years in Lisbon, both of my aunts where born there. I was never there, but I’d really love to one day.

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Síntra, Portugal

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A nice card I got from Portugal! Thank you Bruno!

Sintra is a town within the municipality of Sintra in the Grande Lisboa subregion (Lisbon Region) of Portugal. Owing to its 19th-century Romantic architecture and landscapes, it has become a major tourist centre, visited by many day-trippers who travel from the urbanized suburbs and capital of Lisbon.

In addition to the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, the parishes of the town of Sintra are dotted by royal retreats, estates, castles and buildings from the 8th-9th century, in addition to many buildings completed between the 15th and 19th century, including the Castelo dos Mouros, the Pena National Palace and the Sintra National Palace, resulting in its classification by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1995.

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Braga, Portugal

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A very wonderful card from Portugal! Thank you very much Liete!!!

Braga, is a city in the municipality of Braga in northwestern Portuguese district of Braga, considered the oldest Christian archdiocese in the country and one of the oldest in the world. Under the Roman Empire, known as Bracara Augusta, the settlement was centre of the province of Gallaecia.

With a total urban population of 175,063 inhabitants, Braga is the third-largest city in Portugal (after Lisbon and Porto), including the city and suburban parishes; the municipality, which includes 62 parishes, has a population in 2011 of approximately 181,819 inhabitants (the seventh largest municipality in Portugal by population). Its agglomerated urban area extends from the Cavado River to the Easte River. Braga is also the seat of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Minho, which includes a population of 826,833 (2007 statistics), considered one of the fastest growing urban areas in the European Union.

In 2012, the city was awarded with the title European Youth Capital 2012.

Here go 10 facts about Portugal:

Fact 1:
The capital city of Portugal is Lisbon.
Fact 2:
The country of Portugal was founded in 1152.
Fact 3:
The Portuguese slave trade was outlawed in 1850.
Fact 4:
The religion of Portugal is 94% Roman Catholic.
Fact 5:
Portugal is most famous for its Port Wine, Azulejoc and Salted Cod.
Fact 6:
The dialling code for Portugal is (00) 351.
Fact 7:
Portugal has been part of the EU for almost 20 years.
Fact 8:
Famous Portuguese poets include Luis de Camoes and Fernando Pessoa.
Fact 9:
The month of June holds festivities dedicated to three saints known as Santos Populares.
Fact 10:
Each region of Portugal has its own traditional dishes made from meat and seafood.

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Aveiro, Portugal

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The second card I got from Susana! Thank you!

This is what she wrote:

This is a view of Aveiro, the portuguese Venice because of its many canals.The traditional boats are called “Molioeiros” and they were used to collect seagrasses. Nowadays they are used to make short cruises along the estuary.

Wow I did’nt know that there exists another “venice-like” city!

But wow, so cool!

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Portugal!

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A nice card from Portugal! Thank you Susana!

This is what Susana wrote:

In this postcard you can see many images that represent my country. From left bottom to right bottom:

– Erona – city in the south of Portugal which is the historical centre is an UNESCO heritage!

– Figueine de Foz: a village in the coast where cows were used to pull the traditional boats out of the sea.

– traditional costume of Viama do Castelo.

– Moliceinos of Aveiro

– Douno Valley region -world heritage by UNESCO

– the sanctuay of Fatine

– the wishwife of Nazaro

– and the Barcelos Rooster.

Wow so great, I love Multiviewcards they show so many facets of one country!

What do you think about this card?

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