Lisbon (Great Cities)

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Lisbon (Great Cities) by Andreas Schafler.pdf

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Descriptions : DIV In Lisbon will be the site of the next Universal Exhibition It is therefore fitting that a volume in the Parkstone Press series on The Great Cities should be dedicated to this magnificient capital which has been called The Princess of All Cities During the th and th centuries Lisbon was renowned for its harbor The city benefited from the wealth brought back from the Indies by Vacso de Gama and by the discovery of Brazil by Pedro Alvares Cabral New commercial routes opened up and precious metals rare wood spices ivory jewels and luxurious fabrics could be found in Lisbon in abundance Neither the earthquake nor the French occupation nor the disappearance of the colonial empire could diminish the magnificence of this city Old Lisbon has preserved its picturesque history its palaces and monuments mosaic public placesastel facades winding back streets its monasteries medieval cathedral and the beautiful church of Sao Vincente Over color photographs capture the charming ambiance of this historic city div










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