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Belém Tower, Lisboa, Portugal ( UNESCO WHS )




Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. It is also the seat of the district of Lisbon and capital of the Lisbon region. Its municipality, which matches the city proper excluding the larger continuous conurbation, has a municipal population of 564,477 in 84.8 km2 (33 sq mi), while the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in total has around 2.8 million inhabitants, and 3.34 million people live in the broader agglomeration of Lisbon Metropolitan Region (includes cities ranging from Leiria to Setúbal).Due to its economic output, standard of living, and market size, the Grande Lisboa (Greater Lisbon) subregion is considered the second most important financial and economic center of the Iberian Peninsula.The Lisbon region is the wealthiest region in Portugal and well above the European Union's GDP per capita average – it produces 37% of the Portuguese GDP. It is also the political center of the country, as seat of government and residence of the Head of State.

Belém Tower is a fortified tower located in the Belém district of Lisbon, Portugal.

It was built in the early 16th century in the Portuguese late Gothic style, the Manueline, to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. This defensive, yet elegant construction has become one of the symbols of the city, a memorial to the Portuguese power during the Age of the Great Discoveries. In 1983 it was classified, together with the nearby Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


里斯本是南歐國家葡萄牙的首都,位於伊比利半島的特茹河河口,瀕臨大西洋,名字原是腓尼基語,意思是"良港"。是典型的海洋城市。在16世紀大航海時代,里斯本是當時歐洲最興盛的港口之一。

贝伦塔是一座五层防御工事,位于葡萄牙里斯本的贝伦区。它建于曼努埃尔一世(Manuel I)时期的1514年到1520年间,用来防御位于贝伦区的港口,以及附近的圣哲罗姆派修道院。

今天,就像耸立在美国纽约入港处的自由女神像一样,耸立在里斯本港口的它成为了葡萄牙的象征。在1983年,贝伦塔和附近的圣哲罗姆派修道院一起被列入世界遗产名录。


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2 comments:

Martinha said...

Hello Jasmine. Nice cards you've here.
Almost your portuguese cards are from Lisbon. You really need to see some other portuguese places. Feel free to contact me if you want more cards from Portugal.
Take care,
Marta

jasmine85 said...

Hi, Marta, Sure, I will visit your blog and contact you later.

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