DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Lisbon (2000 Edition)by DK Travel Writers
Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency, transportation, and communications. As world traveler and TV personality Michael Palin says, "the Eyewitness Travel Guides are irresistibly seductive.... They also deliver where it matters most -- uncluttered and accurate information." Nearly demolished by a devastating earthquake in 1755, Lisbon has evolved into Portugal's shining gem, and DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Lisbon exalts the radiant wonders of this phenomenal city. More than 400 color photographs showcase the cathedrals, monuments, museums, architecture, art, and cafes in every quarter of the city. Accurate street and dynamic 3-D aerial maps direct you to its main attractions and sights. Five chapters encapsulate the neighborhoods of Alfama, Baixa, Bairro Alto and Estrela, Belem, and beyond. In the Alfama chapter, explore the resplendent hilltop citadel, Castelo de Sao Jorge, using a 3-D overview that leads you through the battlements, castle gardens, and narrow cobblestone streets. Admire the Neo-Classical buildings throughout the Baixa chapter and don't miss the illustrated cutaway of Elevador de Santa Justa, a Neo Gothic funicular built by an apprentice of France's Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. A four-page layout in the Bairro Alto and Estrela takes you through just some of the treasures to be found in the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, including floor plans andphotos of its rare collection of European art, Chinese ceramics, Asian and African art, and fine jewelry. Beyond the city itself, a chapter takes you to the Lisbon Coast and spotlights its beaches, fishing villages, and sandy coves, as well as its countryside villas and royal palaces. Additional chapters highlight Lisbon's history, annual festivals, outstanding regional cuisine, its locally produced colorful tiles, and trace the story of its most popular libation -- port. Get a head start on your holiday to Lisbon with this remarkably detailed reference.
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