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Portugal and its historic, unique and charming capital – Lisbon – was the chosen destination for the 104th Rotary International Convention in 2013. Fall in love with Portugal and enjoy our suggestions.
Once designated as a well-kept secret of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal can be enjoyed in all its splendor and tranquility.
Even in the busiest resorts in the Algarve, it only takes a short bus ride or a walk in the countryside to enjoy the rarely visited places that still offer the feeling of discovery – a sense close to the Portuguese soul.
Portugal offers an old-fashioned charm, with medieval castles and villages scattered along the coastline and on slopes covered with flowers.
From the famous university city of Coimbra, to the favorite haunt of the poet Lord Byron – Sintra – you may feel the wonderful and proud history of Portugal.
The beautiful Portuguese beaches like Cascais and Sagres offer the most various attractions. Indeed, our pristine beaches with their dunes, its hillsides with stunning views to the sea and the islands of sandy coastline have long enchanted visitors from all over as well as its locals.
Meanwhile, the capital of Portugal – Lisbon – and its northern rival – Oporto – are magical places to visit, with splendid views over its rivers, Portuguese cobblestone streets, typical Trams, this all framed by beautiful cathedrals.

Lisbon is a paradise for those who love to explore the places they visit.

The city’s second oldest capital in Europe (after Athens), was the home of great explorers like Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan and Infante Dom Henrique. Today, this tradition of discoveries is displayed by museums and monuments like the noble Monument to the Discoveries.
Lisbon is also unique when compared to other European capitals. Located at the tip of the continent developed its own artistic heritage, and did not suffer as much from the ravages of World War II due to its neutral position, not needing to pass the post-war reconstruction typical of other European cities. Therefore, many of its neighborhoods retain a medieval and picturesque appearance.
The city was built on seven hills, each one with its own characteristics. A good tip is to take a tram tour to enjoy the incredible scenery. As the weather is mild and sunny, the days seem longer, which is ideal for exploring the city. Do not miss the multifaceted and authentic neighborhoods of the city and admire the eclectic mix of sights and sounds.

Lisbon Subway Map

The Park of Nations is the current designation of the former Expo Intervention Zone, which includes the place where the World Expo was held in 1998 and still all areas are under the administration of ParqueExpo, SA

This area has become, however, a center of cultural activities and a new neighborhood of the city, with about 15,000 inhabitants and various cultural and sports institutions.
The Park of Nations is currently considered one of the safest neighborhoods in the city of Lisbon.
Its contemporary architecture, social contact areas and the whole project of urbanization and urban renewal brought new dynamics to the eastern city of Lisbon that in 1990 was still an industrial area.
The Park of Nations mixes the most modern that Lisbon has to offer with the tradition of its people and the feeling of proximity with the sea.
A luxury residential area and a business center, will host the 104th Convention of Rotary International.