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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Project Comenius - EPEITE

The projectisexecuted by students of the2nd classe (D and E)at the Second High School in Jelenia Góra, Poland (Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących 2, Jelenia Góra)

Reference professorMr. Robert Zalewski

Jelenia Góra, January 2013.


Portugal is a country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal hasborder with Spain onthe northside and the eastsideand withthe Atlantic Ocean onthe westside and the southside.


Portugal is officially called the Portugese Republic.It is a democratic republic with President of the Republic whom currently is AnibalCavaca Silva

-The official language is Portugal

-The official currency is Euro

-The national anthem is



In Portugal live 10 millionspeople. The most importantcitiesareLisbon, Porto, Veiroand Braga.


Nation's capital since 1255,

is one of the oldest cities in


Today it has more than 2

million peoplewhomakeit the

largest city in the country

and the11thEuropean



The city is situated on the

north bank of the Tagus

River, just before it opens

into the Atlantic.

The city is accessible via two bridges:

-the 25th of April Bridge

-and the Vasco da Gama


how to get to lisbon
How to get to Lisbon

Lisbon Airport is seven kilometers northeast of the Portuguese capital.It isconnected with centre of Lisbon via red subway line.

A lot of airlines supportsflightsLisbon-Poland.


History of the city is dominated by the discoveries of maritime explorers:

  • Henry the Navigator,
  • Bartolomeu Dias,
  • Vasco da Gama
  • and Ferdinand Magellan.

and by an earthquake from 1st November1755.

Just after that tradegy the city was flooded by the tsunami and 'dry' districts were burned.


Nowadays, city is full of contrasts: white facades decorate with blue tiles azulejos, narrow streets and

small squares full of colorful cafes.


The nicest way to see the city is by tram which is an integral part of Lisbon. The most popular is tram

number 28 which is climbingthroughthe oldest districts of the city.

We invite you for a ride!


Alfamais the oldest working class district. It’s located on the east of thetown centre In winding streetsyoucanhave a ride by tram and in the evening you can listen to fado in cafeterias.

Saint-Georges’s Castle

General wiev of l'Alfama

Miradouro de Santa Luzia

one of the streets


The Baixais elegant districtconstructedentirelyafterearthquake.

It’s the heart of Lisbon and the biggest shopping centre in the city.

Rua Augusta (August’s street)is the most common promenade of Lisbon.


Triumphalarch– Arco do triunfo.

Commerce Square -La Praça do Comércio


Rossio is the historical name of Don Pedro IV square(Praça de D. Pedro IV) – the most important square of Lisbon. For centuries played out here the most important events: celebrations, revolts, executions. Nowadays it’s the most important place in the city.


TheChiadois located between Bairro Alto and Baixo.It is a traditional shopping area of the capital.Lisbonersas well as tourists come here not only to buy books and clothes but also to have a cup of coffee in trendy cafes.

Monument of poetrAntónio Ribeiro „Chiado”

Chiado – theatrede São Carlos


At the western end of the cityisplaceddistrictcallBelem.

In time of Great Discovers, from this place cavaraleshadbeenflown.

The most famousmonumentsarefortificatedlighthouse

and The Hieronymites Monastery


Padrão dos Descobrimentos (lit. Monument to the Discoveries) is a monument on the northern bank of the Tagus River estuary, in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém.Located along the river where ships departed to explore and trade with India and Orient, the monument celebrates the Portuguese Age of Exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries.

c uisine

The biggest influence on Lisbon’s cuisine have the Ocean.

One of local delights are Cod fritters - pataniscas de bacalhau


Another speciality of Lisbon's cuisine is peixihos da horta.These are slices of bean deep fried with some flour and water.


A pastel de natais a Portuguese egg tartpastry. It is believed that pastéis de nata were created before the 18th century by Catholic monks at the JerónimosMonastery in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém: for this reason, they are alternately known as Pastéis de Belém.


As of 2012, the four Lisbon subway lines total 45.5 kilometres (28.3 mi) in length and comprise 55 stations.


In capital city there are 5 tram lines.

Elétrico – how it’s call here – in center of Lisbon is still traditional mean of transport.

accommodation in lisbonne
Accommodation in Lisbonne

Lisbon is still one of thecheapestcities in which one wecan find a goodhotels with lowprices.


In Lisbon are:-a lot of campings

  • hostels


  • and hotels which prices for

accommodation hesitates

38 to 150 euros.


climat e

Lisbon has a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot summers.  Winter snowfall is infrequent, but some snow showers occurred in 1993, 1994, 2006 and 2007.


Shopping in the city centre is certainly a pleasurable experience. There’s plenty of variety and quality, and you can find everything you need. 

Chiadois an elegant shopping and residential district.  It still maintains all of its former charm and offers visitors a wide range of different shops.

The district of Baixa / Rua Augusta is one of the busiest areas.


PolishAmbassy in Lisbon

Avenida des Descobertas 21400-092 LisboaTél.: (+351) 213012350embpol@mail.telepac.ptOffice of Tourism in Lisbon

Police/Firedepartment / Ambulance

  • call112 (in Portugese)
  • call115 multilanguage