Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In the 15th century, Prince Henry, the Navigator, had a School of Navigation that worked like a magnet to the best brains in Europe concerned with the nautical sciences. Do you know where this school was sited?||Portugal Geographic
Sagres. The exact location of Henry's School of Navigation is not known. It is generally accepted that he sited his headquarters at Sagres and created a settlement on land granted by the crown. The settlement came to be known as Vila do Infante, or Prince's town. Prince Henry opened the phase in Portuguese history called The Discoveries.
Lisboa (Lisbon). Lisboa (Lisbon) is the Portuguese capital. This city was conquered by the Moors in 1147 by D. Afonso Henriques.
497 miles. 800 kilometers
|There is a Portuguese region that is well-known by its weather and beaches. Do you know which one is it?||Portugal Geographic
Algarve. Algarve's sunny weather and warm waters attracts tourists from all over the world! Algarve holds at least 20 percent of the Portuguese hotels, restaurants and travel agents. Many foreigners choose Algarve to live.
|The highest point in continental Portugal is 1991m high. Do you know which one is it?||Portugal Geographic
Estrela. As a matter of fact a tower was built on the highest mountain (Torre) of Serra da Estrela so that this mountain could reach 2000 m.
|There is only one major Portuguese river that flows south to north. Which one is it?||Portugal Geographic
Sado. The terrain levelling at the South of Portugal allows this river to flow 'backwards'!
nine. Azores is an archipelago formed by three groups of islands: the western group, the central group and the eastern group. There are people who say that the nine islands of Azores belong truly to the Atlantic Ocean since their nature, history and climate all derive from their position in mid-Atlantic.
|The most western point of Europe's mainland is a cape in Portugal. Which one is it?||Portugal Geographic
|Opened in 1966, the first bridge over the river in Lisbon was _________?||A Quiz on Lisbon
Ponte 25 de Abril. When the bridge open in 1966 it was known as the Ponte Salazar. It was renamed the April 25th Bridge (Ponte 25 de abril) to commenorate the 1974 revolution and to remove any reference to former dictator Antonio de Oleveria Salazar.
Street Elevator. The Santa Justa Street Elevator takes passengers up 45 meters from the Baixa area to the Chiado district. The seven hills of Lisbon make moving around the city difficult. A street elevator, funiculars, cable tramways and even a escalator move people between the various levels of the city. The Santa Justa Street Elevator is boxed in a fanciful Gothic tower created by Eiffel and is one of the most beloved landmarks in Lisbon.
|Standing guard on the left bank of the river, in Lisbon, is a very large statue of __________________?||A Quiz on Lisbon
Jesus. Cristo Rei (Christ the King) was erected to commemorate Portugal's survival of World War II without direct involvement.
|Which Lisbon tourist site, located in Belem, was started in 1502 by Manuel I to give thanks for the success of Vasco da Gama's voyage?||A Quiz on Lisbon
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. The monastery is done in the Manueline style of architecture which combines Gothic forms with early Renaissance details, using symbols inspired by naval ropes and anchors, coral, and various navigational instruments.
Alfama. The Alfama, the oldest section of Lisbon was spared by the 1755 earthquake. It has tiny whitewashed buildings along a labyrinth of narrow alleys and stairways.
Tagus. The Tagus or Tajo River rises in central Spain and flows west across Portugal to Lisbon and into the Atlantic Ocean.
|In November 1755, a(an) _____________ occurred killing an estimated 50,000 people and destroying most of Lisbon?||A Quiz on Lisbon
Earthquake. The earthquake, along with the fires and tital wave it produced, destroyed all of Lisbon, except the Alfama District.
|The _________, Lower Town, in the flat area next to the harbor, is Lisbon's old business district?||A Quiz on Lisbon
Baixa. The Baixa consists of a grid of small streets between the river and Rossio, the city's main square. It is a very popular shopping district.
Mosaic. The black and white mosaic sidewalks are made of three inch cubes of cream colored limestone and dark grey basalt stones.
Seven. The seven hills of Lisbon are: Castelo, Graca, Monte, Penha de Franca, S. Pedro de Alcantara, Santa Catarina and Estrela. The hills and valleys of Lisbon make it a very interesting city to visit.
Porto. Tripas originated from the the French invasions, when the city was besieged by Napoleonic forces, the population did not have anything to eat so they started to eat ox guts
|Did Portugal host the Olympic Games in 2004?||Portugal
No. Portugal hosted Soccer European Championship in 2004
|What is Portugal's capital city?||Portugal
Lisbon. Lisbon has been the capital since the XII century.
|What are the most representative Roman ruins in Portugal?||Portugal
Conimbriga. Conimbriga is an entire Roman city, you can see clearly where the rooms were, walk on the streets, etc.
|Which is the population of Porto Metropolitan Area?||Portugal
|Which is the highest city of Portugal?||Portugal
Guarda. it is located in Serra Estrela, about 1200 metres high.
|What is the capital city of Beira Alta?||Portugal
Viseu. Beira Alta is a State of Portugal
|Into how many administrative districts is Portugal divided?||Portugal
18. There are 18 districts in Portugal which are further divided into 308 municipalities. The Azores and Madeira Islands (owned by Portugal) are autonomous regions not included in the continental district count.
|Which is the most popular sport in Portugal?||Portugal
Soccer. Football is known as soccer in North America, but in Portugal and most other countries the sport is football. The actual Portuguese word is futebol.
|Which country does Portugal have borders with?||Portugal
Spain. Together they form the Iberian Peninsula
|Which is the most common destination of tourists in Portugal?||Portugal
|What was Portugal's first capital?||Portugal
Guimaraes. Lisbon is the actual capital.