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This Institute (repository of old and present cartography), created in 1967, shows its technical and scientific development in this area and the evolution of the territory occupation (10,000 documents, from the 18th century to the present day). It displays copies in digital and analogical sizes. Originals consultation only possible by request.
The Arte Ilimitada is located just by the Jardim da Estrela and is one of the premier schools in the city for visual and fine arts. Founded in 1995, this school has very elaborate courses on art that cover all aspects of art, right from its history, to the modern scenario of art, delving deep into the techniques and the methodology. Of course, not all is theory, and the school makes sure to include as much of actual practice as theoretical education. The Arte Ilimitada also organizes workshops and exhibitions on art from time to time. See the website for more information.
Dating back to 1705, Igreja Paroquial Da Pena is one of the finest specimens of the art of gilding that became so popular during King João V's reign. The exterior is deceptively simple; looking at it, you would have no idea of the grandeur that lies within. The Baroque architecture of this church set a trend, and many other churches were then built in this style. One of the main attractions of this beautiful church is the main altar, which dates back to 1715.
The Universidade Nova de Lisboa< i/> or New University of Lisbon is not to be confused with the main Universidade de Lisbon. This one is internationally recognized and offers courses to students from all across the worlds in a myriad of disciplines. Graduate courses, doctorate courses, masters programs and post graduate courses are part of what one can avail here. Scholarships, financial support and grants are given to deserving students; check the website for further details on this.
It belongs to the Town Hall of Lisbon, made public since 1994. It has a specialized library computer catalogue, Audio CD's, CD ROMs, DVD ROMs and DVD Videos for audition and local consultation and personal attention by musicologists and documentalists and Audio CDs can be lent. Special attention and pedagogic programmes by experts are also available for schools and other institutions, on Mondays by prior request.
Unlike most of the other churches of Lisbon which are famous for their beautiful architecture and rich history, the Igreja de São Domingos is known for still resolutely standing and serving as a place of worship despite from suffering numerous tragedies like fires and earthquakes. Restored to a great extant, it opened to the public in 1994 but still bears signs of the devastating fire of 1959. However, these disfigurements are overshadowed by its stunning high arched ceilings, imposing columns and remarkable stone sculptures which glow beautifully in the natural sunlight coming through the large front windows. It also has great historic significance as the infamous Jewish massacre of 1506 took place in its premises.
Tram 28 is one of the best ways to become familiar with and catch a glimpse of many of Lisbon's main attractions. Tram 28, one of the city's historic trams, starts off in Martim Moniz Square (Praça Martim Moniz) and runs past the Campo de Santa Clara, where Lisbon's famous Flea Market is held. After that the tram passes through the Alfama and Baixa neighborhoods and past the city's cathedral, the Sé de Lisboa. The tram passes through many more of the city's popular destinations, including the Parliament building, on the way to its terminus, Estrela.
The APAV Culture Space is a social and cultural center that aims to bring relief to victims to any kind of crime through their varied initiatives. An NGO,They are actively involved in supporting social research, creating public awareness, furthering the cause of social victims and seeking justice for them. They also organize cultural events from time to time. Check website for more details.
The civil parish of Santos-o-Velho in Estrela near Lisbon is popular among tourists for its quaint historic charm and colorful old buildings. Some of the noteworthy attractions in this area include the Museum of Ancient Art, the Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel and many lively nightclubs.
Bikeiberia, established in 1999, was the first local operator offering top biking services in Portugal & Spain to an international clientele. Bikeiberia offers guided, independent or tailored-made tours and offers rental services for high-quality bikes & equipment at competitive rates. You can directly pick up at their Lisbon Hub or order them to any place within Iberian Peninsula.
Wandering through the streets of Lisbon with your nose buried in a guide book is a thing of the past; with GoCar Tours, all you have to do is get in a car and let the GPS guide you to everything worth seeing in the city! Many lesser-known attractions not featured in guides form a part of the tours, and you can stop wherever you want, without the hassle of a guide grumbling away at you. You can select tour packages that take you around the area of the city you most want to explore, and your language options include English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and French.
Lisbon by Segway is an innovative way to explore a beautiful city, and you will find yourself unable to return to run-of-the-mill guided tours again. There are different packages to choose from depending on the areas of the city you are most interested in. If you're a foodie looking to taste the flavors of Lisbon, go for the Delicious Tour, which combines the best sights with the best eateries; if the history of the city is what you want to learn about, sign up for the Medieval Tour; the Sailor Tour gives you the chance to explore the beautiful area of Belém. Another interesting package is the tie-up with GoCar Tours.