Fascinating City Trivia

“The capital of Portugal is a beautiful city filled with interesting stories that captivate both residents and visitors. Here are 25 trivia facts about Lisbon that you probably don’t know, even if you’ve been living in the city for some time.

  1. Those born in the city are called ‘alfacinhas.’
  2. Lisbon has experienced an earthquake, a tsunami, and a fire.
  3. Some earthquake-resistant buildings were tested by marching troops.
  4. Avenida da Liberdade was inspired by Champs-Élysées.
  5. The 25th of April Bridge was once called the Salazar Bridge.
  6. Feeding pigeons is illegal.
  7. The Lisbon City Council feeds pigeons with oral contraceptives.
  8. Alfama has the oldest traffic sign in the city.
  9. Lisbon is one of the sunniest cities in Europe.
  10. Lisbon has black, green, and beige taxis.
  11. The remains of Saramago are buried in front of his Foundation.
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Source: see the full article on Euro Dicas

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