12/33.- Lisbon, "Padrao dos Descobrimentos"


After a decadence period, Lisbon had a second golden age in the 18th century, linked to the Gold mines in Brazil.

After a military coup The Dictator Antonio Salazar took the power in 1926. The dictator, and his successor Marcelo Caetano, exploited the domestic workers and African colonies richness. In 1974 Portugal recovered its parliamentary Republic, after a 50 years dictatorship on the 25th of April.

We are looking at the "Padrao dos Descobrimentos". From here, we can see a spectacular view of the city bay. On the right you see the "Ponte 25 de Abril" over the Tejo River.

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