Today! 150 years of abolition of the death penalty

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Today! 150 years of abolition of the death penalty

Portugal celebrates today 150 years of abolition of the death penalty with a series of events, including the launching of a stamp commemorating the anniversary and a conference at the Centro Cultural de Belém, with the presence of the Minister of Justice.

Portugal was the first country in the world to begin the process to abolish the death penalty, abolishing it in stages - for political crimes in 1852, for all crimes except the military in 1867, and for all crimes in 1911. The last execution in Portugal took place in Lagos in 1846.The method of capital punishment used in Portugal was by hanging.

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Best Seafood restaurants Porto and around

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Best Seafood restaurants Porto and around

Tasquinha da Linda

It is located in an old fishermen's warehouse, next to the Fort of Santiago da Barra and is far from being the little place that the name indicates. This is a restaurant specializing in fish and seafood that has quickly become a reference in Viana do Castelo and its surroundings, thanks to the freshness of the product and the quality of service.

Adress: Doca das Marés A-10 (Viana do Castelo)

Tasquinha da Linda
 

A Cabana

It is not a place for those who like tranquility or for those who do not support queues. The noise and clutter are as much a part of A Cabana as the great raw material it offers. And the name could not be more appropriate: it is, in fact, a restored-and tight-hut-where fish and shellfish are the stars of the company.

Adress: Avenida Marginal, Lugar de Cedovém, Apúlia (Esposende)

 

A cabana - Best sea food restaurant Porto
 

Praia Mar

In Caxinas, a land of fishermen, Praia Mar marks both the landscape - it is in a glass-fronted building, designed by Siza Vieira - as the stomach of all those who visit it. Not only for shellfish, of assured quality whatever the species or context, but also for fresh fish or even the black angus meat pieces.

Adress: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 58 (Vila do Conde)

 

Best Seafood - Praia Mar
 

Toupeirinho

Few mens understand about fish and shellfish in this region as much as José Silva, the manager of Toupeirinho. It may not be the size of neighboring houses but it does miss anything else.

Adress: Rua do Godinho, 27 (Matosinhos)

Best Seafood - Toupeirinho
 

O gaveto

Anyone who has a habit of disregarding the small restaurants of this country should look at this classic. For over thirty years, fresh fish and seafood have been used in the "Gaveto". The showcases and the giant aquarium always filled with lobsters give the motto to a meal that can (and should) include shrimp from the coast and local barnacles, caught in the zone of Angeiras.

Adress: Rua Roberto Ivens, 826 (Matosinhos)

Best Seafood Porto - O Gaveto
 

Zizi

The stew and the seafood rice are the most famous dishes of the Zizi but you do not have to force the digestive system to exercise. This is because seafood is never lacking (and quality) to cook at the dose. The esplanade, in the sand of the beach of Aguda, is the best space to enjoy the meal during this time.

Adress: Rua do Mar, Praia da Aguda (Vila Nova de Gaia)

Best Seafood Porto - Zizi

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LISBON’S FUNICULARS

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LISBON’S FUNICULARS

LISBON’S FUNICULARS

Lisbon's iconic funiculars (also referred to as elevators or lifts) originally ran on water but are now powered by electricity, making them still the most environmentally-friendly way to go up and down the city's many hills. They also used to be brown, but have been painted yellow since the 1930s. 

Listed as national monuments, they have survived over the decades because in such a hilly city they have remained an essential part of locals' lives and are a must for tourists. 

There are three funicular railways and one lift – Gloria, Bica, Lavra and Santa Justa – are fitted in convenient spots in Lisbon, taking you up to spectacular miradouros, or belvederes

Together, the four elevators carry around 3.5 million passengers every year, and are free with the Lisboa Card.

Santa Justa Lift

Santa Justa Lift

The 'Santa Justa' lift was inaugurated on the 10th July 1902 and it is the only vertical lift in Lisbon for public service. It was built by the architect Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard and has a cast iron structure, enriched with filigree details. In 2002 it was classified as a National Monument.

Route: Largo do Carmo - Rua do Ouro

Santa Justa Lift Timetable:

Summer (March - October): 7.00 am - 11.00 pm (every day)
Winter (November - February): 7.00 am - 09.00 pm (every day)

Santa Justa Viewpoint Timetable:

Summer (March - October): 9.00 am - 11.00 pm (every day)
Winter (November - February): 9.00 am - 9.00 pm (every day)
 

Tickets:

  • 'Santa Justa' Ticket - 5,00€ (acquired onboard, valid for 2 trips, includes access to the viewpoint);
  • Lisboa Viva, 7Colinas or Viva Viagem cards with tickets valid on the CARRIS network;
  • Yellow Bus;
  • Lisboa Card tickets.

Access to 'Santa Justa viewpoint:

  • 'Santa Justa' viewpoint - 1,50€ (viewpoint access only - lift trips not included);
  • 'Santa Justa' ticket;
  • Yellow Bus;
  • Lisboa Card tickets.
 
Gloria funicular

Gloria Funicular

The Gloria funicular opened to the public on October 24, 1885, connecting the Restauradores Square to Bairro Alto (São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere), through Calçada da Glória.

Originally, its traction system consisted of a rack rail and cable, powered by a water counterweight system. Later it evolved to steam power and, in 1915, the second funicular to be installed in the city of the seven hills, was electrified.

Initially, the funicular cars were divided into two floors with longitudinal benches. Today, they only have one floor, but the longitudinal benches were kept.

In 2002, the Gloria funicular was declared a National Monument.

Route: Praça Restauradores – S. Pedro de Alcântara
 

Timetable:

Monday to Thursday 7:15 am/11:55 pm

Friday 7:15 am/00:25 am

Saturday 8:45 am/00:25 am

Sunday and public holidays 9:15 am/11:55 pm

 
Bica Funicular

Bica Funicular

The Bica funicular was constructed by Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard and opened to the public on June 28, 1892, connecting São Paulo Street to Calhariz Square, through the Bica de Duarte Belo Street. Originally, its traction system made use of steam engines. In 1914, the funicular with the city’s most picturesque route, was electrified.

In 2002, the Bica funicular was declared a National Monument.

Route: Rua S. Pedro de Alcântara – Largo Calhariz

Timetable:
Monday to Saturday 7:00 am/9:00 pm
Sunday and public holidays 9:00 am/9:00 pm

 
Lavra Funicular

Gloria Funicular

The Lavra funicular opened to the public on April 19, 1884, connecting the Anunciada Square to Câmara Pestana Street, through Calçada do Lavra.

Originally, its traction system consisted of a rack rail and cable, powered by a water counterweight system and later it evolved to steam power. In 1915, the funicular that operated for 16 hours straight on its inauguration day, was electrified.

Route: Largo da Anunciada - Rua Câmara Pestana

Timetable:
Monday to Saturday 7:50 am/7:55 pm
Sunday and public holidays 9:00 am/7:55 pm

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