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Area (sq km): 91,950
Population: 10,524,145
Nationality: Portuguese
Local Name: Portugal
Language: Portuguese,
Mirandese
Time Zone: GMT
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Lisbon
Dialling Code: +351
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .pt
Religion: Roman Catholic,
Protestant
Climate: Mediterranean,
Maritime
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 8.30-15.00
Major Airports: Faro(FAO),
Lisbon(LIS),
Madeira(FNC),
Porto(OPO)

Villas in Portugal with sea view in Lisbon

Beginning on the 2nd Saturday in August, Lisbon lights up and gets decked out for the Festival of the Oceans, a fantastic time to choose villas in Portugal with sea view.

Lisbon Fesitval of the Oceans
Lisbon Fesitval of the Oceans

Festival of the Oceans

The Festival of the Oceans commemorates oceanography, but beyond that it celebrates all things relating to its ties to the sea. Parades, music, wine, costumes, fireworks and regattas combine to make this Lisbon event massive, and a must see from villas in Portugal with sea view.

Lisbon (Lisboa) is a magical city and this is one of the city’s most important events. Visiting Lisbon and staying in villas in Portugal with sea view during the Festival of the Oceans will provide great insight into its people, history and culture.

Its history runs deeply into nautical traditions and trade, which are highlighted by the event. The festival also celebrates the various cultural ties to Lisbon’s residents. Past influences to Lisbon include African, American and other European.

Parque das Nacoes

Parque das Nacoes is the venue for this incredible event and it bursts at the seams with people ready to party. Find the best Lisboa e Vale do Tejo villas to get a front row seat for the grand festival. Before the party begins, however, the people of Lisbon have a lot to share with their visitors.

In appreciation of their immense ties to oceanography both past and present, many shows and exhibits are in place to educate the masses. A fantastic regatta rushes by the coastline and closer to shore are many exciting rowing races.

Lisbon : festival city

Lisbon is a great city for live music and it certainly does not disappoint during the Festival of the Oceans. The streets open up to live music and dancing commences throughout the festival. With the added help of local wines and brews the atmosphere becomes electric.

Throughout the Festival of the Oceans, wonderful parades run through Lisbon town to entertain you even further and the night boasts colourful explosions of fireworks to mesmerise you before you head back to the comfort of your villas in Portugal with a sea view.

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