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Capital City, Lisbon, Portugal

Photo: Capital City

A photograph from the 1930s highlights the dramatic angles and steep streets of Portugal's capital city. Perched between seven hills, Lisbon was built by seafarers where the Tagus River empties into the Atlantic Ocean and was once Europe's wealthiest capital and the center of world exploration.

(Text adapted from "The Soul of Lisbon," January/February 2002, National Geographic Traveler magazine)

Photograph by W. Robert Moore

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