Lisbon, Portugal: Distinctive Architecture - Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide - Travel Bite

Fuel your Portugal travel dreams with this clip from Rick Steves' Europe! Watch the full episode: In 1755, a devastating earthquake reduced Lisbon to rubble. The city's downtown was eventually rebuilt in a symmetrical grid plan, with broad boulevards and inviting squares — a style known as "Pombaline," named for the prime minister who oversaw the reconstruction. More info about travel to Portugal:

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