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Lisbon is the vibrant capital of Portugal, known for its stunning architecture, rich history, and vibrant cultural scene. A must-visit destination is the iconic Belém Tower, a 16th-century fortress that offers stunning views of the Tagus River. Other popular attractions include the Jerónimos Monastery, the National Azulejo Museum, and the São Jorge Castle. Foodies will appreciate the city’s diverse culinary scene, which features both traditional Portuguese dishes such as bacalhau (salted cod) and international cuisine. Cuisine and Food culturePortuguese cuisine is a fusion of Mediterranean and Atlantic influences. Traditional dishes include bacalhau (salted cod), cozido (meat stew), and sardinhas assadas (grilled sardines). Portuguese cuisine is also known for its seafood, particularly its octopus and squid dishes, and its sweet treats such as pastéis de nata (custard tarts) and arroz doce (rice pudding). A popular Portuguese beverage is port wine, a type of fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley.