Lisboa in Cyber Space

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Finally Google Maps have added ‘street view’ to Lisbon so it is now possible to wander Lisbon’s glorious streets in cyber space.  Whilst it isn’t shown on the small map below, if you go directly to Google Maps and type in Lisbon you’ll see a little orange man in the top left hand corner of the map. Drag him anywhere on the map and suddenly you have the view of the street as if you were walking it.

I’ve loved Google Street View from the start and have been eagerly anticipating Lisbon’s addition. Whilst it certainly can’t beat a real visit, it’s a terrific way of aquainting yourself with your way round before your trip and getting a feel for the place. Once you have been in real life, it’s also a great way to jog memories of your trip.

Check it out.
[googlemaps http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Lisbon,+Portugal&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=9.820872,26.367188&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=38.715318,-9.131269&spn=0.02344,0.030041&z=14&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=350&h=350]

2 comments for “Lisboa in Cyber Space

  1. October 28, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I was for 2 years in Lisbon, Oporto and Essaouira. I fell too in love with Portugal. As you say the “smell”, the people always soo relaxing and happy, the food and the landscape, this broken windows… With google Maps i feel as if i would be there

  2. November 18, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Hi again!I was born in Lisbon but you seem to love it more than I!Probably I will visit your blog more times.I guess that you understand portuguese but I’ll keep damaging english!!I know I am far from being fluent but if I stop I’ll forget the little I know.I started a blog in english and it’s so difficult!:))) I also like Google maps.I was on Brooklin Bridge once,aha!!It’s terrible to think that sky have eyes!!

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