Teleférico do ZOO - Lisboa, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 38° 44.571 W 009° 10.323
29S E 485048 N 4288255
Quick Description: Lisbon's Zoo cable car was inaugurated by His Excellency the President of the Republic Dr. Mário Soares, in May 6th, 1994
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 7/12/2013 2:50:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMHHG7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
Views: 9

Long Description:

THE PLAQUE

This plaque is placed near the entrance of the Lisbon's Zoo cable car and it can be read:

"TELEFÉRICO
Inaugurado por sua Excelência o Presidente da República Senhor Doutor Mário Soares
6/05/94"

What can be translated into:

"CABLE CAR
Inaugurated by His Excellency the President of the Republic Dr. Mário Soares
6/05/94"

THE LOCATION

«Lisbon Zoo is the zoological garden of Lisbon, Portugal, founded in 1884. It was the product of the efforts of Dr. Van Der Laan, owner of the largest aviary in Portugal at the time, with the support of Bento de Sousa, Sousa Martins, and May Figueira. In 1905 it was transferred to the present location in Sete Rios, Lisbon.»

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THE PERSON

Mário Alberto Nobre Lopes Soares, born 7 December 1924, is a Portuguese politician, served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1976 to 1978 and from 1983 to 1985, and subsequently as the 17th President of Portugal from 1986 to 1996.

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What was opened/inaugurated?: Cable car of Lisbon's Zoo

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: His Excellency the President of the Republic Dr. Mário Soares

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 6/05/94

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