PORTUGAL: LISBON

THE JURY SPEAKERS

Lisbon: Julia
Hello! My name is Julia. Im 12 years old.
So, I was born on the island of Terceira, Azores, but i live in Lisbon since I was 2 months old. The reason i was born in the Azores is because most of my family is from there so my parents wanted me to be born there.

The thing is, i live with my parents but they are separated.
I don't have many hobbies but I love music! Everybody in my family is a musician, singer, song writer so ... i love to write songs, sing and play the piano.
I mostly watch movies at home, eating candy and those sort of things. (hahah)!

Lisbon: Rita

Hi!

My name's Rita, I'm 12 years old and I'm Portuguese. I live in Lisbon with my parents, my older sister and my dog.

In my free times, I like playing with my dog, going to the cinema, rollerskating, watching TV and playing the piano. I have piano lessons every Thursdays.

I prefer watching films at the cinema, but sometimes I don't mind watching them at home, because it's more practical.

I love animation and adventure films. My favorite ones are INSIDE OUT, ZOOTOPIA and FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM.

When I grow up, I would like to be lawyer or photographer.

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The westernmost city participating in this year's Young Audience Award is the hilly Portuguese capital Lisbon. You can best explore the city on tram #28 which runs up and down the steep hills and along the narrow streets of the centre. From São Jorge Castle or one of the other viewpoints you can see the Tagus Estuary and the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Not far from the city are the beautiful Atlantic beaches of Cascais and Estoril (north) or Costa da Caparica across the bridge. And if it happens to rain, you can visit the sharks, seahorses and the peculiar sunfish at the impressive Oceanario, the largest indoor aquarium in Europe, its main aquarium holding 5 million litres of seawater. But don't forget to try a delicios pastel de nata!