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    • Phoenix Rises: Destroyed Cities That Were Rebuilt
    • Phoenix Rises: Destroyed Cities That Were Rebuilt
    • Phoenix Rises: Destroyed Cities That Were Rebuilt
    • Phoenix Rises: Destroyed Cities That Were Rebuilt
    • Phoenix Rises: Destroyed Cities That Were Rebuilt
    • Phoenix Rises: Destroyed Cities That Were Rebuilt
    • Phoenix Rises: Destroyed Cities That Were Rebuilt
    • Phoenix Rises: Destroyed Cities That Were Rebuilt
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    After the 1755 earthquake, Lisbon was rebuilt according to the plans of Prime Minister Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, the 1st Marquess of Pombal.

    As you walk along the streets of these wonderful cities, it is impossible to imagine that there was a time when all you see was lying in ruins, destroyed by war or natural disasters.

    Cities, that were almost destroyed by hurricanes, earthquakes, bombardments and shelling, have risen from the ashes like the mystical phoenix, amazing us with their unsurpassable beauty and incredible views. Here we’ve gathered eight cities that awe their visitors with their new architecture.

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