About Lisbon

Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. A historical city, Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the second oldest city in Europe. There the sun shines 290 days a year, and the temperature rarely drops below 15°C. The city has approximately 600.000 inhabitants, approaching 1.9 million if one includes the various satellite towns of Greater Lisbon.

For pure pleasure, Lisbon has much to recommend it – its gastronomy, its Fado, its monuments and heritage, and, not least, its people. Take a walk through Lisbon, and experience for yourself the distinctive charm of its winding streets and the rich history of the old Lisbon neighbourhoods.

 

Features of Lisbon

  • The Jerónimos Monastery was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. This notable 16th century work of architecture became part of Portuguese identity and culture

  • Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga houses the most relevant public collection, from the 12th to the 19th century. Painting, sculpture, silver, gold and jewellery, decorative arts – Portuguese, European, African and Oriental.

  • Museu Nacional do Coches The museum houses a unique collection in the world consisting of vehicles from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries including coaches, berlins, sedan chairs and carriages.

  • Arco da Rua Augusta Climb up one of Lisbon’s iconic buildings for a unique view of the city. Open to the public since 9 August 2013, the Arch leaves Lisbon at your feet, literally.

Interesting websites

https://www.visitlisboa.com/lisbon/why-lisbon