Lisbon

Lisbon

The capital of Portugal, located in the extreme western part of the Iberian Peninsula, is Lisbon. Tucked among seven hills, on the north side of the river Tejo, Lisbon is often referred as the city of hills. We will selfishly say that this is the most beautiful city in Europe. It lies on the Atlantic coast, rich in history and culture. As the largest city in the country, it has approx. 2.9 million inhabitants with suburbs. It is the trade, economic, cultural and political center of Portugal

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Tourist map

Map of Lisbon

Discover what is nearby, all attractions, sights and museums, shopping zones, parks and restaurants in Lisbon.

Tourist map of Lisbon

History

History of Lisbon
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and at the same time the largest city in Portugal. Lisbon is the center of politics, economy and culture of this country. The name Lisbon, according to historical documents and evidence, means "The SAFE PORT". The name was given to the city during the rule of the Roman empire in this part of Europe.

History of Lisbon

Sights

Sights in Lisbon

Colorful, charismatic and irresistible Lisbon provides a unique sensation of modern and at the same time old. In Alfam, you will experience Lisbon as it once was. The architecture of this oldest part of the city tells incredible stories, and the oldest bookstore in the world, created in 1732, testifies to its beauty. Known for its yellow tram, fado music, good nightlife, great shopping, amazing restaurants with seafood specialties, good wine, olives and very tasty treats such as traditional "pastel nata". What is characteristic of Lisbon are the famous Portuguese tiles that adorn most of the walking zones and squares. White is the color of warriors, while black was the favorite color of the patron saint of Lisbon, São Vicente.

Sights in Lisbon

Museums

Museums in Lisbon

As the capital of culture in Europe, Lisbon is a city with a large number of museums. On this page you can get acquainted with the complete list of the best museums in Lisbon which will help you decide which museum you want to visit according to your interests.

Museums in Lisbon

Parks

Parks in Lisbon

The parks in Lisbon are numerous, and how could they not be when the weather is very nice all year round. Tourists equally enjoy the Lisbon parks, as well as locals who like to spend their free time here. On this list you will find the best parks in Lisbon that you should not miss.

Parks in Lisbon

Shopping

Shopping in Lisbon

Shopping in Lisbon is something you should not miss especially if you take into account the variety of products as well as the prices which are much lower than in other major European cities. Lisbon is known for its shopping malls that offer everything you can find in Paris, London or Milan, but also for the local markets where zou maz find some unique design items. We have created a complete shopping zone guide with places that should not be missed while in Lisbon.

Shopping in Lisbon

Transportation

Transportation in Lisbon

Public transport in Lisbon consists of 5 transport means: buses, trams, metro, trains and ferry. The most popular is the famous tram number 28, which will take you through the most beautiful parts of Lisbon. However, we must say that the most inefficient transport is the subway. Boat rides stand out because they provide a special experience to visitors. On this page you will find all means of transport in Lisbon, explained in detail.

Transportation in Lisbon

Excursions

Excursions in Lisbon

Lisbon is a beautiful city, but so is its entire surroundings. Portugal is a country rich in history and beauty that is not only related to its capital city. On this page you will find a list of the best trips that you can go on and places you can visit near Lisbon. Lisbon is very well connected by train with all places, so you will arrive in no time, and you will surely be delighted.

Excursions in Lisbon

Kitchen & Recipes

Kitchen & Recipes in Lisbon

If we want to fully experience a city, country or any destination in general, then we must not bypass food. Food is very important to the Portuguese, food is their way of life. Eating a variety of foods "at the table" is a "must" in Lisbon.

Kitchen & Recipes in Lisbon

Information

Information in Lisbon

On this page, visitors can find all the useful and interesting information that will be useful to them while they are in Lisbon. From sim card prices and options, the price of cigarettes to wonderful information about Fado music and where visitors should go to listen and enjoy this authentic Portugese sound.

Information in Lisbon

Famous People

Famous People in Lisbon

On this page you can read about famous individuals who marked the history of a city, state and world. We have tried to single out those who have contributed to the development of science, art, culture and the general development of society. Here you can find out about these individuals, what they did and how they marked places and people with their creative work.

Famous People in Lisbon

Lists

Lists in Lisbon

Usually, we look the information in a specific format: what to visit in Lisbon, top ten attractions in Lisbon, things to do in Lisbon, what to see in Lisbon etc. This page is dedicated to the articles in that specific format, that will allow you to get an introduction to the tourist destination and allow you to learn about the most important tourist attractions, which you certainly should consider visiting. Each attraction in these articles is linked to the original texts where you will be able to get more information on the history, prices, working hours etc.

Lists in Lisbon

History of Lisbon

History of Lisbon

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Lisbon

The capital of Portugal, located in the extreme western part of the Iberian Peninsula, is Lisbon. Tucked among seven hills, on the north side of the river Tejo, Lisbon is often referred as the city of hills. We will selfishly say that this is the most beautiful city in Europe. It lies on the Atlantic coast, rich in history and culture. As the largest city in the country, it has approx. 2.9 million inhabitants with suburbs. It is the trade, economic, cultural and political center of Portugal

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