Cities of Portugal: Lisbon


Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal situated on seven hills at the wide mouth of the Tagus, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Five interesting facts about Lisbon:

  • It was founded around 1200 BC by Phoenician settlers.
  • In 1256, it becomes capital of the Kingdom of Portugal.
  • It is the westernmost capital of a mainland European country.
  • It is second-oldest capital (after Athens) in Europe.
  • It is the closest European capital to the United States.

Castelo de São Jorge
The Castle of São Jorge (constructed in the 10th century), Lisbon

Bronze equestrian statue of John I (1357–1433), King of Portugal, Lisbon

Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa
Façade of the Cathedral (built between the 12th–20th century), Lisbon

Lisbon Cathedral
Gothic ceiling of the Cathedral, Lisbon

Santa Engracia Church
The Church of Santa Engracia (Baroque; built in 1681–1966), now the National Pantheon, Lisbon

Street, Lisbon

Lisbon street
Street, Lisbon

Street, Lisbon

Tuk-tuk, Lisbon

Tram in Lisbon
Remodelano tram (manufactured between 1936 and 1947) on line 28, Lisbon

Lisbon tramway
Remodelano trams on line 12, Lisbon

Tram in Lisbon
Remodelano tram on line 28, Lisbon

The Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon

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