Discover Portugal: Photo Walk in Lisboa

Lisboa

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 the city:

  • 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 the second oldest capital (after Athens) in Europe.
  • It is the closest European capital to the United States.

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

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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

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Street, Lisbon

Lisbon street
Street, Lisbon

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Street, Lisbon

Tuk-tuk
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

Lisboa
The Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon


Have you ever been to Lisbon? What are your impressions of the city? Feel free to post a comment below.







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18 comments

  1. Oh wow! Your photos are absolutely amazing. I would love to see Lisbon in person one day.

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  2. I've always wanted to see Portugal, especially Lisbon. It's always seemed like Portugal is the overlooked country for travel in the area. I think it's one of the most beautiful places in all of Europe.

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  3. Your pictures truly display the beauty of Lisbon. It is a dream of mine to travel there someday.. part of my family is Portuguese and I would love to learn more about our roots. :)

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  4. Portugal is actually on my bucket list of places I'd love to travel. I'll have to make it Lisbon. This place looks beautiful!

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  5. My kids have been to Portugal and love it. Their dad is Portuguese so he's taken them a few times.

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  6. I love this! I've always wanted to visit Portugal! I will be saving this for future visits!

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  7. My son in law has been talking about visiting Lisbon eventually. It seems like a beautiful city to explore.

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  8. What a beautiful city. The architecture reminds me of the streets of Cuba. Your photography is amazing!

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  9. I have not been myself, but I enjoyed feeling like I was touring there right now through your post and photos. It looks like such a beautiful place to explore!

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