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About Lisbon

Lisboa is the Portuguese capital since the mid-13th century, which makes it one of the oldest in the world.

The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate and is a potpourri of character and charm, where 20 centuries of history and cultural influences mingle with modern trends and lifestyles.

Legend tells that it was founded by Ulysses. Most likely it was founded by the Phoenicians; the name comes from “Olissipo”, which has its origins in the Phoenician words “Allis Ubbo”, meaning “enchanting port”.

Lisboa is among the top tourist preferences in Europe; it has been distinguished, over the years, in different categories.

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Lisboa has a population of just over half a million (about 2.8 million when the entire metropolitan area is considered) and is the most important touristic centre in the country.

Which distinctive features characterise Lisboa? Countless, but we may refer the “white” light, the seven hills and their views, the presence of Tagus river, the trams and elevators, the ancient neighbourhoods, the monuments, wonderful food and Fado singing, distinguished by UNESCO as “World Immaterial Heritage and Patrimony”, in 2011.

19 reasons why Lisbon should be your next city break (The Telegraph, 25 April 2017)

Lisbon might be Europe's coolest city; here are 7 reasons why (CNN, 4 April 2017)

Lisbon Lux

Why Lisbon

Lisbon is a city armed with Gothic grit and glamour

Tourism in Lisbon

What to do in Lisbon(New York Times, April 1, 2015)