Lisbon

The origin of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, goes back to 1200 BC. Thanks to famous Portuguese explorers such as Vasco da Gama the city became a global player and a major trade center.

Despite a disastrous earthquake which destroyed much of the city in 1755, Lisbon has a charming historic center. Several magnificent buildings such as the Belém Tower and the Hieronymites Monastery are reminiscent of Lisbon’s heyday.

Lisbon

The origin of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, goes back to 1200 BC. Thanks to famous Portuguese explorers such as Vasco da Gama the city became a global player and a major trade center.

Despite a disastrous earthquake which destroyed much of the city in 1755, Lisbon has a charming historic center. Several magnificent buildings such as the Belém Tower and the Hieronymites Monastery are reminiscent of Lisbon’s heyday.

Lisbon facts
Country: Portugal
District: Lisbon
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language: Portuguese
Population:
city: 1,875,108 (2022)
metro: 2,869,033 (2021)
Timezone: Western European Time (WET)
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