lisbon is an ancient city full of history and cultural
traditions, where magnificent palaces, monuments, churches and
museums abound. bordered by one of europe's widest rivers, the
tagus, the city spreads across the slopes of seven hills and down to
the ocean. lisbon has the mildest climate in europe and is blessed
with a cool atlantic breeze and long hours of sunshine. add to that
its cultural diversity, laid-back feel and architectural time warp,
and you have one of the most enjoyable cities in europe - and also
one of the most economical.
at its heart are wide, tree-lined avenues graced by art nouveau
buildings, mosaic pavements and street cafes. seen from the river -
one of the city's many great viewpoints - lisbon is an impressionist
picture of low-rise ochre and pastel, punctuated by church towers
legend has it that lisbon was founded by ulysses name comes from "olissipo",
which has its origins in the phoenician words "allis ubbo", meaning "enchanting
port". find out more...
lisbon is a city of many places to see, and lots of atmosphere to
catch. find out more...
lisbon also offers a wide variety of museums.
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the best way to experience lisbon's intimacy is to walk around
it. find out more...