What does the city of the seven hills have?
Lisbon is the area of the country that brings together more heritage of UNESCO
Starting with a light that inspires locals and tourists as well as film directors, revealing a city as beautiful and charming. Starting with Fado, here are the monuments the view points to infinity, golden sand beaches that invite your body to lean and relax.
Sardines are served at the table. The coals of the grills emanating the heat, the wine glasses tinkle in the hands to salute to life. With popular music as a background and the laughter of locals and foreigners in perfect communion of the city that we call Lisbon. One that has been claiming to be one of the best European cities to visit.
Anthony Bourdain in Lisbon (2011)
Some facts about this unique city:
Capital of Portugal
Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe with more than 20 centuries of history, having been conquered by the Moors in 1147. It is the political capital of Portugal seat of government and residence of the head of state.It is also the most populated city in the country, followed by Porto. The city of Lisbon has a population of 547,733 inhabitants - more than half a million people. In the Lisbon metropolitan area reside more than two million people, corresponding to 27% of the population.
Not only is the light of Lisbon that makes it unique. This city also has a noteworthy historical heritage to note , both on material and intangible levels which distinguishes it from the others. Landmarks such as the Jeronimos Monastery and the Belém Tower as well as the Cultural Landscape of Sintra and Fado were classified by UNESCO as World Heritage.
The bohemian life of Lisbon is considered the best in Europe and is not only in clubs. Much of the nightlife in the Portuguese capital is made of good conversations with a glass in hand.Most bars including the famous Bairro Alto close at 2 a.m in the morning and the discos at 6 a.m or even later. In addition to the Bairro Alto, there are other areas that night owls should consider to visit: Alcântara, Santos and Docas.
No one is indifferent to the charms of the city of seven hills. Whether the magnificent sights, the imposing monuments or fun places for kids and adults, like: the zoo and the Oceanarium, the capital has attractions for all tastes. The yellow trams that rise to the Cathedral, the views from the São Jorge Castle, the history present in the Museu dos Coches all this is at a distance of a trip to the most western capital of Europe.