Lisbon, Portugal: A Paradise For Tourists And Photographers

Lisbon will awe you with its colors, its dialects, its music and the feeling of the edge of the world. It is such a mix of cultures, influences, neighborhoods and views that it’s impossible not to fall under its spell. It is the second oldest capital in Europe, after Athens, and it’s the capital city of Portugal.

This picturesque city is built on a series of hills with scenic vistas from every angle. It has one of the world’s greatest natural harbors, and is a last stop on the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

As it is an important city in tourism, arts, entertainment, education, commerce, media, international trade and finance, it is recognized as a global city.

It has a mild climate that makes it an ideal year-round tourist destination.

The View of Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon is the capital of Portugal built on seven hills on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. It has a natural harbor, rich cultural scene and history, pictoresque districts and a lovely river to walk by - with so much to offer, the city will make sure your visit is unforgettable!Panorama of Lisbon

A Little Bit of History

This unique capital is one of the oldest and greatest historical cities that predate even some of the cities such as Rome, Paris and London by hundreds of years.

Commerce Square in Lisbon, Portugal - It is situated near the Tagus river and also known as the Palace Square as it was where the Royal Palace was before the 1755 earthquake. It is one a of the must-stops for tourists and a great place for photography lovers.Commerce Square in Lisbon

It was the home city of some of the greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Prince Henry the Navigator and Magellan.

It attracted people from many ancient civilizations like Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, Moors and Visigoths, and the effect of this mingled civilization can be seen in the architecture and culture of Lisbon.

The beautiful setting, the surprising sights and cultural treasures of this city make it a paradise for walkers and photographers.

Old Town of Lisbon, Portugal - It boasts many must-see cultural and historical attractions and walking around different historical quarters will show you why Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world.Lisbon Old Town

The biggest celebrations here are held in June in honor of Saint Anthony. The mayor offers free weddings in Saint Anthony’s Church, on June 12th. This is followed by an all-night street fair in the Alfama district.

The oldest quarters in the city are decorated with streamers, paper lanterns and colored lights, and the festive day ends with a parade down the Avenida da Liberdade.

Where is Lisbon?

Where is Lisbon

  • 392 miles/ 631 km from Madrid, Spain
  • 404.5 miles/ 651 km from Granada, Spain
  • 320.6 miles/ 516 km from Cadiz, Spain
  • 244.8 miles/ 394 km from Seville, Spain
  • 365.9 miles/ 589 km from Gibraltar, UK
  • 193. miles/ 312 km from Oporto, Portugal
  • 5.5 miles/ 9 km from Lisbon Airport, Portugal
  • 399.5 miles/ 643 km from Madrid Barajas Airport, Spain
  • 365.3 miles/ 588 km from Gibraltar International Airport, UK

Things to See

  • Jeronimos Monastery
Belem Tower, Lisbon, Portugal - This is one of the city's attraction and a popular site for tourists. Discovering the history of the tower on the bank of the Tagus River and enjoying beautiful views of Lisbon port from the top are well worth your visit.Belem Tower in Lisbon
  • Belem Tower
  • St. George’s Castle
  • Tile Museum
  • Enjoy the Ride
  • Watch Your Step
  • Oceanarium
Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon, Portugal - This monument along the Tagus River is one of the city's must-see attractions. The monument's impressive size and architecture and wonderful views of the river are definitely worth your visit.Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon, Portugal


  • Adraga
  • Costa da Caparica
  • Ericeira
  • Guincho
  • Santa Cruz

From the city center you can take an express bus from the Campo Grande terminal to Torres Vedras (40 minutes), where there is a connecting bus service to Santa Cruz.

Colorful Windows of Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon is the picturesque capital of Portugal built on a series of hills with many tourist must-sees, interesting culture, historical sites and lovely setting. This colorful city is an ideal place for photography lovers and for those wanting to experience the atmosphere of one of the oldest cities in the world.Colorful windows of Lisbon, Portugal



  • Sintra
  • Estoril
  • Evora
  • Cascais
  • Lisbon River Sightseeing Cruise

The Gothic Cathedrals, majestic Monasteries and quaint museums are a part of the colorful landscape of Lisbon, but the lovely backstreets are its real delights.

Its rich maritime history and the influence of diverse cultures make it a fascinating destination to explore and immerse in the local way of life to truly experience this city.

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