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Avenida 5 de Outubro, 53 2
1050 048 Lisboa Portugal
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The City of Lisbon

Belem Tower by night

Glazed Tiles

Portugal is situated in the most western part of Europe. It covers an area of 92,000 square kilometres and has a population of 10 million people. It was founded as an independent kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula more than eight centuries ago.

Lisbon is the capital of the country. The history of the city goes back to the time of the Phoenicians, then the Greeks and after them the Romans. After the fall of the Roman Empire came the Barbarian invasions and in the eighth century, the Arabs started to invade the country. In 1147 the first king of Portugal won the city from the Moors with the help of the Crusaders, after a four-month siege. Since then, Lisbon has continued to grow and develop, all the time celebrating its rich cultural diversity. Nowadays it is a modern city with a wealth of historic monuments and museums, a warm and friendly atmosphere, moderate climate and full of hospitality. It is well worth a visit.


This is a list of links to Websites with information about Lisbon and Portugal.

General Information about Portugal

Portugal virtual

Portugal - golf courses

Portugal - lodging in manor houses - a wonderful experience

Portugal - arts and traditions

Lisbon Tourism official website

Lisbon - transportation
(includes other transport sites in Portugal and Lisbon)