Discover one of the oldest cities in Europe! Lisbon? is an amazing port city sitting at the mouth of the Tagus River on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal? The oldest?and the most western country on the mainland of Europe. It?s one of the oldest cities in the world? a city conquered for christianity in 1147 by Afonso Henriques, Portugal?s first king. In 1755, the great lisbon earthquake almost totally destroyed lisbon and the surrounding area.
In its wake, much of the city was rebuilt according to the principles of modern design. So Portugal?s capital and largest city blends the old?with the new? Seen today in iconic sites like Rossio square and the commercial plaza. But some of Lisbon?s neighborhoods still look as they did in centuries past. The historic lisbon tramway network takes visitors from hilltop to hilltop?Past parliament? and a few of other favorite spots? A journey into the different districts of Lisbon brings you into a world of narrow alleys, tiny pastel houses, beautiful blue tiles, commanding castles, historic trams? and impressive basilicas.
Experience the history, culture and mystic of Lisbon!