It is one of the oldest cities in Europe, symbolically built on a mythical geography of seven hills, such as Rome. It is the capital and the most populous city of the country, with an unforgettable natural beauty of fascinating landscapes.
Located on the south Atlantic coast of Europe, it is bathed by the largest river in the Iberian Peninsula, the Tagus, from where the ships and caravels of the great Portuguese Discoveries epic began and presents a unique light captured by numerous painters, poets and photographers.
Fernando Pessoa was faithful to his own maxim that “to travel, just exist” and even dedicated a tourist guide entitled “Lisbon: what the tourist should see”. You can explore the city in search of the most mysterious traces of the poet’s existence in the itinerary “Fernando Pessoa, strange, foreign and esoteric” or start the mystical “Way of Grace” from the most beautiful churches and monuments of Lisbon, towards Fatima , one of the greatest Marian altars in the world.
Lisbon was devastated by an earthquake in 1755 and erected from the rubble by Sebastião Carvalho de Melo, the Marquis of Pombal, who according to some scholars has carried out a plan of reconstruction, impregnated with occult symbolism and sacred geometry of Masonic inspiration, which confers a special aura shrouded in mysticism.
It was in this city that one of the most important events in Portugal’s history occurred, the Revolution of 25 April 1974 called the Carnation Revolution was a military coup that put an end to a dictatorial regime and gave way to a democracy.
Capital of the Fado, popular Portuguese song Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the city combines the magnificence of the past with modernity, presenting numerous cultural programs, nightlife and a very diversified gastronomy of the entire metropolitan area. Highlight for the summer grilled sardines, not to mention the best exponent of the conventual sweets, the pasteis de Belém, appreciated all over the world.
In 2017, the capital was voted “World’s Best Destination for City Break” and “Best Cruise Port of Europe” at the World Travel Awards ceremony.