Discover Lisbon

Lisbon is situated at 38 degrees, 43 minutes north, and 9 degrees, 8 minutes west, making it the westernmost capital in Europe. It is located in the west of the country, on the Atlantic coast at the point where the river Tagus (Portuguese Tejo) flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The city occupies an area of 84.6 km2. The city comprises 53 freguesias. It is important to say that, unlike most major cities, the city boundaries are narrowly defined around the historical city perimeter. This gave rise to the existence of several administratively defined cities around Lisbon, such as Loures, Amadora and Oeiras, which in fact are part of the metropolitan perimeter of Lisbon.The historic centre of Lisbon is built on seven hills, making some of the city’s streets too steep for motor vehicles and bicycles; the city is served by three funicular services and one elevator. The western side of the city is mainly occupied by the Monsanto Natural Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world.In terms of tourism Lisbon is one of the top destination cities in Europe, with many attractions, meeting venues and a vast offer in terms of accommodation, including many luxurious Lisbon hotels offering visitors a unique stay in this one of a kind city

Public transport Lisbon - Moovit mobile app

Be prepared and plan your trip. You can use Moovit, a local public transit planner which features live arrival and departure times, updated line schedules, local station maps, service alerts, and advisories that may affect someone’s current trip. Please visite the website and download the app.

Jeronimos Monastery

The resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama is a church built in the 1500s as part of a magnificent monastery. Its cloisters are considered among the most beautiful in the world and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lisbon, Jeronimos Monastery or Hieronymites, Portugal

St. George’s Castle

From the millennium-old battlements of this castle you have a bird’s-eye view of the city in the company of roaming peacocks. Inside is a small archaeological museum and down the hill are a couple of terraces with perfect postcard views over Alfama, Lisbon’s most ancient neighbourhood.

Lisbon, Portugal Castle

Belem Tower

A symbol of maritime Lisbon, this iconic tower is guarding the city’s harbour. Reached via a walkway raised out of the water on timbers, the tower is filled with intricate stonework and has wide Atlantic views. The monument is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tower of Belem, Lisbon

Rua Augusta Arch

The landmark 19th-century arch lies at the northern edge of the concourse near the southern tip of Rua Augusta, the city’s main pedestrianized thoroughfare. It’s only recently that the public has been allowed to visit the top of the arch, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view.

Typical Tram in Commerce Square, Lisbon, Portugal

Gulbenkian Museum

Treasures from the East and the West collected by the 20th century’s great philanthropists, Armenian Calouste Gulbenkian is now one of the world’s finest private art collections. Look out for priceless Hellenic vases, ancient Chinese porcelain and paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet and Van Dyck.