New University of Lisbon (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

About Lisbon, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Lisbon, Portugal)

The city of Lisbon is the westernmost continental European city. Located north of the Targus River, it is situated right in the middle of Portugal's coastal area. Lisbon is around 300 kilometres away from Algarve and 400 kilometres away from the northern Spanish border. The city's origins date back to the time of the Roman Empire. It has a population of over 557,000.

Lisbon is characterized by its narrow streets and cozy restaurants. It can easily be explored on foot or by taking public transportation. It has a generally comfortable climate, but the city can get very warm in the summer months. Visitors can enjoy walking around the city parks, exploring its nearby villages, or marveling at its historic architecture.

What to do in Lisbon

Visitors who love the water can visit Lisbon's nearby beaches in Cascais and Estoril. They can also stroll along the city's many parks to see the flowers, plant life, and the magnificent view of the city's cliffs and mountains. Those who love to shop can check out the shopping district that carries souvenir items and unique merchandise that can only be found in the city.

Tourist Attractions

Some of Lisbon's famous tourist attractions are the Alfama, the Patio das Flores, and the Rua de Sao Pedro. Visitors can tour the Museu de Marinha, Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Centro de Arte Moderna to get a feel of the city's local artistry and talent. Located a short tram ride from the centre, beside the banks of the Tagus is the Torre de Belem and Belem Monastery. The former is a monument to great seafarers while the Monastery is one of the best examples of Manueline Architecture in the city to survive the great earthquake.

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