Capital of Portugal
With about 548 000 habitants, Lisbon is the most populated city in the country.
Lisbon is a city of Nature and green spaces such as Parque Eduardo VII, Parque Florestal de Monsanto or Jardim Botânico de Lisboa. The city also has an aquarium, the Aquário Vasco da Gama, an oceanarium, Oceanário de Lisboa, and a zoo so-called Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa.
One of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, Lisbon has an unparalleled cultural richness. Fado is the traditional music of Lisbon, nostalgic music accompanied with the Portuguese guitar.
Lisbon is the perfect city to visit beautiful monuments and world-class museums. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Padrão dos Descobrimentos and Calouste Gulbenkian Museum are some good examples of Portuguese history.
Lisbon cuisine is influenced by its proximity to the sea. Sardines and codfish (bacalhau) are some of the fish specialties. The most famous sweet of Lisbon is the Pastel de Nata.
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Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe. Portugal's borders have barely changed since the thirteenth century.
Due to its geographical position and mastery of shipbuilding, Portugal assumed a main role in discovering, exploring and mapping the World, which resulted in a long and rich history. Monuments are a great part of the Portuguese landscape, particularly medieval castles, ruins of villas and forts, old monasteries and luxurious palaces.
In 2016, Portugal won Europe's Leading Beach Destination 2016 and Europe's Leading Tourist Board 2016.
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