Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal with population of 552,700(2011). About 2.8 million people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area.
It is continental Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon is located in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus.
Lisbon is recognized as a global city is one of the major economic centers on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the
largest container ports on Europe's Atlantic coast and it ranks as the 10th highest GDP of metropolitan areas in the EU. Lisbon is one of the
oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe.
Tourism in Lisbon is popular. The city is the 7th-most-visited city
in Southern Europe with 1,740,000 tourists (2009).
We recommend you stay in the city for at list 4 nights. Main sights recommended are:
Belem Tower an impressive defense tower constructed on a rock outcrop in the Tagus River.
Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a monument dedicated to the Age of Discovery when Portuguese explorers set out across the oceans to seek the New World.