Capitale Portogallo

Friends of Boa Onda Guesthouse Peniche welcome back with news from our travel blog dedicated to Portugal. Today’s post is dedicated to discovering Portugal’s capital, a magnificent city loved by millions of tourists every year because of its natural, cultural, architectural and other beauties. This article will be similar to the one dedicated to discovering the main curiosities about Portugal that we told you about some time ago in our specialised blog. In the next few lines, we will try to answer the question: what is the capital of Portugal, a very clicked search on the web to which we have decided to dedicate a special article along the lines of the post: what is the Portuguese telephone code, which is among the most searched information on our site.

 

What is the Capital of Portugal

The Portuguese capital is represented by the city of Lisbon. In fact, Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal and also the westernmost capital of continental Europe. Located along the Atlantic coast and characterized by a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, Lisbon is also one of the most visited European capitals. The city is home to approximately 27% of Portugal’s population and is the 11th most populous urban area in the European Union.

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world and has a long and rich history. According to legend, Lisbon was founded by the ancient Greek warrior Ulysses, who is said to have settled there after being enchanted by the region. Before the Roman occupation in the 2nd century, Lisbon was home to Phoenicians and Celtic tribes.

The Romans established the city as one of the most important cities on the Iberian Peninsula after renaming it, Felicitas Julia. In 714AD, the Moors from North Africa occupied the city, fortified it and renamed it Lissabona. The Moors were eventually driven out after 400 years by Christian fighters.

Lisbon became the centre of a vast empire after Vasco da Gama’s discovery of a sea route to India. From the 15th century, Lisbon was an important commercial, cultural and architectural centre. However, the city’s prosperity was destroyed in an earthquake in 1755. Rebuilt by Marques de Pombal, the city was occupied in 1807 by Napoleon Bonaparte. The 19th and 20th centuries marked a period of rapid expansion and industrial development for Lisbon to become the modern city it is today.

 

History of the capital of Portugal

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world and has a long and rich history. Legend has it that Lisbon was founded by the ancient Greek warrior Ulysses, who is said to have settled there after being enchanted by the region. Before the Roman occupation in the 2nd century, Lisbon was home to Phoenicians and Celtic tribes.

The Romans established the city as one of the most important cities on the Iberian Peninsula after renaming it, Felicitas Julia. In 714AD, the Moors from North Africa occupied the city, fortified it and renamed it Lissabona. The Moors were eventually driven out after 400 years by Christian fighters.

Lisbon became the centre of a vast empire after Vasco da Gama’s discovery of a sea route to India. From the 15th century, Lisbon was an important commercial, cultural and architectural centre. However, the city’s prosperity was destroyed in an earthquake in 1755. Rebuilt by Marques de Pombal, the city was occupied in 1807 by Napoleon Bonaparte. The 19th and 20th centuries marked a period of rapid expansion and industrial development for Lisbon to become the modern city it is today.

 

What is the capital city of Portugal and where is it located?

Lisbon is the official capital of Portugal and lies on the Portuguese coast and is characterized by a hilly terrain with seven hills. From the imposing São Jorge Castle, the view extends over the pastel-coloured buildings of the old city, the Tagus estuary and the suspension bridge called Ponte 25 de Abril. Nearby, the Azulejo National Museum exhibits five centuries of ceramic tiles, while just outside Lisbon lies the strip of Atlantic beaches stretching from Cascais to Estoril. The city sits on seven hills and boasts a metropolitan population of 2.8 million, making it the largest city by population in the entire Portuguese state.

Capitale Portogallo - Mappa

 

The main Lisbon neighborhoods, the most beautiful areas to visit during your stay in Portugal are:

  1. La Baixa
  2. Chiado e Bairro Alto
  3. La Alfama
  4. Belem
  5. Parque das Nacoes

 

Conclusions

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