About Lisbon in Portugal
Lying on the Tagus River on the east coast of the country, Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal.
Lisbon is sometimes called "the city of the seven hills", because it was built upon seven hills on the margins of River Tagus.
Its harbor is a main port, handling a large trade of the city. It is now a major political, commercial, educational, industrial, and manufacturing centre of the country.
It has a population of around 600,000. Under the influence of the Gulf Stream, Lisbon has a mild and warm climate.
Lisbon is a city rich in historical buildings, monuments, museums and art galleries, as well as architecture.
The Castle of Sao Jorge and the Lisbon Cathedral are located on one of the seven hills of the city. St George's Castle was home to the kings and queens of Portugal until the 16th century. Lisbon Cathedral, which was built to commemorate the defeat of the Moors, is a blend of Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles. The impressive Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, which is Portugal's showpiece museum, houses one of the finest collections of ancient world and European artefacts.The National Coach Museum houses a large fine collection of coaches built for the aristocracy, dating from the 17th to the 19th century. The Portuguese Centre of Serigraphy has a large selection of serigraphy.
Other tourist attractions include Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and Vasco da Gama Bridge.