Planning a holiday to Lisbon? Arm yourself with some cool facts on Portugal’s capital and one of the great cities of Europe.
Lisbon is Portugal’s unassumingly cool capital and Western Europe’s oldest city that serves over 12 million tourists every year.
Way back in 1755 the city was hit by a huge earthquake that destroyed 85% of buildings the city had no choice but to rebuild itself and the 18th century architecture that reshaped Lisbon is still very dominant today.
In fact, if you come here don’t be surprised to spend most of your time looking up and admiring it as you wonder through the fairy tale cobbled streets lined with iconic Portuguese tiles that have inspired artistic generations. Each building and Street really does have its own personality!