History of Lisbon
Lisbon, also known as the City of Seven Hills, is the capital city of Portugal. Located at the mouth of the Tagus River, it is also mainland Europe’s westernmost capital. It’s strategic location for seafaring and being a gateway to Europe for South America and Africa has led to its cultured history.
It has been influenced by the Iberians, Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Christians. Between the various rulers and the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 that virtually razed the city, Lisbon features layers of heritage and architecture.
Each of its neighborhoods, some atop hills and others at sea level have their own vibes. During our visit to Lisbon, we spent most of our time in the Baixa, Alfama, and Belém neighborhoods. We also took several walks along the Avenida da Liberdade, due to our hotel location (more on this later).EXPLORE!