Welcome to Lisbon

Last update: July 2024

Study, Work and Visit

European metropolis where we feel at home

Capital of Portugal - Lisbon - the leading tourist destination city in 2018 - is located in the Lisbon Region and European Green Capital in 2020, Lisbon District, Lisbon Metropolitan Area, and in the former Province of Estremadura, with the exception of two municipalities (Azambuja and Vila Franca de Xira, which are in Ribatejo).

Guia de Portugal
Lisboa no Guia de Portugal

District of Lisbon

The District of Lisbon, with 16 municipalities (or municipalities) and 134 parishes, has an area of 2,761 km² and a population of 2,870,770 inhabitants (INE, 2021). It is the 16th district in the country in terms of surface and one of the most populous.

Find out more: Most Populous Parishes in Lisbon

Municipality of Lisbon

The City of Lisbon, in addition to being the Capital of Portugal and capital of the District of Liboa, is also the capital of Municipality of Lisbon.
Find out more: Lisbon Parishes

Visit Lisbon

Every visit to Lisbon must visit the following attractions: Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa, Castelo, Graça and Madre de Deus, in addition to of the iconic Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery.

Lisbon and the Tagus River in the background. © / Images of Portugal
Lisbon and the Tagus River in the background. © / Images of Portugal

The fact is that Lisbon welcomes its numerous visitors throughout the year, which is why the city is always being plebiscite by tourists from all over the world.

Discover Lisbon

What to see in Lisbon
There are many and varied tourist attractions of this global city, one of the most visited in Europe and that enchants visitors from all over the world.

What to do in Lisbon
Some activity suggestions for active vacation lovers. More: What to do in Lisbon


In Lisbon, in addition to good restaurants serving international cuisine, visitors will have the opportunity to taste the delights of Portuguese cuisine and gastronomy. In the city there are restaurants that serve the most appetizing specialties. of Portuguese Cuisine.
Find out more: Discovering Lisbon's cuisine

Freguesia das Avenidas Novas, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
Freguesia of the Avenidas Novas, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro

Study in Lisbon

Studying in Lisbon is the right choice to pursue a successful professional career. The University of Lisbon, with more than 25,000 students, is one of the most important in Europe. Find out more: Lisbon to study.

Work in Lisbon

Lisbon to work (or to do business) is also a good decision for you or your company. In addition to being the largest market for Portugal, offers the best opportunities for qualified professionals or companies looking to expand in the Portuguese market and European. Find out more: Lisbon to work or do business

Lisbon Outskirts

Enjoy your stay in Lisbon and discover unmissable places on the outskirts of the Portuguese capital. From Fatima to Oeiras, passing through Cascais, Caldas da Rainha or Sintra, there are many destinations where you will keep memories of good times.
Find out more: Lisbon Surroundings

Top Cities

Greater Lisbon

In addition to the largest urban agglomeration in the country (Lisbon), Sintra, Cascais, Loures, Almada and Oeiras complete the podium of the Top 5 largest cities in Portugal.

Greater Porto

In the north of the country, in Greater Porto, other important cities are Vila Nova de Gaia, Braga, Matosinhos, Gondomar and Guimarães.

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Main cities

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