Lisbon

Lisbon

Things to do - general

Capital

Lisboa is the capital of Portugal and the country’s biggest city, located on the estuary of the Tagus river, on the European Atlantic Coast. It is continental Europe’s westernmost capital.

Constitution

The Portuguese Constitution allows religious freedom, with various religions being practised in Portugal.

Language

Portugal’s official language is Portuguese. Derived from Latin roots, Portuguese is the third most spoken European language in the world, with around 250 million speakers.

Electric Voltage

230 / 400 volts, on a 50-hertz frequency. The electric sockets adhere to European standards. Blade plugs (US standard) must be used in conjunction with a 230 volts transformer, as well as an adaptor.

People

Around 3 million people live in the Lisboa region, with around 600 thousand living in the capital itself.

Weather

In Lisboa winters are mild and summers hot, though moderated by its location near the sea.During spring and autumn there are usually sunny days with mild temperatures.

CountryPortugal
Visa requirements

Visa is required.

Languages spokenPortuguese
Currency usedEuro

Nightlife info

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.

Culture and history info

While there are archeological proofs that the area has been inhabited since 30 thousand years ago, the city of Lisbon emerged as one of the most coveted after cities from the shore of the Atlantic such as the Old World used to be configured. As legends maintain, Lisbon was founded by the Greek traveler and hero Ulysses, while returning from the Trojan War, its original name, Ulissipo or Olissipo, meaning “enchanted port”. And, since all nations – from Phoenicians, Celts and Romans to Arabs and even Spaniards – coveted after dominating the city, this was truly an enchanted place.

During the Roman period, starting the second century, Lisbon became one of the most important cities in the Peninsula and was renamed Felicitas Julia. However, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century, regaining its former name. The Moors resisted over 3 centuries the attacks of the Christian crusaders, losing the city in the first half of the 12th century. Since 1252, the city has been enjoying the status of capital of Portugal.

The age of discovery, from the 15th to the 18th century, marked the Enchanted Port as the main departure point of the Portuguese discovery expeditions. Explorers sailed from this city in the entire world, discovering new lands in South America, Africa, and even a new route to India. This made Portugal one of the ruling nations of Europe, while Lisbon was Europe’s most prosperous trading center.

However, this prosperous age ended suddenly in 1755, when a devastating earthquake destroyed over half of the city’s buildings. The earthquake was followed by inland fires and an even more devastating tsunami, which ended the enchanted port’s reign over the oceans. Nevertheless, Lisbon was rebuilt on its ashes by the first Marquees de Pombal, Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Melo, with wider streets, a more modern city for a modern world.

In the 19th century, Lisbon was captured by Napoleon Bonaparte, most of its treasures and buildings being pillaged, stolen or simply destroyed. Lisbon was reborn again after the new king returned to the capital, being extended to the north, as a consequence of the industrial development.

 

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

Bachelor Party

Bachelor Party

Lisbon
Bachelor Party   The tour begins in Alcântara, from where we head off to explore the city. In More info
Gift Voucher

Gift Voucher

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Half Day Tours

Half Day Tours

Lisbon
Half Day Tours Swap sightseeing on land for a 4 hours tour on the water by going on a Lisbon sailin More info
Marriage Proposal

Marriage Proposal

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Private Sunset Cruise

Private Sunset Cruise

Lisbon
Private Sunset Cruise Enjoy the best hour of the day on a sailboat or catamaran. Bring your friends More info
Romantic Dinner

Romantic Dinner

Lisbon
Romantic Dinner Have a taste of Portuguese gastronomy on board while gazing with the city’s beauty. More info
Romantic Sunset

Romantic Sunset

Lisbon
Romantic Sunset Come aboard our sailboat for a breathtaking sunset cruise! After the crew prepares More info
Shared Sunset Cruise

Shared Sunset Cruise

Lisbon
Shared Sunset Cruise Watch the magnificent Lisbon’s sunset and relax while sailing on through the r More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Ana Franco

Ana Franco

Prices from 25.00
Boat typeMotor Boat
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?No
Unlimited mileage?No
Boat Lenght25
Max people80
Attraversiamo

Attraversiamo

Prices from 35.00
Boat typeCatamaran
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?No
Unlimited mileage?No
Boat Lenght15
Max people18
Moonfleet

Moonfleet

Prices from 30.00
Boat typeSailing Boat
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?No
Unlimited mileage?No
Boat Lenght14
Max people12