Lisbon

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Lisbon (; Portuguese: Lisboa; [liʒˈboɐ] (listen)) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon's urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 10th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, which represents approximately 27% of the country's population. It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost portions of its metro area, the Portuguese Riviera, form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, culminating at Cabo da Roca.
Lisbon is recognised as an alpha-level global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. Lisbon is one of two Portuguese cities (alongside Porto) to be recognised as a global city. It is one of the major economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest container ports on Europe's Atlantic coast. Additionally, Humberto Delgado Airport served 29 million passengers in 2018, being the busiest airport in Portugal, the 3rd busiest in the Iberian Peninsula and the 20th busiest in Europe. The motorway network and the high-speed rail system of Alfa Pendular links the main cities of Portugal to Lisbon. The city is the 9th-most-visited city in Southern Europe, after Istanbul, Rome, Barcelona, Milan, Athens, Venice, Madrid and Florence with 3,539,400 tourists in 2018. The Lisbon region has a higher GDP PPP per capita than any other region in Portugal. Its GDP amounts to US$96.3 billion and thus $32,434 per capita. The city occupies the 40th place of highest gross earnings in the world. Most of the headquarters of multinational corporations in Portugal are located in the Lisbon area. It is also the political centre of the country, as its seat of government and residence of the head of state.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the second-oldest European capital city (after Athens), predating other modern European capitals by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city and since then it has been the political, economic and cultural center of Portugal.

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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Central Mosque of Lisbon

Estádio José Alvalade

Estádio da Luz

Estádio da Luz (1954)

Lisbon Zoo

25th of April Bridge

Alentejo

Alfama

Almourol Castle

Amoreiras Shopping Center

Belém Palace (Palacio de Belém)

Berlengas Archipelago

Bica Funicular (Elevador da Bica)

Carmo Convent (Igreja do Carmo)

Carmo Square (Largo do Carmo)

Cascais

Castelo de Sao Jorge (St George's Castle)

Church of Sao Roque (Igreja de Sao Roque)

Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio)

Edward VII Park (Parque Eduardo VII)

Electricity Museum

Estoril

Estrela Basilica

Evora

Fado Museum

Freeport Outlet Alcochete

Jardim Da Estrela

Lapa District

Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa)

Lisbon Zoo (Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa)

Mafra National Palace

Maritime Museum (Museu de Marinha)

Marquis of Pombal Square (Praça Marques do Pombal)

Miradouro da Graça

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

Miradouro São Pedro de Alcantara

Monastery of St Jerome (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos)

Museum of Amalia Rodrigues (Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu)

National Archaeology Museum

National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches)

National Museum of Ancient Art

National Pantheon of Santa Engracia

National Sanctuary of Christ the King

National Tile Museum

Oceanário de Lisboa

Orient Museum (Museu do Oriente)

Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Discoveries Monument)

Palacio Foz

Palmela Castle (Castelo de Palmela)

Pena National Palace

Praça da Figueira

Praça Martim Moniz

Principe Real Garden (Jardim do Principe Real)

Queluz Palace

Restauradores Square

Rossio Square

Santa Justa Lift

Tomar

Vasco da Gama Tower

Águas Livres Aqueduct

Baixa (Lower Town)

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