Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal, Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, located at the mouth of the Tagus River, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula. With an estimated 2017 population of 505,526, it is the largest city in the country.

The first traces of settlement in the area of modern Lisbon date back to 800–600 BC.

In 1147, it was granted city rights by the first King of Portugal, Afonso I (~1109–1185). The Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major, built in 1147, is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Lisbon.

Lisbon has two sites listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site: Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery.

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