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"Welcome to LISBON" Lisbon by Leipzig

Lisbon Travel Guide: 5,363 reviews and 13,312 photos

Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since 13th century. It has today around 600,000 inhabitants - together with "Greater Lisbon" two million people. The name comes from the word "Olissipo", which has its origins in the Phoenician words "Allis Ubbo", meaning "enchanting port" - suitable name in my eyes. The city centre was almost completely destroyed by the great earthquake of 1755. Nevertheless, the city has grown progressively and in 1998 the Expo took place here.

  • Last visit to Lisbon: Aug 1998
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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