"LISBON" Lisbon by pieter_jan_v

Lisbon Travel Guide: 5,316 reviews and 13,127 photos

City on seven hills
Portugal's Capital

Lisbon is the Capital of Portugal. In the area almost 3 million people live of which ~600,000 in the city of Lisbon.

History of Lisbon

According to a legend Lisbon was founded by the Greek hero Odysseus.
Around 1200 BC a Phoenician trading post was grounded and a 1000 years later the Romans took over. When the Roman Empire ended, Suebic and Visigothic settlers came in.

After the Moors conquered the area in 714 the city was renamed al-Ushbuna of al-Ishbunah. The centuries hereafter were characterised by alternating occupacions until in 1147 the city was reclamed by King Alfonso I of Portugal and the Moors were either murdered or chased from the area.

On November, 1 1755 Lisbon was struck by the Great Earthquake in which 15,000 people died.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Something for Everybody
  • Cons:Climbing
  • In a nutshell:City on seven hills
  • Last visit to Lisbon: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    I will revisit Lisbon soon...eeer Miradouro; not miradoura.


    • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
      Oct 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM

      Miradouro it is! Thanks, you're always welcome to re-visted my pages. I just added 120 flower pictures; try to find them :) PJ

  • greekcypriot's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    A nice guide my friend. Keep the good work up.

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2010 at 3:52 AM

    thanks for your comment to my baby bear. yes, he's adorable plush toy :)

  • suvanki's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    A man who loves shopping! Lucky Swanet!-(Or does she think this?) Enjoyed your 'alternative' Lisbon tips Pieter!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2009 at 7:04 AM

    Love it PJ!!! ...especially the camera displays :o) xx

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2009 at 4:02 AM

    Israeli is right, and I did have the instruction manual, but it was written in DUTCH, and who understands THAT ?? ^O^ Good photos, shows us as we truly are with no posing....

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    oh that is so funny

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2009 at 6:06 AM

    I'm in "nedd"of a drink. Very funny pics PJ.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    Hallo P J goede morgen OMG how did you do all that It is just hilarious to see all these great pic's Wonderfully done Jochie Lummel likes it a lot Have a safe trip to Canada soon Ciaooo for now

  • Nathalie_B's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    Bwahh ha ha ha Papa, did Claus see the picture??? BTW, Martin is Israeli, not Israelien although he does look like an Alien LOL


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