Lisbon (Portugal) Reviews
Description:City: Lisbon / Country: Portugal / World Region: Europe / Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. It is ... more
Lisbon (Portugal) ... also the seat of the district of Lisbon and capital of the Lisbon region. Its municipality, which is the city proper excluding the large contiguous urban agglomeration, has a population of 564,477, and the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in total has around 2,800,000 inhabitants - the largest urban agglomeration of Portugal. Due to its economic output, standard of living, and market size, Greater Lisbon subregion is among the major financial and economic centers of the Iberian Peninsula. It is also the political center of the country, as seat of government and residence of the Head of State. Lisbon hosts two important European Union agencies namely, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), is also headquartered in Lisbon.
Newest Review: ... stadium if I remember correctly) and if you are in Lisbon on holiday, the easiest way to get there by far, unless you have a hire car, is by taxi. Taxis are in abundance to get back to your hotel too, so no worries there. It is quite a beautiful shopping mall, if such a thing can be said and has some great European clothes shops. It's so nice to be able to take unique clothes home without ... more
Customer Lisbon (Portugal) Reviews (8)
by - written on 14/01/10 (Very useful, 12 readings)
The Columbus shopping centre in Lisbon is fantastic and would give any UK shopping mall a run for it's money. It is located out of town (near the football stadium if I remember correctly) and if you are in Lisbon on holiday, the easiest way to get there by far, unless you have a hire car, is by taxi. Taxis are in abundance to get back to your hotel too, so no worries there. It is quite a beautiful shopping mall, if such a thing can be said and has some great European clothes shops. It's so nice to be able to take unique clothes home without breaking the bank. There are some great eateries in the mall too and excellent book and toy shops. I bought a gorgeous perspex Read the complete review
by - written on 13/12/03, updated on 13/12/03 (Very useful, 139 readings)
I go to portugal quite often, and Lisbon is always on the intinery. It' s a place in Europe where it has its own unique vibe. Like London it is a cultural melting pot but hotter in both temperature and spirit. Like England, Portugal once had a vast maritime empire which is evident in the people, the food and the architecture. If you want a quiet place to escape, Lisbon has it. If you want museums, good food and a very good night life then Lisbon has it too. And if you also want to combine city life with beach then this is the place. Points of interest that all visitors should take time to see are the castle for it views, the 16th century Jeronimos ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/11/00, updated on 23/11/00 (Useful, 35 readings)
I went to Lisbon last year but I only spent a day there. From what I saw it was very busy and it is hectic not only at rush hour but at any time. Some parts are quite beautiful. It was interesting but I don't think I would go there again. I don't think that there is enough there to do. Although it was beautiful, I wouldn't recommend it. Mind you I only spent a day there and didn't have much of a chance to see everything so I'm sure other people would have different views but I don't think that it is for me and I wouldn't recommend it. Read the complete review
by - written on 14/08/00, updated on 04/01/10 (Very useful, 68 readings)
Lisbon is one of the friendliest cities I have visited. Sitting on the north bank of the Tagus estuary, 10 miles from the Atlantic, there are many sights to take in. we stayed in the area of Baixa. This is the busiest part of the city especially the central square of Rossio where you can enjoy a relaxing lunch whilst people watching from one of the many pavement cafes. The cafe and nightlife are particularly exciting due to a vibrant African and Latin American influence. Restaurant windows display live lobsters and clams and as well as Portuguese cuisine you can choose dishes from Brazil and Africa. A must to see is "The Elevador de ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/07/00, updated on 10/07/00 (Useful, 96 readings)
I lived in Portugal, in the Lisbon area for twelve years, it is an amazing ,enchanting and magical place, it has a brilliant history, and throughout Lisbon you can seeall the different roots, Roman, African etc. there are many must see places ther, the castle, the aquarium, and the tower. In nearby Belem, you must visit the Torre de Lisboa , and the explorers tower. Find ou whats going on in the exhibition centre, and go to the beautiful cathedral, all these are in walking distance as is a little bakery, or so it seems, that serves very unique cakes, the cakes are called pasteis de nata and you will see them everywhere in Portugal, but these are the original and by far . Read the complete review
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