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Lisbon Airport Map and Lisbon city information
Lisbon City has a well blended mixture of business, culture, arts, media, entertainment and tourism. For this reason it is referred to as the Alpha World City. Located in the Southern European country of Portugal, the city is the 12th most populous urban area in the European Union. It covers an administrative area of 84.8km2, holding a population of about half a million citizens within this region.
The city experiences a mild Subtropical-Mediterranean climate. Winters are relatively warm with temperatures averaging 15.2°C. This runs from December to February. Summers last for six months from May to October with temperatures averaging 25°C.
Lisbon City has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar himself made it a municipium. It has several historical sites with the Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery being declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The city’s architecture is simply exemplary with several sights and sounds to match.
The city has several theatres offering several cultural agendas. The creme of these is the Lisbon Opera House where one can feast on brilliant artistic performances. The monument of Christ the King, similar to the Corcovado monument in Rio de Janeiro, stands as a thanksgiving monument to Portugal being saved from the ruins of World War II.
The Pombaline Baixa is a brilliant district. It is the heart of the city. After the devastating earthquake of 1755, earthquake-proof structures were erected within this region as the city begun reconstruction.
Some of the other attractions include Chiado, a traditional shopping area offering various souvenir items, and The Bairro Alto, the heart of Lisbon’s nightlife. One other attraction you cannot miss is the Baroque-Neoclassical Estrela Basilica. Built on a hill, it can be viewed from quite a distance.
The city also has beautiful parks where one can enjoy a stroll. The Parque Eduardo VII is the largest park in the city. At par with the rich beauty and history of the city, the park offers a perfect relaxing spot for holiday revellers and residents at large.