Lisbon, Portugal

Ideal for: Culture Cravers, History Buffs, Foodies

  • Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe and one of the oldest in the world, predating modern European capital such as London, Paris, and Rome by centuries.
  • Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal and is one of the Europe’s major economic centers.
  • The city was almost totally destroyed in an earthquake on November 1, 1755. Following the devastating event, rather than rebuilding the medieval town, the prime minister constructed the city center using principles of modern urban design.
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