Lisbon has two sites listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site: Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. Furthermore, in 1994, Lisbon was the European Capital of Culture and, in 1998, organised the Expo '98 (1998 Lisbon World Exposition).
The 1755 Lisbon earthquake, in combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, took the lead in ordering the rebuilding of the city, and was responsible for the creation of the elegant financial and commercial district of the Baixa Pombalina (Pombaline Lower Town).
Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal. It is the largest city of Portugal. The city has a population of about half million people. In Lisbon's urban area live around 2.8 million people, being the 10th-most populous urban area in the European Union. Lisbon is placed on the right bank (western) of the Tagus River, near the outfall.
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Lisbon District (Portuguese: Distrito de Lisboa, pronounced [disˈtɾitu dɨ liʒˈboɐ] ) is a district located in the South Central Portugal, the district capital is the city of Lisbon, also the national capital. From its creation until 1926, it included the area of the current Setúbal District.
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- Lisbon metropolitan aurie
- Lisbon metropolitan aurie
- Rolling stock
The Lisbon Metro is the rapid transit system in Lisbon, Portugal. Opened in December 1959, it was the first metro system in Portugal. As of 2017, the system's four lines total 44.5 kilometres of route and serve 56 stations.
The idea of building a system of underground railways for the city of Lisbon first arose in 1888. It was first proposed by Henrique de Lima e Cunha, a military engineer who had published a proposal in the journal Obras Públicas e Minas for a network with several lines that could
Construction began on 7 August 1955, and four years later, on 29 December 1959, the Lisbon Metro was inaugurated. The network was formed by a Y-shaped line linking Restauradores to Rotunda, branching then to Entre Campos and to Sete Rios, where the rolling stock depot which was a
In the 1980s, additional extensions to the metro network began to be studied. An extension from Alvalade to Calvanas was planned to begin construction in 1980 and the extension from Sete Rios to Colégio Militar was expected to begin construction in 1982. In 1984, works ...
Metro service starts every day at 06:30 and stops at 01:00. However, some station exits close before 01:00. Trains run at a 5–8 minutes headway.
There are two methods of payment: 1. The contactless Cartão 7 Colinas/Viva Viagem card 2. The contactless Lisboa Viva card which can also double up as monthly passes Both cards can also be used on other modes of transport like Fertagus, CP and the Transtejo & Soflusa ferry ...
Currently, four types of trains are in service on the Lisbon Metro. Unlike most metro systems, the trains do not have any form of air conditioning due to the small size of the tunnels. 1. ML90 series 2. ML95 series 3. ML97 series 4. ML99 series
The architecture and decor of an underground station is a key element for the well-being of passengers, and art works to make travel more appealing. Lisbon Metro is one of the various underground systems in the world where art is best represented, much like the Munich U-Bahn in Germany, Moscow Metro in Russia, Montreal Metro in Canada and the Stockholm metro in Sweden. From the beginning, there was a concern to make a smooth visual transition between surface and underground. Architect Francisco
- Airport expansion
Humberto Delgado Airport, also known simply as Lisbon Airport or Portela Airport, is an international airport located 7 km northeast from the city centre of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The airport is the main international gateway to Portugal. It is the 20th-largest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume, having served 31,173,000 passengers in 2019, an increase over the previous year of 7.4%. As of 2019 the airport handled 141 thousand tonnes of cargo. It is an important European hu
The airport opened on 15 October 1942, during World War II, and initially operated in conjunction with the Cabo Ruivo Seaplane Base: seaplanes performed transatlantic flights, and passengers were transferred onto continental flights operating from the new airport. As a neutral ai
The airport is now surrounded by urban development, being one of the few airports in Europe located inside a major city. This led to a national debate on whether to keep the present location or to build a new airport; the last option was chosen. Initially, Ota, a village 50 km north of Lisbon, was chosen as one of the sites for the new airport. In 2007 an independent study coordinated by the Portuguese Industry Confederation suggested Alcochete as an alternative location. A military training fac
In February 2015, Lisbon city council unanimously agreed to propose that the name of Lisbon International Airport, known as Portela due to its geographical location, be changed to Humberto Delgado Airport. The proposal, tabled by the Socialist leadership under former Mayor António Costa, was agreed to by councillors from across party lines. The Portuguese government under current Prime Minister António Costa, announced in February 2016 that Lisbon Portela Airport would be renamed on 15 ...
Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport features two passenger terminal buildings
The Treaty of Lisbon (initially known as the Reform Treaty) is an international agreement that amends the two treaties which form the constitutional basis of the European Union (EU). The Treaty of Lisbon was signed by the EU member states on 13 December 2007, and entered into force on 1 December 2009.
- 18 December 2007
- Amends existing treaties, (EURATOM, TFEU and TEU)
- 13 December 2007
- Lisbon, Portugal
The 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, impacted on Portugal on the morning of Saturday, 1 November, Feast of All Saints, at around 09:40 local time. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami , the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas.