Portuguese cities

If Portugal is the country of your expat dreams but you’re not sure where to settle then read all about the country’s top city Lisbon!


The largest city in Portugal and the nation’s capital, Lisbon boasts a population of over 547,631. The city is the largest westernmost city in Europe and the only capital city located along the Atlantic coast. Lisbons airport sees over 13 million passengers a year pass through its gates and the cities seaport is the second largest container port on Europe’s Atlantic coastline. Lisbon is one the oldest cities in the world predating cities such as London by centuries. Today the city is a hub of international business, trade and tourism and boasts a vibrant lifestyle as a result.


Lisbon is thought to be 400 years older than Rome!

Lisbon’s trams are in fact American

Underneath the city’s streets is the underground roman galleries one of the best attractions in the world. The site is only open to the public once a year for 3.5hours adding to their mystery.

Lisbon was conquered by the Portuguese during the Reconquista

Lisbon is ranked number 1 in the Portuguese most liveable cities survey published yearly by Expresso newspaper.

Main attractions

Lisbon is a history for lovers of history and architecture, its eclectic mixture of new and old gives the city a unique appearance and draws the visitors. The beautiful Jeronimos monastery and the world famous Belem tower are just two of the must see buildings in the city. For fans of the modern you should see the Parque das nacoes, a district that is distinctively 21st century. With the many museums, art galleries and spectacular churches Lisbon has plenty of things to see.