Lisbon is Portugal's most populous and global city, renowned worldwide due to its economic, artistic, and tourist popularity.
Year after year, the number of visitors to Lisbon has increased, due to the city's cutting-edge global events, unbeatable quality of life, and huge popularity, as attested by the World Travel Awards. The Humberto Delgado Airport, located in the centre of Lisbon, receives more than 20 million passengers annually, and the city is connected to all the main road and rail networks in Europe, making it an important meeting point in the global world and a great base to travel from.
Throughout the centuries, the city we know today thrived around commerce, cafés, and theatres, and this bohemian essence is still very present today, as well as the fashion shops and luxury goods that we can find in the Chiado and Liberdade Avenue areas.
The city also offers more than a hundred parks and gardens, as well as one of the mildest climates in Europe. It is also known for its numerous public and private hospitals and clinics, which provide exemplary health care, as well as public and international schools and universities of European standing. All with an affordable lifestyle that make it on of the best places to buy property in Europe!
In the "bairros", the typical neighbourhoods that grew along the city's seven hills, you will find another Lisbon where the traditions of the past are still very much present!
When walking along the cobbled streets you'll probably hear fado being sung live, the traditional music of Portugal that captivates by its melancholic resonance and the unique sound of the Portuguese guitar. In the "tavernas", locals and foreigners alike enjoy delicious Portuguese cuisine and Lisbon’s welcoming atmosphere, in a constant celebration of life's simple pleasures. But the highlight of life in the "bairros" is during the Popular Saints festivities in June, when the party takes to the streets and between colourful marches, jugs of wine and grilled sardines the city becomes a vibrant mix of aromas, colours and sounds, and everyone is invited to raise a glass to life and dance to the sound of the Portuguese lifestyle.