Lisbon, the capital and largest city of Portugal, is the westernmost capital in mainland Europe, located on the Atlantic Ocean coast at the point where the river Tagus flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the major economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest container ports on Europe's Atlantic coast.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world and is the oldest city in Western Europe, predating other capitals such as London, Paris and Rome. Its cobbled streets and occasionally black and white tiled streets are more often than not surrounded by colourful and classic buildings. The varying landscapes and sloping hills, along with the 25 de April Bridge that links Lisbon to Almada, are both reminiscent of a San Francisco-like backdrop.
Lisbon has a long, rich and varied history which includes a unique pattern of immigration where immigrants were accepted members of the community; as a result there is much racial tolerance in modern-day Lisbon. This accepting community along with a liberal government contributes to the many reasons as to why Lisbon can be such an incredible city to live in.
Lisbon has had a revival in the last 20 years, as many of its older neighbourhoods were revamped, thus creating, in some areas, a juxtaposition between old architectural buildings and newer modern ones. Lisbon’s interesting history, beautiful setting and high quality of life makes the prospect of investing in Lisbon’s real estate a very attractive one.
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