Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 552,700 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2.
About 3 million people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area,which represents 27% of the country’s population. Lying in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus, it is continental Europe’s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia.
Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal.
Sintra is a municipality Lisbon Region of Portugal, considered part of the Portuguese Riviera.
It is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although its heritage in buildings and nature is the most visible face of the historic individuality of Sintra, a whole literary heritage has made the area a legendary reference in Portuguese culture.
In addition to the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, the parishes of the town of Sintra are dotted with royal retreats, estates, castles and other buildings, including the mediaeval Castelo dos Mouros, the Pena National Palace and the Sintra National Palace.
Our Lisbon gallery also covers Sintra & Bellem