Urban tourism The Most Surprising Charms of Lisbon
With a rich history dating back to the Phoenicians, Lisbon is older than Rome, as Europe´s second oldest city after Athens. Since 1200 BC, the mouth of the beautiful Tagus River has been one of the most sought-after ports in the world, where visitors can sail the waters of Magellan, Vasco de Gama and Prince Henry the Navigator. On land, the famous trams that still crawl through the city were originally called “Americanos,” with origins in 1800´s New York City and later becoming iconic in San Francisco. Looking for a panoramic view? Lisbon is chock-full of lookouts, many with bars and restaurants, with views of terra cotta rooftops and boats cruising along the sea and river.