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Lisbon Region of Portugal

An overview of the Lisbon Region of Portugal.

This region contains the Lisbon Metropolitan District which included parts of Setubal District. It is the smallest Region in terms of size but holds a population of over 2.8 million, which is 27% of the population of Portugal.

Geography of the Lisbon Region 

The main towns are Lisbon, Cascais, Palmela and Setubal. Lisbon is sat just south of the middle of Portugal on the west coast.

The region surrounds the mouth of the River Tejo, and you can follow the river inland from the nightlife of Estoril, Cascais and Lisbon to the quite riverside towns of the Ribatejo, literally the banks of the Tejo, and beyond. The river actually starts in Spain, there is it called the Targus.
The largest bridge across the river, the Vasco da Gama Bridge, has a total length of 17.2 km and is the longest bridge in Europe.

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Main places to visit

Lisbon, being Portugal's capital city, has everything you would expect from a European cosmopolitan city. There are lots of shops, restaurants and cafes. There are parks, museums and churches, the Lisbon Zoo, Lisbon Aquarium and so much more.


There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Lisbon Region. The Monastery of the Hieronymites and Belém Tower in Lisbon; and the Cultural Landscape of Sintra.


Sintra is one of Portugal’s most luxurious and romantic towns - that has served as a great source of inspiration for poets and writers.


The coastal towns of Estoril and Cascais are the most wealthy districts of this region and property is expensive here. The Estoril coast is great for watersports and golf with calm sandy south facing beaches. Many international sailing events take place in Cascais.


Transport

Lisbon airport also known as Lisbon Portela Airport, it is the main international gateway to Portugal. It is one of the largest airports in Southern Europe and has two main runways. The airport code is LIS.

There are good inter-regional motorway and train links, as you would expect form the countries capital city. There is a mixture of toll and free motorways around this region. The motorways here are all on the Via Verde system with toll-booth, where you stop and pay as you use it at the toll booth (or use the green lanes if you have a Via Verde sensor fitted to your vehicle).

There are also 2 national bus depots in Lisbon as well as mainline stations with connections north, east and south. Lisbon has an underground sytem - Lisbon Metro- connecting all parts of the city. 


Regional Tourist Authority

Visitlisboa.com is the official Lisbon Tourism Department website.

VisitPortugal.com

 

Within Lisbon Region

This region consists of the Metropolital Area of Lisbon, which has 18 Municipalities. 

Alcochete
Almada
Amadora
Barreiro
Cascais
Lisboa
Loures
Mafra
Moita
Montijo
Odivelas
Oeiras
Palmela
Seixal
Sesimbra
Setúbal
Sintra
Vila Franca de Xira

 

Other Regions of Portugal

North, Central, Alentejo, Algarve

There are many Real Estate Agents in Portugal and also some companies that are not Licenced Estate Agents but just advertise properties, be careful to know who you are dealing with.

Hey Portugal Property is a licenced Real Estate Agent operating along the Silver Coast from Leiria to Lisbon.

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