Welcome to Lisbon!
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the largest city in the country. It is located in the Southwest of Portugal, in the region known as the Tagus Valley, named after the river of the same name. Lisbon has over two million habitants (including its metropolitan area), and its citizens enjoy good climate conditions with over 200 days of sun per year.
The city has become a popular tourist destination in the recent years. It was recognized as the ‘Best European Desination’ at the 2017 Travel Awards, and the 3rd Best City for doing Erasmus in 2017 , according to a survey by Uniplaces.
As you may probably know already if you are heading here for Erasmus, Lisbon does offer a lot of things for an amazing exchange time. You will find a constant mix of traditional culture and modernity in every street, with pintoresque neighbourhoods like Alfama or Bairro Alto, mixed with a rising amount of technological and services companies that are coming to the city attracted by its favorable conditions.
Student life in Lisbon is interesting and full of opportunities to discover. From the hangouts at the unique viewpoints, to the nights in Bairro Alto, catching waves in Caparica or the charm of getting lost in the city’s labyrinth-like streets, you will probably think of Lisbon as your second home by the time you leave.
We hope you enjoy your time here to the maximum - and we truly believe you will!
The ESN Lisboa Team