Lisbon : Portugal


What It Is Like to Retire in Lisbon

The largest city in Portugal and one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is a diverse global city home to a population of about 3,000,000 within the metropolitan area. It is the westernmost European capital city, and one of the only along the Atlantic coast. The Lisbon region is the wealthiest in Portugal. It is the host of many international conferences, a corporate center of Europe, and a political powerhouse. Lisbon is an architectural dreamscape filled with many different neighborhoods to explore. Photo of Alcântara from the Port of Lisbon courtesy of Wikipedia and Carlos Paes (public domain); photo of View from the São Jorge Castle, including the Praça do Comércio on the waterfront, courtesy of Wikipedia and Peter K Burian, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Lisbon and Home Prices

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What Is Special about Lisbon

Lisbon is an incredibly historical but modern city on the coast that offers a wide array of activity year-round for active retirees. It has long-held traditions in sports (particularly soccer and pro-surfing), music, food (particularly seafood), and is easily reached by Europe's major areas. It's also one of the safest cities in Europe. 


What Is Not Special about Lisbon

Lisbon, as one of the most visited cities in western Europe, gets extremely touristy, particularly in the summer.


Who Will Like Retirement in Lisbon

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Local Economy Is Driven by

the service sector


Climate and Physical Environment

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Lisbon has a very vibrant cultural scene, which includes hundreds of outdoor concerts and events that go on until the end of fall: film festivals, international rock festivals, and of course, plenty of Portugese events as well. There are many famous museums in the city, including the National Museum of Ancient Art. 



According to Global Peace Index ratings, Lisbon is the 16th most peaceful country in the world. Within the city center, petty tourist-related crimes are common, but violent crime is not extreme.


Medical Facilities

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Lisbon has an extensive and reliable public transporation network, and is also an easily-reached hub of Europe by plane and train.


Valuable Links

Lisbon on Wikipedia


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