Culture in Lisbon

Portuguese culture is based on a past that dates from prehistoric times into the eras of the Roman and Moorish invasions. All have left their traces in a rich legacy of archaeological remains.

Throughout the centuries, Portugal's arts have been enriched by foreign influences, including Flemish, French and Italian. The voyages of the Portuguese discoverers opened the country to Oriental influences and the shipping home of Brazil's wealth of gold and jewels fed the Baroque flame of decoration. Throughout the city you will find museums, gardens, monuments and an assortment of events where local and historical culture comes to life.

It has never been easy to describe this city's culture so we decided to focus on some of the areas that make Lisbon unique:


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