Lisbon is the capital of Portugal. It is a major center of finance, commerce, arts and trade, and one of the oldest cities in the world.
Lisbon is not only the seat of the Portuguese government, but also the largest city in Portugal, having a population of some 553,000 people. It has one of the biggest container ports on Europe's Atlantic coast, and is a popular tourist destination. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content on Lisbon.
Portugal has a rich history of exploring once uncharted seas and lands, such as Brazil and Africa. But that history also has a dark side with colonialism and slave trade. In Lisbon, two separate public projects — a slavery memorial and a museum celebrating Portuguese exploration — have become lightning rods for debate about the country's colonial past. Jake Cigainero has more.
Portugal’s economy is growing. And that is making the country attractive for investors in many sectors, especially the property market. The real estate market is booming – property values are rising and more building is taking place. But locals have few alternatives.
A Portugalia Airlines flight from Stuttgart to Lisbon was cancelled after the co-pilot was found to be drunk and arrested. The 106 passengers have been told they will have to wait two days for the next available flight.
Portugal is booming as a tourist destination, bringing in much needed revenue. But in the capital, Lisbon, locals are starting to feel the downside of mass tourism. In the space of just three years, rents have increased dramatically. And some landlords who want to rent property to tourists are forcing out their tenants. Hagar Jobse reports from Lisbon.
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