Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas
Minnetonka, MN 55343 USA
As the eleventh-most populated city in the European Union, Lisbon has a metro area home to nearly a third of Portugal's population. The city provides stunning views thanks to its strategic position along the waterways of the Atlantic Ocean and Tagus River. As one of the major economic centers of Europe, the growth of the Lisbon skyline is from its strong financial sector and place as the largest container port on the Atlantic Coast in Europe.
Although Lisbon is home to many historic buildings, its infrastructure is well-developed with an advanced motorway network and high speed rail system, linking Lisbon to other major cities throughout Portugal. The Castle of São Jorge (St. George Castle) is a prominent Moorish castle seen in many Lisbon panoramic pictures, situated on a hill overlooking the city's historic center. An awesome example of medieval architecture, this is one of the major tourist attractions in the region. Christo Rei (Christ the King Statue) is a Catholic monument and shrine, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, its arms stretched to welcome visitors to the city. A modern construction in the Lisbon skyline is the April 25th Bridge, a red suspension bridge spanning the Tagus River and port of Lisbon.
While the iconic architecture seen in Lisbon skyline panoramas holds stunning views, the fascination with Lisbon is perhaps also because of it being among the oldest cities in the world, and oldest in Western Europe. Surprising to many, Lisbon predates other behemoths such as Rome, London and Paris by hundreds of years. Whether you are interested in the historical significance of its architecture or have fascination in its place in European development, Lisbon photos hold many points of interest that captivate our imagination.