Lisbon has an unknown origin. We know that the romans named it "Olisipo" and that in 714 it was invaded by the Muslims. In 1147 Lisbon was incorporated to The reign of Portugal. It became its Capital in times of Alfonso I of Portugal.
In the 15th and 16th centuries Lisbon was an economical and trading center. Its harbor distributed the Portuguese Colonies exportations (spices, gold, sugar, and slaves) to Europe.
Well see a monument that commemorates those times, the "Padrao dos Descobrimentos" ...
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