UMass in Lisbon - Culture

Lisbon: fascinating mix of the ancient & the up-to-date

  • The oldest city in western Europe, older than London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years
  • A contemporary city, recognized for its thriving culture
  • A global city, influential in finance, commerce, education, and the arts
  • A city by the sea, with a proud maritime tradition of exploration and discovery

Lisbon: plenty to do, see & experience

  • Charming, relaxed, and easy-going
  • Easy to explore by bicycle, bus, metro, scooter, or on foot
  • Historic architecture, impressive museums
  • Popular traditional music—fado—has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage
  • Celebrated cuisine featured at family-run restaurants across the city