Lisbon. The capital of Portugal and the Atlantic, as it is the only capital of Europe with Atlantic beaches. Lisbon was and is the capital of the sea. In the 16th century the caravels and ships that arrived by sea to far India departed from the beaches of the Tagus.
It is located west of Portugal, on the Atlantic Ocean coast, on the right (North) Bank of the Tajo river estuary. The city occupies an area of 84.8 km2. The boundaries of the city, contrary to what usually happens in the big cities, are well delimited within the boundaries of the historical perimeter.
This led to the creation of several cities around Lisbon, such as Loures, Odivelas, Amadora and Oeiras, which are de facto part of their metropolitan perimeter.