Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019


About Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and will host the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2018!

Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal with nearly three million people living in the metropolitan area of the city. It is also continental Europe's most western capital city and the only one on the Atlantic coast.
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Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Europe with archeological evidence suggesting settlement in the area dates back to as early as 1200 BC.
Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and warm to hot, dry summers. The weather in May for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is likely to be sunny!

Did you know...

  • 2018 marks the very first time that the Eurovision Song Contest has been held in Portugal.
  • Lisbon boasts some of the finest seafood restaurants in Europe.
  • The Port of Lisbon is one of the biggest in the world.
To learn more about Lisbon, must-see tourism spots and information about public transportation, visit the website of the city's tourism administration.