Lisbon is also a city where it is still possible to establish close social connections with colleagues and neighbours or walk or ride a bike to work. In city neighbourhoods, in addition to local shops, there are leisure areas for children, small coffee houses, and even community vegetable gardens.
The offer of cultural events, such as theatre, concerts, cinema cycles, opera, exhibitions, is wide and affordable and so is access to sports equipment and events, namely those related to nautical sports.
According to the European Commission’s report, Lisbon is the second in the general ranking of XL cities (between 500 thousand and one million inhabitants), which evaluates the performance of European cities in terms of culture and creativity (7).
7. The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, 2019 Edition