Lisbon Christmas tree
From 2005, when it was an entrant in the Guinness World Records, the tree is called the Europe's tallest Christmas tree. The height of the tree varies every year and it was the highest in 2007 at 76 metres (249 ft).
The tree was erected for the first time in Lisbon in 2004 in the Comercio Square. In 2007 it left the Portuguese capital for Porto the country’s second largest city. In 2008 it returned to Lisbon but to the Edward VII Park.
In 2007, the Lisbon Christmas Trees and the Christmas Tree in Bucharest, Romania, both at 76 metres high, competed for the title of the tallest Christmas Tree in Europe. The Lisbon Christmas Tree kept its title as no Christmas tree has been erected in Bucharest in 2009.
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