The Avenida da Liberdade centre is located in the heart of the largest business district, in the centre of Lisbon. This modern building has many leisure activities nearby, and is across the street from Avenida metro station. Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal and is recognised for its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, international trade, education, and tourism. It is home to one of the largest container ports on Europe's Atlantic coast and is one of the major economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial centre. The Port of Lisbon links the Mediterranean region with north and central Europe, and as well as facilitating commerce between the world's major continent, is a top destination for cruises.