Thursday, 29 June 2017

Lisbon Portugal

The ship docked in Lisbon, city of 7 hills, on a hot and sunny day. The Crown Princess sailed up the Tagus River under the  April 25th Bridge.

This bridge was called  Ponte Salazar, but after the Carnation  revolution renamed for the day  the government was overturned,
Beautiful   historic  church  Se Cathedral.
Large  squares  with bright white  buildings; Neo Classical influenced,  grace the city that was devastated during an earthquake in 1755.Only the Alfama  Moorish  quarter survived.
Relaxing in park  in front of cathedral , cooling breeze

Placa do Comerica

Crossed over the 25th of April Bridge to Almada  a modern  subdivision of Lisbon; to visit the Cristo de Rei  sanctuary.

This was  modeled after  Rio De Janeiro Christ the Redeemer. Soars high above the Tagus River  and the bridge. Quite spectacular to see.
Returning to  Lisbon  off to see Belem Tower, 16th century  lighthouse, prison  defensive tower.

Not far away from  Belem is the Monument  of the Discoveries. It is shaped like a prow of a ship. It represents  a 3 sailed ship  with sculptures Vasco de Gama, Magellan, Cabal  , Prince Henry  the Navigator  at the prow holding  a small vessel. 
note the mosaic tiles  , beautiful.

Busy  city.
 Beautiful to visit...

1 comment:

Rosanne said...

Awesome sights!