LISBON, PORTUGAL

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Lisbon honeymoon

The Paellador is renowned for their exotic Paella Dishes.

Lisbon honeymoon

The Castle of Sao Jorge overlooks the City.

Lisbon honeymoon

Lisbon’s Scenic Tagus River Waterfront.

Lisbon honeymoon

Making the best of a Rainy Afternoon in the City Centre.

Lisbon honeymoon

Lisbon’s Downtown Shoppes & Cafes are Superb.
Welcome to Lisbon, Portugal! We had the pleasure of sampling this unique city during our cruise of the Iberian peninsula.  Older than London, Paris and Rome by several centuries, Lisbon is a city ripe with vibrant culture, rich history and diverse architecture. Dating all the way back to 1200 BC, Lisbon has evolved into an important hub for commerce, finance and international trade. Thanks to attractions like the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, the Lisbon Opera House and the Castle of Sao Jorge, the city draws millions of tourists each year. The temperate Mediterranean climate is an ideal showcase for the  subtropical plants on display in the Parque of Eduardo VII. Lisbon was devastated by a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 1755 that caused the death of 30,000 residents. Many of the city’s structures had to be rebuilt but amazingly, the oldest district of Alfama remained intact.
Lisbon boasts two Unesco World Heritage Sites. The Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery both played a significant role in the the Portuguese “Age of Discovery” during the 17th century.  Portugal pioneered exploration for alternative trade routes to South East Asia and eventually established colonies as far off as Brazil, Mozambique  and Goa, India. The iconic Belem Tower fortress was pivotal in defending the Tagus River from French invasion in 1807.
Today’s Lisbon is a city of more than  three million inhabitants. Europe’s westernmost capitol city, Lisbon is an economic powerhouse that brings in nearly 2 million tourists each year. Captured by the Moors in the 8th Century, the city was retaken in 1147 and has been at the forefront of European commerce ever since.  With a brilliant climate, fresh tasty seafood at every turn and world class shopping,  Lisbon has blossomed into a must see European destination. A 7.5-hour flight from Washington DC, Lisbon is quickly gaining popularity as a Cruise Ship stop along the scenic Iberian Peninsula and is the most convenient jump off point to reach the famous village of Sintra (only forty five minutes by train).
Seeing the coastline from the Tagus River is a wonderful way to truly appreciate the city. We saw as much as we could and quite enjoyed the local cuisine. The Paellador offered tasty Paella dishes in an open-air setting. Cassandra enjoyed a traditional dish while I rolled the dice on a “Black Ink” Paella made with Fresh Squid juice. Not going to recommend that one for the faint of heart, but I’m glad I gave it a go. Super Bock Sabor Autentico was the local’s beer of choice and really hit the spot. We loved the shoppes and brought home some of the  fine leather products they are renowned for. This was a phenomenal city that we truly wish we had more time to explore – you’ll need at least two full days to get an accurate flavor and 3-4 would be ideal. Obrigado Lisbon, for leaving us wanting more!
– Sean Rox
www.roxbeach.com

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