Cruising on The River Tagus in Lisbon

Today we went on a 2 hour boat cruise on the River Tagus around Lisbon, Portugal, boarding at Commercio Square. On the way there we met some guys by Rossion Metro who offered to take some pictures for us as we were taking them of each other. I thought they were lovers, but it turned out they were brothers!

Me with the guys:

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One was called Pina and the other ones name I don’t think I ever knew. We exchanged numbers and arranged to go out with them that evening. We rushed to board the boat and just made it before they were going to leave.

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With us being late all the good spots on the top deck were taken, so we stayed downstairs:

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Here are some of the sights we saw, Yaay Cable Cars:

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Praca Commercio:

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Christo Rei, a replica of the Brazilian statue of Jesus (Cristo Redentor) in Rio:

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Ponte de 25 Abril – The original name of the structure was the Salazar Bridge when it was built in 1966 after the dictator. You might recognize this bridge as similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco because it was designed by the same person.

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Padrao dos Descobrimentos – Known in English as the Monument to the Discoveries, this sculpture was dedicated in 1960 to honor the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator. It’s designed in the shape of a caravel, with Henry in front holding a small caravel, and other famous explorers (like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral [who discovered Brazil]) in line behind him.

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Torre de Belem – The Belem Tower is an imposing monument that dates from around 1515 and was built as a fortress to protect Lisbon harbour. It commemorates the period of Portugal’s overseas expansion and Empire building.

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A man and his boat:

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The only downside to the cruise was no food and no English Commentary!Saturday 7th April

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