Lisbon, a city on seven hills, is a beautiful sight from the river Tagus. When we arrived we cruised under a suspension bridge that looks a lot like the Golden Gate Bridge. We docked in an area of the city called the Alcantara. We went on two discover forays into the city noting the three funiculars that carry one from the foot of the hill to the top, the multicolored houses, and pedestrian streets especially in the Alfama district. This morning we visited the Maritime Museum, Jeronimo’s Monastery and the Belem Tower.
It is difficulty to communicate the beauty of Lisbon in words and it is a beautiful city. The population in the city is 600,000, down from 1,000,000 just a few years ago. The population including the surrounding suburbs is an additional 1,000,000 making the population for the area 1.6 million.
We departed the city about 5:30 p.m. and sailed out to the Atlantic to head towards Portimao, Portugal. We will dock there at 8:00 a.m.