Legend states that Ulysses founded Lisbon, calling it Olisipo. Others claim that the name is Phoenician, but all agree it’s one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations. On All Saints’ Day in 1755 a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the city. The Baixa (Lower City) was rebuilt on neo-classical lines that still form the heart of the city. The elegant ‘City of Explorers’ overlooks the River Tagus, and offers a number of distinctive neighborhoods to discover. Tour the Alfama, where the winding streets still retain much of their Moorish atmosphere. Stroll to Bairro Alto and hear the melodious sounds of Portugal’s Fado music. Nearby excursions transport you to the lavish 18th-century palace of Queluz and Sintra’s Royal Palace.
THINGS TO KNOW
Port Name & Location
Ship will EMBARK Voyage 2 and DISEMBARK Voyage 1 and 3 at the Port of Lisbon
Lisbon is known for its white-bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways, and beautiful beaches.
Currency & Shopping
European Currency (EUR)
Local crafts, souvenirs, wine and leather goods.
MAY Average Temparatures
71º F high / 56º F low
WET (Western European Time)
UTC/GMT +1 hour
The local language is Portuguese. Say “I do not speak Portuguese” in their language “eu não falo português.”
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