Pictures of the day!-304

Post navigation

Yesterday evening, we arrived in the capital of Portugal but it was too dark to take good photos. Therefore, we decided to have dinner and a look around Lisbon tomorrow. We left the hotel after breakfast and crossed the “25th of April Bridge” which is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge due to its design.

Pictures of the day!-304Crossing the Tagus River

Pictures of the day!-304.2Looks quite similar to the Golden Gate Bridge

On the other side, we stopped at the statue of “Christ the King”. It is based on the Christ statue in Rio de Janeiro which the iglidur®-car has seen during its stay in Brazil 2014.

Pictures of the day!-304.3Cristo Rei

After the short stay, we continued our tour and stopped at the Vasco da Gama Tower for another photo. The tower is named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama who arrived in India in 1498 as the first European by sail.

Pictures of the day!-304.4The Vasco da Gama Tower

Before lunch, we visited one UNESCO World Heritage Site which was the Jerónimos Monastery.

Pictures of the day!-304.5The Jerónimos Monastery with an impressive detailed facade

After lunch, we went to a famous pastry shop in Lisbon where we ate more than one Pastel de nata. Together with an espresso, it is perfect.

Pictures of the day!-304.6One of the best desserts!

On the bank of the Tagus River one can find the Padrão dos Descobrimentos which is a monument to celebrate the Portuguese Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. At that time, many ships departed from Lisbon to explore and trade with Inda and the Orient.

Pictures of the day!-304.7The iglidur®-car is an adventurer as well

The final stop of the day was the western end of Europe – Cabo da Roca.

Pictures of the day!-304.8The cross symbolizes the westernmost extent of Europe

Pictures of the day!-304.9Three adventurer at today’s goal

With sunburn and a lot of impressions, we went back to the hotel to get some sleep and be ready for the upcoming week in Portugal.