Tour Locations | Lisbon and the Tagus River
LOCATION 19 | Lisbon and the Tagus River
Ribeira das Naus
Continue straight along the river. Soon you'll get to “Ribeira das Naus,” which means river of the boats. It was here that the caravels were built and repaired. These boats were used by Portuguese navigators to sail to India, Brazil and other far away places.
The wood used to build these ships was stored under water in the Tagus river so it would not rot. There’s still enough wood stored in the river to build some nice caravels.
If you keep following the river, you'll arrive at the most beautiful esplanade in Lisbon. Once you're there, you can pick a lounge chair, listen to the waves and take some photos of the river. If you feel like having a refreshment, there's a kiosk. We love to have a glass of cold Favaios, an aperitif made in the Douro region with muscatel grapes.
Look out for windows covered with polarized glass and placed at an angle next to the kiosk. These windows offer great opportunities for self-portraits. You can take a fabulous selfies with the river in the background.
Keep walking for another minute or so. I'll let you know when you get there.