Saturday, September 13, 2014

Canary Islands Cruise October 2013 - Lisbon.

Our next cruise took us to the Canary Islands, and on the way there our first stop was Lisbon Portugal.
 We had been there a few times before but always stayed in the main part of the city. This time we had booked a private tour with 6 others which was to take us around the city and surrounding area.

Looking over the Alfama district towards the Triumphal Arch.

Carmo Convent ruined during the Great Lisbon earthquake of 1755.

Rossio railway station...and Starbucks.

Memorial to the Carnation revolution in Edward VII park.
The revolution was a military coup on April 25th 1974.

It was named the Carnation Revolution as almost no shots were fired and the people celebrated the end of the dictatorship by putting carnations in the muzzles of the rifles and on the soldiers uniforms.

Freedom Day is celebrated on April 25th every year by the Portuguese.

Lisbon Cathedral.

Sao Jorge Castle.

Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora is a 17th century church and is one of the most important monasteries in the country, and is the final resting place of most of the Braganza monarchs of Portugal.

Monastery of Jeronimos.

Sculpture of Christ in Death under the altar of Jeronimos Monastery.

Looking over the Alfama district to the Tagus River and the April 25th Bridge shrouded in mist.
More photos from Lisbon to follow in the next post.

1 comment:

da tabbies o trout towne said...

jackie...the scroll work on the buildings iz spectacular, and a very interesting fact about the carnation revolution....makes one wonder what the world would be like if all nations followed the like... ♥