AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 ICONIC ITEMS - THE TAGUS RIVER BRIDGE
Although the Tagus River or 25 de Abril Bridge is no longer one of the world’s true leviathans when compared to more modern engineering feats it is, never-the-less, a truly iconic structure that will be amongst your abiding memories of a cruise to Lisbon. Indeed, the approach by cruise ship into the heart of Lisbon is one of cruising’s grand arrivals and few capital cities can compete with the spectacle afforded by a transit along the Tagus to Lisbon.
Aside from sailing under and docking close to the magnificent Tagus River Bridge, you’ll also cruise right past the Belem Tower, one of Lisbon’s original medieval fortifications and the very spot where many explorers set sail to what to them was, indeed, a new world. Slightly further along the Tagus you’ll glide past the statue that commemorates one of Europe’s greatest sailors and explorers, Henry the Navigator.