The panoramic drive along Lisbon city center will include some of the city highlights – Comércio and Rossio Squares, Liberty Avenue, and Marquês de Pombal Square, named after the man who rebuilt the city after Lisbon’s great earthquake in 1755. At Edward VII Park there will be some time for photos where you can admire fine views over the Castle of St George, downtown Lisbon, and the River Tagus.
Your drive will continue passing the Bullring Square and Lisbon’s impressive 18th- century stone aqueduct, which is 11 miles long and until recently was used to bring fresh water into Lisbon.
Cross the April 25th Suspension Bridge, one of the world’s longest suspension bridges, which connects the city of Lisbon to the southern margin. The bridge was built in 1966 and is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, due to their similarities (they were also built by the same construction company). After a brief photo stop at Christ the King Statue we continue to the monumental area of Belém. We visit Jerónimos Monastery (Church) founded by King Manuel and designed by the architect Boytac and is considered one of the most prominent monasteries in Portugal.
We continue to Belém Tower, which was built built to commemorate the explorer Vasco da Gama’s expedition and the Monument to the Discoveries, which was unveiled as part of the 500-year anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator.