In the 4th century B.C. the Fenicians founded the city of Lisbon at a natural bay so lovely and calm that they called it Allis Ubbo, what later transformed in the name of Lisbon. All the people that passed here arrived to the city through the emblematic river Tagus, 17 km away from the Atlantic Ocean. On an agreeable trip you will be able to observe the seven legendary hills of Lisbon, as well as its main monuments, just like the famous Portuguese navigators on their way back from their marvellous discoveries watched them.
A possible sailing cruise can start at the Doca do Espanhol in Alcantâra, it will pass underneath the Bridge over the Tagus with a wonderful view of this 1966 engineer project and the Christ King monument on the other side of the river.
Along the coast you will reach Belém with a unique perspective over the two of the most emblematic monuments of Lisbon; the Tower of Belém and the Monument of Discoveries and the wonderful Imperio Square with Hieronimyth Monastery and the Palace of Belém.
Then returning to sail up the river, this time you will pass by all the reconstructions of the 18th century after the huge earthquake of 1755, it’s downtown Lisbon, or the so-called “Baixa” and probably Lisbon’s most beautiful square: Praça de Comercio.
You will have a magnificent view over the two oldest hills of Lisbon, the Bairro Alto and Alfama. As we continue, you will have the National Panteon in one eye-corner and the “straw-sea” and far away the Vasco da Gama bridge, the most recent connection of Lisbon to the South of the country.
If the tides and the duration of the trip permit, you will be able to sail along the former location of Expo´98 and finally return to Doca do Espanhol.