Lisbon

Pra├ža do Comercio “Commerce Square”

Lisbon (Portugal) is Europe’s second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to the world’s greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, becoming the first true world city, the capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India).

 

Lisbon Cathedral

Costa da Caparica

Across the 25 April suspension bridge from Lisbon, magnificent sandy beaches stretch south for nearly 30 kilometres from Caparica to Cabo Espichel.

 

25th April bridge

Caparica, itself a fishing village and cluster of guest houses and small hotels, is principally a summer resort for the people of Lisbon.

Aerial photograph of Costa da Caparica