Friday was a busy day. We were up early for another wonderful huge breakfast and on the bus at 8:30 am. We had a local guide for the day and started out with a city tour.
Lisbon is a very safe and clean city. After the great earthquake in 1755 the city had to start over with many new buildings. They built them in a very uniform style just to get them completed. The result is beautiful! They use many beautiful tiles to add color and beauty. The tiles also are used to protect against the elements.
Famous explorers who represented Portugal during that time were Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Henry the Navigator, Pedro Alvares Cabral, and Ferdinand Magellan.