Tuesday, October 30, 2012


"MARCONI" has arrived this morning in Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in the World and  the Westernmost largest city located in Europe. Lisbon is the Capital of Portugal with a population of 2.8 million people living in its Metropolitan Area. This beautiful and historic city is considered to be a "global city" due to its finance, commerce, international trade, arts, education and tourism. Photos above by local photographer and Maritime Historian, Luis Miguel Correia, GALILEO GALILEI, early seventies and "GUGLIELMO MARCONI" in 1976 already in service with ITALIA LINE on the Europe to South America route.
 JERONIMOS MONASTERY built during the 16th century, one of the main tourist attractions in Lisbon
BELEM TOWER also built in the 16th century to be a defense site and a ceremonial gateway to the city of Lisbon, both Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower are since 1983 classified has UNESCO HERITAGE SITES, both photos by Alves Gaspar

 Photos of CASCAIS, ESTORIL and SINTRA, some of the most visited places in the all of Portugal, situated just about 30/45 minutes from the city of Lisbon, photos taken from the internet.
Apart from the city of Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril and Sintra, passengers on board "MARCONI" have available an excursion to FATIMA. The SANCTUARY OF FATIMA is the focus of visitors and pilgrims, FATIMA is commonly associated with the "Marian Apparitions" that occured in 1917 and later recognized by the Catholic Chruch.

"MARCONI" will depart Lisbon tomorrow at 12.00
Destination: Malaga, E.T.A. 1.11.2012 at 07.00
Distance from Lisbon to Malaga 275 nm
Average speed: 20.50 knots
Temperature today in Lisbon: 20 C

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