Yesterday tour has been amazing! Our teacher Beatriz explained to us how the Tagus river has influenced Lisbon along the centuries, telling also the story of the foundation of the city. In the past, different populations have lived here, and it’s still possible to admire what they have left, for example at Casa dos Bicos in Campo das Cebolas, where there are many Romans ruins. Beatriz showed us that until the earthquake of 1755 Lisbon was one of the safest city in Europe, thanks to the Medieval walls that arrived directly in the water of the river. Only after Marquess do Pombal reconstruction, the city started to present the actual architecture. Yesterday we have also seen the old arsenal, that attracted many craftsmen and created new jobs during the Discoveries Age. Moreover, during that time, so many ships have been built that all the wood in this area finished, and Portuguese people were forced to go to the Black Forest to find more. Yesterday we have taught that the river is linked with all the events of Lisbon history and still represents an important resource for the city.
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