A importância do Rio Tejo na história de Lisboa

Thu, 30.03.2017

This week we are going to plan a completely new tour! On Thursday 30th of March, we will discover the story of the river. How has it influenced the life of the city during the centuries? Why has the city been founded here? Where does the name “Lisbon” come from? Beatriz will answer all these questions!

The Tagus was and is a strategic resource for the city, that has always based its economy on it. Since Phoenician times, the river represents a perfect trade route and many anglers, sailors and industry workers have worked on its banks. As you know, Lisbon is a multicultural city and it presented this characteristic also in the past because many populations tried to conquer it. Beatriz will explain the story of the Romans ruins in Campo das Cebolas, and she will tell us about the Discoveries Age when peculiar products could be found only here. During the Industrial Revolution, the river was fundamental for the transportation of raw materials and today hundreds of people go across it for their job…

As you can see the story of Tagus is full of important events. You should join us to know more! The meeting point is on Thursday 30th of March, under the Arch in Rua Augusta at 3.00 p.m. We will relax walking along the river and at the end of the tour we can have a drink all together. We are waiting for you!



Tour Report / Photo Gallery



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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