After days at the mercy of the waves and winds Pietro Querini on August 29th, 1431 managed to arrive at the port of Lisbon.

From Pietro Querini’s diary (P.Nelli, 2007): For two days and nights with the wind in our sails swelling we went straight to the places where we could provide for our needs. […] But adverse fortune did not like things going well and procured fearful accidents with the breaking of some rudder supports […] . Instead of iron supports we used leather holsters and this solution worked until we arrived in Lisbon on August 29th.
Here we put the rudder in place and restocked with food and necessities. On September 24th we resumed the sea on the route of our long voyage.

Lisbon Today

Lisbon, the bustling capital of Portugal, is a city steeped in history, culture and charm.

Located on the banks of the Tagus River, Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Europe, dating back more than two thousand years. Its architecture majestically blends medieval, Renaissance and Baroque elements, creating a unique cityscape. Its picturesque neighborhoods, from the narrow cobblestone streets of Alfama to the elegant squares of Baixa, invite you to explore every corner of the city.

Lisbon is also famous for its historic streetcars that climb hills and for the breathtaking views from miradouros, the viewpoints. With a vibrant cultural scene, world-class museums, delicious cuisine, and a lively nightlife, Lisbon enchants visitors with its irresistible mix of tradition and modernity.

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