Can you guess where in the world this destination is from the clues below?

Word Clue

This city, built on seven hills, is older than Beijing, Singapore, London, Paris and even Rome. Home to its own wine region, this country supports 70% of the world’s wine production. This vibrant city boasts a history of culture, architectural character, and great food and wine.

Where in the World is This Destination?

Lisbon (Lisboa), Portugal

Lisbon (pronounced liz-ben) is the capital of Portugal and home to 600,000 residents (2.8 million in the metropolitan area), 98% of who speak Portuguese, the official language of Portugal. According to most estimates, Lisbon is more than four centuries older than Rome and is the second oldest European capital after Athens. Lisbon was settled by the Phoenicians around 1200 B.C. The country of Portugal is the world’s largest cork producer and home to the Douro River Valley wine region producing grapes for world-famous Port wine in addition to many other grape varietals such as Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca.

5 “not to miss” sites in Lisbon include:

Lisbon (pronounced liz-ben) is the capital of Portugal and home to 600,000 residents (2.8 million in the metropolitan area), 98% of who speak Portuguese, the official language of Portugal. According to most estimates, Lisbon is more than four centuries older than Rome and is the second oldest European capital after Athens. Lisbon was settled by the Phoenicians around 1200 B.C. The country of Portugal is the world’s largest cork producer and home to the Douro River Valley wine region producing grapes for world-famous Port wine in addition to many other grape varietals such as Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca.

1) Tram 28 – What cable cars are to San Francisco and red double-decker buses are to London, trams are to Lisbon. Tram 28 in particular.

2) Palácio da Pena in Sintra – an amazing palace located just 18 miles from Lisbon.

3) Castelo de São Jorge– a medieval castle that overlooks Alfama, the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon

4) Day trip to Cascais (kush-kaish)– a 45-minute train ride west of Lisbon.

5) Wine Bar do Castelo – a great wine bar in Lisbon. As you walk up the cobblestone street to Castelo de São Jorge, Wine Bar do Castelo is on the left-hand side near the top of the hill. Great Portuguese wine flights and fabulous charcuterie including an assortment of local cheeses. Owner and wine guru Rui Costa is incredibly knowledgeable about the wines of Portugal.

Celebrity Cruises visits Porto and Lisbon on numerous Mediterranean cruises and Spain/Portugal sailings.

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