Lisbon, Portugal: Naval History – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Lisbon, Portugal: Naval History - Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide - Travel Bite
This Travel Bite comes from “Lisbon,” a brand new episode of Rick Steves’ Europe Season 10. Check your local public television station for this new episode or watch it on https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/video/tv-show/lisbon.

In the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal became a leader in exploration and trade. Lisbon’s Maritime Museum and Monument to the Discoveries celebrate Portugal’s mastery of the sea.

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Lisbon, Portugal: Naval History – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

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