TAGUS RIVER — EASY SAILING PORTUGAL
The Tagus River divides the Portuguese territory practically into two equal halves ending its journey bathing the city of Lisbon and characterizing it as a city turned to the river with a special charm . The Tagus has its source in the Sierra de Albarracin and finishes into the Atlantic Ocean. It is the longest river of the Iberian Peninsula with about 1007km long. Early on, the Tagus River acquired a vital preponderance in Lusitanian lands , and it was not chance that Lisbon was chosen as the capital and economic center of the country . Previously most of all commercial exchanges had as its point of origin nautical ports and Lisbon mostly because of the good conditions of navigation offered by the Tagus River became famous as the epicenter of the country . But the importance of this river does not stop here . It was there that the Portuguese navigators departed in search of glory and new lands , culminating in the famous Age of Discovery and elevating Portugal as one of the greatest empires in the world. It was also the water of this river that destroyed much of Lisbon when the traumatic 1755 earthquake occurred . From this river you can seen the city of Lisbon from a different perspective and in an unforgettable way .