If you are in Lisbon, you will have to visit the Jeronimos Monastery built in the 1500s and is the resting place of Vasco Da Gama and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
Lisbon is known for cork products and Cork & Co in Bairro Alto stocks some great ones that you can take home as a memento. Close to the cruise port there are a lot of little stores where you can buy hand painted tiles and other handicrafts. If your ship happens to be in port on Tuesdays and Saturdays, do pay a visit to the local flea market called the Feira da Ladra where you can shop for a variety of bric-a-brac to take back home, including old postcards and maps.
GRAB A BITE
Known for the fantastic seafood, Ramiro is a Lisbon landmark and all seafood lovers should head there. The fact that it is frequented by locals too, should tell us about the authenticity of the place - shrimps, clams, tiger prawns, lobsters, crabs - the list goes on! There are lots of little cafes around and if you happen to visit the Apothecary Museum, pop in to the restaurant there and sample the tapas - as good as you would get in Spain.
When in Belem do go to the very popular tart place, the Pasteis de Belem.
Summer temperatures are quite comfortable with sunny days and the hottest months being July and August 83°F/28°C and the wettest month is November.
Credit cards are accepted most everywhere, but be aware that there is a value-added tax on every purchase you make.