Illustrator Map Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, is known for its picturesque setting along the Tagus River, which influences the city’s waterways, bridges, and main streets. Here’s a brief description of some of the principal waterways, bridges, and main streets in Lisbon:


  1. Tagus River: The Tagus River (Rio Tejo in Portuguese) is the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula, and it flows through Lisbon, dividing the city into two parts. The river plays a significant role in the city’s history, trade, and culture.
  2. Docks and Harbors: Along the Tagus River, you’ll find docks and harbors, including the Alcântara Docks and the Santa Apolónia Docks. These areas are vital for maritime activities, commerce, and tourism.


  1. 25 de Abril Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril): One of Lisbon’s most iconic landmarks, this suspension bridge resembles the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It spans the Tagus River, connecting the city with the municipality of Almada.
  2. Vasco da Gama Bridge: This is the longest bridge in Europe, spanning the Tagus River to the east of Lisbon. It was built for Expo 98, a world exposition held in Lisbon.

Main Streets:

  1. Avenida da Liberdade: This grand tree-lined boulevard is known for its upscale shops, theaters, and outdoor cafes. It connects Restauradores Square to Marquês de Pombal Square and is a central avenue for both locals and tourists.
  2. Baixa Pombalina: The Baixa district is characterized by a grid pattern of streets that were rebuilt after the devastating 1755 earthquake. Rua Augusta is the main pedestrian street, leading to the majestic Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio).
  3. Rua Garrett (Chiado): Located in the Chiado neighborhood, Rua Garrett is a famous street lined with historic shops, theaters, and cafes. It’s a popular destination for shopping and cultural experiences.
  4. Rua Augusta: This lively pedestrian street connects Commerce Square to Rossio Square and is filled with shops, restaurants, and street performers. The Triumphal Arch at its northern end is a notable landmark.
  5. Rua do Alecrim: Situated in the historic Bairro Alto district, Rua do Alecrim is known for its vibrant nightlife, with numerous bars, restaurants, and clubs.

These are just a few highlights of Lisbon’s waterways, bridges, and main streets. The city’s charm lies in its blend of history, architecture, and the vibrant atmosphere of its various neighborhoods.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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