Cais das Colunas in Lisbon Portugal
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Cais das Colunas in Lisbon. Sunday Morning Photograph.

Sailing on down the Tagus River.

Rising out of the waters of the Tagus River off the shore of the pier of the Praça do Comércio or Commerce Plaza — which used to be known as the Terreiro do Paço or Palace Yard — are the Cais das Colunas or Column Wharf in Lisbon.

Cais das Colunas in Lisbon. Sunday Morning Photograph.

Cais das Colunas in Lisbon Portugal
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

The two columns are a popular site in the capital city of Portugal and purportedly represent the two pillars of the temple of Solomon — wisdom and devotion — as they mark the top of the marble staircase which leads down into the river. Cais das Colunas is also considered to be both a historical landmark and a symbol of the port of entry to Lisbon.

I was fortunate to catch a photograph of a sailboat on the river centered between the two columns on that warm sunny day in June, as this area can be quite crowded.

Final Boarding Call

No admission is charged to view Cais das Colunas, which is located in the southern part of Lisbon and can be accessed 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Please click here for a complete list of the Sunday Morning Photograph series of articles at The Gate With Brian Cohen, which include photographs taken of nature and sights of interest in many countries and territories around the world — including but not limited to:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cyprus — including the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Czechia or Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • England in Great Britain in the United Kingdom
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
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  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
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  • Mozambique
  • Netherlands
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Swaziland or Eswatini
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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