There will be four new stamps under circulation in Portugal, starting from August 26, featuring emblematic sites of the capital city, namely Cais das Colunas, Castelo de São Jorge, Ribeira das Naus and Parque Eduardo VII.
“This new emission aims at celebrating Lisbon as a city which, throughout centuries, has never lost its originality. It’s a city built on top of seven hills with a big connection to the river that serves her, and with big traditions, bohemian life in Bairro Alto, multiethnic in Mouraria, romantic in Príncipe Real, characteristic in Alfama and monumental in Belém,” according to a press release by the postal services of Portugal (CTT, in the Portuguese acronym). “The Ribeira das Naus is today a public space that privileges the citizen and his contact with the river, and it’s visited daily by thousands of tourists and Lisbon residents who are enjoying its surrounding gardens.”
As for Cais das Colunas, it’s “revealing of a city with a unique framework, between the seven hills and the river.”
As for Parque Eduardo VII, it’s “the biggest park of Lisbon.”
Dawe Works — Comunicação Global are the authors of the stamp illustrations, and the stamps measure 40 X 30,6 milimetres.