Jess and I spent a great day touring around Lisbon. In the morning we partook on a tour our hostel put on. That was awesome – even got to speak a bit of Turkish on it since there were two students from Turkey on the tour. In the afternoon we made our own sorts of picnic of local foods. Super delish. Then we headed for some sight-seeing of the city (see photos below).
Some of the best things about Lisbon are all of the different districts. Loved Belém and Alfama. Baixa and Chiado were great too! Realized after the fact that I ran through a good portion of them – to include running through this swanky area. Yes this is where you can find clubs still bumping at 7am. The architecture throughout is pretty fantastic too! Big streets too! And small streets, but super wide boulevards. Be ready for cobble stone walking – like any big city.
The best place to get a sweet treat – heaven!
Torre de Belém – perhaps the most famous site in the district
Did they do that on purpose? When Jess and I realized that the explorers were lined perfectly with the bridge we were extremely intrigued
25 de Abril Bridge – named for the date of the Carnation Revolution! Designed by the same company that did the Oakland Bay Bridge (even though it looks like the Golden Gate)
Needless to say I took a lot of photos inside the Monastery
Jeronimos Monastery was the site of the Lisbon of Treaty Signing – EU Happy!
The Church in the Jeronimos Monastery Complex
A really cute market was set up across the street from Jeronimos Monastery
Wandered through it for awhile – and found charms!
One of the only buildings that survived the fires
A really great view of all the rooftops – we went on a tour with our hostel and she took us to this great outlook
new meaning to one man band
Riding the crick-ity crack-ity tram through Lisbon