Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lisboa: Meet me outside the terminal, besos

Arriving in Lisbon, I found the city getting prepared for the Festas de Lisboa, thus getting even more colorful than it already is. At this point I have to warn you that as far as I can tell, Lisbon is one of those places that forced me to get a bit over-enthused with the picture-taking deal….so bare with me.

Alfama and Bairro do Castelo are probably the most charming neighborhoods in the city with plenty of landmarks and ‘eye-catchers’.

Sé cathedral

The narrow streets and the old buildings decorated with colorful tiles.

The Castelo de São Jorge which comes with a magnificent view of the city…

…and a peacock.

Be careful of the tram!

Walking towards Baixa from the costal avenue, things tend to get a bit more modern, but still in bright colors.

What? You are already tired? We’ve just hit Praça do Comércio. Oh come on…let’s have a small walk through Rua Augusta.

I promise we’ll catch some nice street music …

…and some nice buildings as well. can have a rest for bit. But only for a bit, because we have to drop by Belém as well.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is a landmark in Belém you can’t miss.

But let’s cross the street through the underpass.

The river side is promising.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos and Ponte 25 de Abril.

Torre de Belém.

I can tell you are a bit exhausted.

Let’s go for some alien seafood. There are some more places around Lisbon we’ve got to visit!

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