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September 25, 2015

Things to do in Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal November 2013

Stay: Stayed in near the Rossio Train Station‎ at GoodMorning Lisbon Hostel, great location in the center of the city. Walking distance from a lot of sightseeing places.

Sightseeing:

Day 1: Arrived in the evening and walked the city, too tired and jet-lagged.

Day 2: Morning took a free walking tour of the city, in the afternoon took the hop on hop off bus and saw Belem

Day 3: Another free walking tour organized by my hostel, this time went to see St. George's Castle

Day 4: Visited Sintra, took the train from Rossio Train Station and went to Sintra, the highlight of the tour was visit to Penna Palace

Day 4 Night: Took the night train from Lisbon to Madrid

Rossio Railway Station
The Rossio Railway Station

Rossio Square
Rossio Square Lisbon

The free walking tour started at Luís de Camões Square and ended at Commerce Square Lisbon, about 3 hours. A must do in Lisbon.

Luís de Camões Square

Our Walking Tour Group, the Tour Guide with the Red Umbrella.

Saint Domingos Church lisbon

The Saint Domingos Church - Igreja Sao Domingos

Igreja Sao Domingos

Inside the Saint Domingos Church, The Church is Damaged in a Fire

Garden of San Pedro de Alcantara

The Tour Continues, Picture taken from a Park that overlooks Lisbon, Garden of San Pedro de Alcantara, amazing views of Lisbon

Carmo Convent Lisbon



Above 2 Picture - Carmo Convent Lisbon, Its a Gothic style church, it was damaged in 1755 Lisbon earthquake.


Street Balcony Art

Commerce Square Lisbon

Commerce Square Lisbon, View of the statue and the arc

After an incredible 3 hours of walking, I took the hop on hop off bus and went to see Belem.

Jeronimos Monastery
Jeronimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery near Belem


Belem Tower

Above Belem Tower and Cross and Sword Monument Near the Belem Tower.

Located on the shore of the Tagus River and walking distance from Jeronimos Monastery The Belem Tower,  built in 1514 to honor Vasco da Gama's expedition to India and protect Lisbon from pirates and enemy attacks. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

fado lisbon
Fado Street Art
Fado is Popular Portuguese Music and several restaurants in Lisbon have bands playing Fado

Pastel de Nata

Pastel de Nata a Portuguese Pastry (Highly Recommended) with Espresso




Link to my Sintra Blog Post My trip to Sintra Portugal

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