Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city and is rich in history. I learned a lot about the importance of the sea and sailors through free walking tours which were very good.

  1. See Torre de Belem which shows a 1000 year old castle remains and Belem harbour. You’ll also spot a red bridge in the background which looks like the San Fran one.304912_10150481984423849_347355258_n320045_10150481984983849_1271713295_n311840_10150481984943849_1619449862_n
  2. Try the tall standing Elevador de Santa Justa to get to the roof of this gothic tower for a city view
  3. Explore the main square in the city Praca do Commercio, where you will find plenty of restaurants and a lively atmosphere. You may even find some secret buildings that blend with the rest on the outside, but is very special inside. Of course, why not hop on a typical tram to tackle the steep hills!
  4. Visit Sintra, a living fairy tale palace  298576_10150481989673849_245653588_n309441_10150481988958849_1611832247_n
  5. Cabo da Roca is a cape which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal and continental Europe. Expect it to be super windy but a great view. 309782_10150495316048849_639347040_n
  6.  Admire Mosterio Dos Jeronimos a former monestary for its space and architecture. 299859_10150481985523849_190754688_n
  7. Visit Marina de Vilamoura in Cascais known as the St Tropez of Portugal 307478_10150495318698849_1106054926_n315759_10150495317113849_679671248_n

Others: Try the original ‘Nando’s perri perri chicken’ at Bonjardim and most famous portugese tarts at Pasteis de Belem

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