Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... example New York City or Atlanta, however Lisbon is a series of winding streets situated on numerous hills, which is characteristic of the moors that took over Lisbon. Instead of building the city of Lisbon on a grid, such as the Romans did, it was built with a series of old winding cobblestone streets. By the mid 1100s the moors were expelled from Lisbon with the help of crusaders that were enlisted ...
... Greg and Jaye come to stay a week in The Villages. And there are also "Village people" here that we see daily. They are dance instructors in The Villages, but I'm not sure we're going to be taking lessons from them as, I'm sorry to report, we flunked out of the classes here. Sorry, Sue! We both had high hopes. We had a super day in Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais in Portugal ...
The weather turned up for us :) Although rough at the edges, it took us no time to find the amazing places to visit.
We initially didn't have Lisbon as one of the destinations on our tentative plan. The idea came up after hearing about the city. So we decided to visit Lisbon and drop Valencia from our plan. It turned out to be a pretty good call.
Here are the highlights of Lisbon.
1. Map in hand we headed to ...
... Foz, and some of the cheapest beer and food we've had all our trip. An unexpected phone call meant we added Claye to our van, and we drove to the second largest city Porto (Oporto) in the North to meet him. We stayed at a fantastic hostel here that had a new rooftop terrace that looked over the world heritage listed riverfront. The houses here were all very traditional and lined with outrageous patterned tiles. Our host at the hostel ...
... Belem is the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. This building is so large. It looks like it covers several blocks. Very ornate. It was Monday and not opened for visitors.
In this area is a statue called Padrao dos Descobrimentos.
My memory is short so I ...
How has this castle rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Room service
- Swimming pool