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Travel Blogs from Lisbon
Lisbon's perfect weather, bleached limestone buildings, and youthful vibe charmed Pete and I for the three short days we stayed in this former world powerhouse.
On our first full day in Lisbon we enjoyed a five hour walking tour of the main sights. We heard tales of the Portugese empire and the 1755 earthquake whilst we walked through the …
Without going on about it....a 10 hour
train journey from Santander to Lisbon, a private 2 person sleeper
compartment, a complimentary wash-bag with accessories, a free bottle
of water each, a full cooked breakfast and coffee in the restaurant
car...all for 64 Euros. To compare, a 2 hour journey from Leeds to
London, one of …
... and cameras galore. We happened upon many peacocks, two of which strutted with their feathers up. Fantastic. The peahens were not interested by the way.
An early dinner. When we walked in the waitress asked if we wanted lunch or just drinks. It was 5.45. You have to wait until 8.30 at least for dinner.
A great day. We move from this fantastic hotel tomorrow to Porto.
Loving all the comments.
... out that this was also part of the defenses of the city (and others), in that the attackers had no direct access to get near the castle, and that as the castles were always at the top of a hill, with or without cliffs/rock walls, they were at a distinct disadvantage when they finally arrived at the castle walls.
Exploring in the Alfama district, past houses built everywhich way, we found the statue to St Vincente, ...
This past weekend I went to Portugal with a tour guide provided by the University. The tour was very good and we saw a lot in the country. I knew about eight people on the trip, and we took a bus to the city of Lisbon and stayed in a hotel for two nights. Lisbon is a really cool city. I was expecting Portugal to be very similar to Spain but it wasn't. The language was pretty similar but many people ...