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... Dad and I went into Belem tower. It is old and we walked up the small stairs to the top.
We also went to an place called Hells Mouth where water hits the rocks.
Some of the waves were MASSIVE.
So than we went to a restaurant and had dinner. I had spaghetti bolognase, that was very nice.
... in a Renault Twizzy!!! Haha....the pricing was really cheap for what it was, so we booked for 10.30am tomorrow for a 3 hour package, it's going to be so funny and so much fun!! :-)
we were so tired from our travel day, so we opted to have an early night.
tomorrow we have our Twizzy for the morning, and then the arvo to explore the rest of this amazing city.
Andrea and Gaza ...
... in a major construction zone. When we asked about road closures, even the local police are unsure of what is going on. A very Portuguese thing apparently.
The tower of Belém was next on the tour, built as part defence and the gateway to Lisbon; this was next to a fabulous war memorial from the modern colonial wars. They had two guards on permanent duty.
We then had a few hours on ...
... and species of the water. After heading back into town and stopping by a church to say some Easter prayers, we decided to spend our last night in Lisbon enjoying some typical Portuguese food and music. We enjoyed a delicious Portuguese buffet and then made our way to a tiny local "Fado" house to enjoy the famous style of music, which is similar to that of blues-folkish music. Although I couldn't understand a single word of any song, the small local atmosphere was ...
... as you got the views across the river and the hills behind. Built originally by King Manuel I, it is in the Manueline style and quite ornate. The tide was low when we were there, but the tower would be surrounded by a moat (complete with a drawbridge) at higher tide. The original function of the tower was to be part of a military watch system, to help protect the area, but it was used more recently as a telegraph station and now a museum. I love the architecture! ...