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... it ethically slaughtered, have it cooked and eat away. We opted for less messy but no doubt equally delicious grilled sea bass/sole with a spinach purée and baked potatoes and washed down by a great local house white.
The next day we visited Belem, a riverfront suburb about 6km west of Lisbon centre. It's famous for a couple of things. One is a patisserie called Patisserie de Belem thats been operating since 1837. The Lonely Planet reckons ...
... and loved it), and we still managed to visit a few desired sights. It just took us longer with our mint infused deviations.
Like every day spend in Lisbon, it was accompanied by wonderful food and wine! The meals were to die for and the wine was comparable in price to water!
Over all, I would rank Lisbon on my " favourite city" list. After falling in love with the city, we are both eager to discover Northern Portugal.
After 3 days "on the road" so to speak....we arrived here Sat. Our trip was quite adventurous, filled with anxiety provoking late planes, to our last train, falling off the tracks!!! You read that correctly. Just a little before pulling into the station, the train derailed right where our car was....causing mirrors to fly off the walls, a suitcase ( fortunately the small carry on) ...
Today we got smart and bought 24 hour metro cards, so we could ride from place to place and save our soles. First stop was the Elevador do Sao Justin - an elevator designed by another of Eiffel's disciples (Eiffel was apparently the Frank Lloyd Wright of Europe). That took us to the Bairro Alto (upper town). When we got off the elevator we were at the Convento do Carmo which was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake, its ruins ...
... the tray but took them all in the kitchen while we waited in the cafeteria. Fortunately they found it and we were off to the Torre de Belem, or Belem Tower. This is a fortress commissioned by Manuel I from 1515-21 to sit in the middle of the Teja. The river has since receded and so it is accessible by a small metal foot bridge. The Tower was the launching place for navigators and a defense for Lisbon. It is definitely beautiful and they rightfully give ...
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