Exe Lisboa Parque
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Sailing into the port of Lisbon saw us passing the Belem tower, the 25 of April bridge and the monument to the explorers before we came upon the old city of Lisbon. With red tiled roofs and painted walls the city looked bright and clean. Very different architecture to Barcelona which was much darker and more sombre. Our berth was so close to the city that we could simply step off the ship and start walking. ...
... It is in the form of
the prow of a caravel with many statues of Portugal's explorers,
navigators and heroes pointing out into the Tagus River. The immense
forecourt has a mosaic map showing the lands discovered by these
explorers together with the date of discovery.
it was over the aforementioned bridge to the Statue of Christ the
King on the south bank of the Tagus. The statue is a copy of the
famous statue in Rio de Janeiro and stands 30M high. ...
... It was certainly impressive, though we have seen other cathedrals and churches which have impressed us more. Just nearby was the Church of San Antonio, and we called in there on our way back down the hill. There was a service in progress so Brian felt a little guilty about taking too many photos. From there we wound our way back (getting slightly lost) to the train station and home. It was another excellent day, despite our initial ...
... bus. This turned out to be quite fortuitous because it meant that we weren't constrained by the time schedules of other parties, and enabled us to have a more flexible itinerary and adjust our schedule to match our interests.
Our driver, Louis, was a little Wikipedia on two feet, and his knowledge of everything ranging from "cherry licker" (which raised a few chuckles), aka "cherry liquor" to the importance of salted codfish in the ...
... Belem, Sintra is famous for pastries. Its two signature delicacies are cheesy queijadas and almond-and-egg puff pastries called travesseiros. We ate our sugary breakfasts of champions in the front plaza of the Palacio Nacional de Sintra, which we then visited. The palacio was a royal residence from the 15th through 19th centuries, and is the country's best-preserved medieval Portuguese palace. Much of it is ...