Hotel Borges Chiado
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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This was the perfect location. A 2 min walk from the subway, tram and right in the heart of the action. I'd go back in a heart beat.
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Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly capital, is a coastal city known for its cafe culture and soulful Fado music. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative …
... part. Had things failed at this point, I would have been devastated! I had been sitting there for well over 5 hours (with no toilet break)! We didn't even have dinner - I had saved a few peanuts and a small caramel tart from one of the lounges, and that saw me through, not that I really felt like eating under these stressful circumstances!
I'm sure the download speed was not helped by the man sitting at the computer next to me - he ...
... walls were all decorated in blue and while painted tiles, saw the Sacristy and came to the pantheon of the Braganza royal family. This was quite an impressive mausoleum, just a bit grander and larger than Seppeltsfield! Then we saw the collection of painted tiles that depicted the fables of La Fontaine. They were taken from the first illustrations of the fables and originally decorated the arches of the cloisters. We walked back to the tram stop and waited for the next one ...
... because the hill was steep and about 2 hours walk!
The castle was impressive, it was the ancient seat of power for Portugal for hundreds of years and built in 1100s during the introduction of Christianity to Portugal, as part of the second crusade. I ventured along some of the wall but it involved a lot of steps.
Pleased with our mountain goat efforts at St Jorge Castle we road the 237 back down to the plaza where we found a little place that ...
Just have to add that we have just come back from Solar dos Presuntos.....fabulous meal and experience. We had a table in a corner, with view to kitchen and to the rest of the room...excellent. Terribly busy, all tables full, and filled as soon as vacated. But despite the hype, it was relaxed atmosphere - I.e. Not intimidating. We know the Portuguese routine - from experience ...