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... place to explore and get lost in! We also visited another castle that looked like Disneyland, where we raced up to a lookout point to see the sunset (and almost got blown off it). It was 100% worth it though. The view of the Disneyland castle was stunning. I was told by people in Lisbon that the people in Porto would try and talk down Lisbon as there is a large rivalry between the cities. Two hours after I arrived I did a walking tour of the city and ...
... building is giant and made of white limestone, so it is extremely impressive. It was built as thanks for the success of the early Portuguese explorers. The main portal shows Henry the Navigator and apparently was used as a sailor's chapel back in the day where sailors would prey before their voyages.
Finally, we were able to buy our ticket and enter. The interior of the church is beautiful and airy -- it is easy to pick out the maritime themes and imagery ...
... having lunch and he said that if the Roosters they were dining on did not get up to sing and dance before his execution time, he was guilty. And sure enough, the Roosters did just that.
Anyway, the next stop we went to was the Tower of Belém right on the water, built in 1515 and completed in 1519. If enemies tried to approach the city of Lisbon, the guards would be waiting in that fortress, ready to attack. My favorite ...
... and finished them in two minutes. They were decent, but not exactly everything I thought that they would be. This weather was still milder and warmer than the windy Boston "Spring" I was used to. I was still tired from the jet lag but hopefully, I thought, I could get it together and develop a decent mealtime schedule. Wearing sunglasses just wasn't cutting it, honey!
Mmm, it smells like meat on a skewer. I feel like these Europeans are about to ...
... on the famous 28E tram (streetcar) which has been rolling the streets of Lisbon's Alfama since 1873. After a WALK we find it and ride back to the SÉ and walk home.
After dropping our things off we decide on a 'local' meal for dinner (as in less then a 3 minute walk from our door). There is a little place with a delightful man waiting outside and waiting the tables. Juan shows us today's specials but then qualifies it by saying that they are mostly all gone ...