VIP Executive Villa Rica Hotel
Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... sunny and warm....for the next 10 days! I just ducked out to the bakery next door to pick up buns (still warm!) to go with our breakfast with cheese, tomatos, cucumbers, fruit and coffee. We are planning our day as we watch Olympics in German, and continue an on-going battle on the scrabble board. We plan to have lunch today at the fire hall. Yes, the firemen put on a lunch every day to raise funds. A 3 course traditional Portuguese meal, with some choices (ie stew or fish) for ...
... tomorrow afternoon. We did however catch one train after Conor finished his shoe shopping. We caught the Rua da Bica, which semi funicular tram that took us to the bottom of the hill and back into the main section of the town. The ride was enjoyable, despite being squashed in like sardines!
After a busy afternoon we returned to the room presently and spent a couple of hours relaxing and doing nothing. We then walked literally 10 metres to the restaurant next door, ...
... The tram, cars, pedestrians all share the narrow roads with tram tracks. Best ever way to get a sense of Lisboa!
Walked on to the Praça do Comercio, described as the most beautiful town square in
Europe. Situated on the River Tejo, this majestic building in royal yellow used to be a palace before the dramatic 1755 earthquake.
While walking to the metro, we chanced upon the'Casa Brasileira', a'pasteleria' famous for ...
... til noon. It was about 11:50. I waited til they opened and after reading the menu decided not to eat there. It was old American Graffiti style décor. I still love the name of the place. I then took a walk to Estreal park and abbey. The park was nicely shaded. The abbey was a nicely designed older church. I walked some more and found a restaurant where I had ...
... it's pack up and go home tomorrow. Does anyone have any idea how to have a wonderful vacation in Europe without the long boring plane ride home. And living in Memphis, you can't get from there to anywhere, we will go to Paris, Minneapolis and finally home. The Crazy Travelers are now really reallyTired Travelers and ready to go home. We miss our friends, our cat, our bed, my quilting, Armando's golfing.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services