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... large, four story abandoned buildings in the middle of the city turned into fascinating murals--like a giant lizard covering the entire side of the building, or a king with a giant crown. A bit further there are some very well done political graffitti murals--one of them showing Angela Merkel as a puppetmaster and the Portuguese president as a puppet...
I continue on to where the famous aqueduct cuts through the city, creating this long arched bridge-like feel winding through ...
... Queluz, two I checked out while staying in Lisbon.
Ajuda National Palace was the last official home of the Portuguese
royal family from 1862 until the end of the monarchy in 1910. Although it’s on
a hill above Belem rather than in the city center, it essentially functioned as
the primary royal palace during those years. The huge neoclassical building is
a little disappointing from the outside. I expect a royal palace to ...
... br> My room was so comfortable after two consecutive nights of
car camping that I stayed in it until about checkout time. I didn’t plan myself
much of an agenda for my last day with the car since I had seen almost all I
had planned and more with it, and I’ll have four days in Lisbon at the end of
my trip after I return from Madeira. I decided I’d go to the beach at Costa da
Caparica for a few hours since it was perfect beach weather of cloudless ...
... dinner. We went back to Prova, the little wine bar we had gone to on our first day in Porto when it had been raining. We got three tastes of wine, some cheese, olives and aged ham...perfect.
Our last day in Porto was Friday (8/15) and we had nothing planned so we walked down to the riverfront to a little bike rental place by the bridge and rented a couple of bikes. The proprietor was all about the customer service so he was very detailed in explaining the various routes ...
Lisbon was under a dictatorship for 40 years until the Friendly Revolution. The revolution started with a certain song playing on the radio and ended with revolutionaries carrying red carnations in their gun barrels. No one died during this revolution. Portugal produces 80% of the worlds cork. Port wine is also a product of Portugal. Cascais was our first stop. It is a resort town on the eastern coast ...