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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 ...
Yesterday, we did a day trip to Sintra which is about 35 mins away from Lisbon towards the Atlantic Ocean. Sintra is a very pretty old town, centuries in age, in the hillsides of a national park. Short drives from Sintra are numerous summer palaces with beautiful established gardens, convents and castles raised proudly above the lush greenery. It's impossible to see everything Sintra offers in the one day; such as a Moorish castle, Palace of ...
A trip to Lisboa and Faro as part of the Problem@Web International
Conference on Technology, Creativity and Affect in Mathematical Problem
Solving, jointly promoted by the University of Algarve and by the
Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon, will be held in
Vilamoura, Portugal on May 2-4, 2014.
We heard of a town just outside of Lisbon called Sintra so we made sure to plan a visit before arriving in Lisbon. We drove and drove and drove in search of somewhere to spend a night or two in close proximity to the main attractions. We found an amazing historic chateau with rooms available! Sintra Jardin Hotel is a 150 year old residence nestled amongst several acres of land at the ...