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Photo Story: Lisbon, Portugal

Pics of Portugal: Praca do Comercio from baloon

I’ve been twice to Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. Only twice, I would say, stressing on “only”… because it is such a beautiful city with a bohemian atmosphere with a pretty relaxed atmosphere (too relaxed would say IMF and World Bank) and a great party vibe. But, let’s have a photo-walk through this special city.

1. Tram Lisbon.JPG

If you go to center, you will live the past… like the trams of the past

2. Praca do Comercio Lisbon.JPG

Praca do Comercio – the main square by the river

Experiences in Portugal: Baloon in Lisbon.JPG

Last time I visited Lisbon, they celebrated 100 years of Republic… so, I could get a short balloon ride for free, smack in Praca do Comercio

4. Praca do Comercio from baloon.JPG

And the square from the height

5. Jesus in fog.JPG

A morning fog was lifting up… so, I could see a glimpse of Jesus of Lisbon

6. House with azulejos.JPG

Azulejos, the fabled tiles of Portugal !

7. uphill streets of Lisbon.JPG

The uphill streets of Lisbon

8. Lisbon view.JPG

A great panorama from Alfama quarter

9. Baixa and Bairro Alto.JPG

Bairro Alto (The Upper Quarter)

10. Sao Jorge Castle.JPG

Sao Jorge castle – the fortress on the top of a hill

Old technology in Portugal: Elevator to Bairro Alto

The famous century-old elevator of Bairro Alto

12. full panorama from Bairro Alto.JPG

So, I took the elevator for another great panorama… now, from the other hill :)

Great views of Portugal: Lisboa panorama

And observe the grid layout of Baixa (The Lower Quarter)

14. Monastery of Jeronimos.JPG

A little bit further, in Belem suburb, you can discover the fantastic Manuelin architecture and its masterpiece – Monastery of Jeronimos

15. exquisite Manueline style.JPG

with an exquisite style

16. Manueline style.JPG

17. Discoverers monument in Belem.JPG

Monument of Discoverers

18. Monastery of Jeronims in Belem.JPG

See the Jeronimos Monastery from the monument

19. Belem Tower.JPG

Tower of Belem

20. Pasteis de Belem.JPG

By the end of the day, we should line up for the best Portuguese cookies – Pasteis de Belem

Până acum există "4 comentarii" la acest articol:

  1. Colourful Lisbon! I wish I had the time to visit it. Lucky you with the balloon ride!

  2. claulea says:

    Nice city…but too many ugly men are comming to you: “hash, marie, hash, marie”.

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