Lisbon in Pictures

We began our last day in Portugal by walking from our hotel to the Praça do Comércio. Along the way, we checked out Mude, Lisbon’s free design museum. It was a great way to get out of the rain and we really enjoyed the exhibits. We continued walking to the Praça do Comércio and as we reached the waterfront, the clouds broke up and we felt the warm Portuguese sunshine!

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While in the Praça, we attended an unimpressive wine tasting at ViniPortugal. I can’t really complain too much about a free wine tasting, but we shouldn’t have wasted our time.

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Leaving the tasting, we walked past a ginginha stand. Back in Tavira, our hosts had told us about ginginha en copa de chocolate and, being fans of both ginginha and of chocolate, we had to have a taste. Yum-my!

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DSC_0450We were enjoying the sunshine so much that we decided to walk all the way up to Principe Real.

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DSC_0460DSC_0462DSC_0463DSC_0461DSC_0465At the top of countless steps, we arrived at the beautiful Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântar and were awarded with breathtaking views of Lisbon.

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I wish we could have spent more time in the area- there was so much to see! I miss Portugal terribly and am sad to be done blogging about it. A return trip is imminent…

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3 Responses to Lisbon in Pictures

  1. Santos says:

    I’ts a nice city, but many buildings are in poor condition because to the stupid rent control law, that ended in 2012… thanks to the IMF who pressed the portuguese government to end it. However the current socialist government wants to go back, delaying it until 2027, which makes 117 years of frozen rents… and broke landlords.

  2. Robert Gross says:

    I read in one of your comments that you hadn’t found hotels or restaurants that bowled you over in Lisbon. Have you been back since writing that and if so can you make suggestions as to what neighborhood to locate in (hotel) and good restaurants. We are interested in basically walking around, drinking, eating, and staying away from tourists energy. Thanks, Robert and Marisela

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