Another picture from Lisbon.
You can walk from the 25 of April bridge to here. It will take a bit, but this monument is a quite spectacular thing to look at. A good amount of Portugal’s discovery history is represented here also. I used an electric tram for the return, something that I completely recommend, if you want to make the most of your visit.
Some pictures taken in Cascais, quite close to Lisbon. The weather was great that day. We could even try the water on the beach… In December.
Four men with a reflection of the river Tagus, in Lisbon, at their back.
Some pictures of Alfama, in Lisbon, from my quick weekend trip. Prepare to walk a lot if you want to visit this area of the city. The uphill and narrow cobbled streets make the visit difficult but enjoyable anyway. The best way I found to orient myself was going up all the time. At some points there are miradouros which are perfect for a stop and a coffee. The views from those are breath taking, literally. At the end of the day, when I felt a bit lost, instead of trying google maps on my mobile, I just asked someone for directions. I know it sounds silly, but it was also a way for me to try my almost forgotten Portuguese skills.
25th of April bridge in Lisbon, last Sunday.
I went there for a quick family visit, just for the weekend. I lived almost four years in this area , more than twenty years ago. I have many fond memories of this place, and seeing those old streets again brought them back vividly. The weather was great, sunny, a bit chilly at times, but good enough to walk for hours. I also took pictures in Alfama, Alcantara and Cascais. I will post some of them shortly.