Lisbon 2017 - our weekend in Portugal

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Lluis Enric Mayans

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Lisbon? little one but do you immediately realize that 2 days are not enough to enjoy this magnificent city? overlooking the Tagus, full of joy, home of the pasteis de nada and Azulejos., and how can you see falling in love with it? very easy !

If asked would you live in Lisbon? I would answer without a doubt YES,? economic are the means of transport functional and the food? great .

1 day

We stayed near the Martim Moniz metro stop, 500 meters from the main Rossio square, on the first day (practically the afternoon of arrival) we dedicated it to the discovery of the historic center, basically you will realize that the pulsating districts of the center are three: BAIXA / CHIADO -RED AND ALFAMA.

Baixa? the downtown district that connects Rossio square with the famous Pra? a do Com? rcio,? completely rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. We took the metro to Baixa- Chiado in front of the famous Pessoa Statue at Caffe A Brasileira, from here we headed towards Rossio Square and the Restauradores district full of shops (they really look like champs elysee Paris ). Coming back after half an hour in a row we took the L? Elevador of Santa Justa which leads directly to Bairro Alto, as soon as you get off the lift, a steep spiral staircase will take you there on the pi? beautiful panoramic terrace of Lisbon, you can see very well the ocean, the Cathedral and the Castle of San Jorge.

Upon arrival of this lift c ?? a nice bar and you will be in front of the ruins Convento do carmo (a convent without a roof)
To conclude the evening we headed to Pra? A do Com? Rcio - with its triumphal arch of Rua Augusta.

2 day

Wake up around 8 we realized right away that it was a wonderful sunny day, also very hot for the end of January (climate from our spring) full of enthusiasm we went to have breakfast in Rossio Square obviously coffee? and pastel de nada, we took bus 714 which in about 20 minutes took us directly to the Jer? nimos Monastery, inside which c '? a cloister that alone deserves the ticket price.
Inside the church c '? the tomb of the explorer Vasco De Gama and a beautiful refectory ..
As soon as you leave the monastery you will find on the other side of the road the Monument of Discoveries called Padr? O dos Descobrimentos
Continuing for another 500 meters you will be in front of the famous Tower of Belem, I recommend you to go up to admire a crazy view, here c '? a beautiful view of the 25th April bridge.

Coming back with the bus, we arrived at the Cais do Sondre station, we took the ferry to Cacilhas, as soon as we reached the stop of the 101 bus that was supposed to take us to Cristo Rei, it started raining, unfortunately the Sanctuary? nice to admire it with a beautiful day the mist had risen that would not have given us a good view, so sad (these unexpected events can happen during the journey) we reluctantly decided to return to the metro station and then take the bus that would take us to the Museu nacional do Azulejo, I tell you the truth? : Did I particularly want to visit the museum? practically inside a sixteenth-century convent, where they explain the realization of the famous "tiles" and c '? an excellent display of Azulejos.

3 day

We dedicated the last hours of our stay in Lisbon to visiting the S? , especially characteristic for the passage of the famous tram 28.
Continuing here you will find yourself in front of the miradouro de santa luzia, and with tram 28 you can also reach the Castle of Sao Jorge.

When to go? we immediately realized that? a city? very humid, the weather was raining in January instead we woke up with a splendid sun and the temperature was around 14 degrees.

February March ? the best period in my opinion still low prices? Could it be a nice gift a weekend in Lisbon .. city? very Romantic ❤

Have a good trip .

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