Lisbon Journals

The beautiful City of Lisbon

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A travel journal to Lisbon by Jctravel1983

Quote: We spend five days in this beautiful city

Lisbon Day 1 - Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa

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The colorful streets of the Alfama and Mouraria, the imposing Elevador de Santa Justa, the Casa dos Bicos, the Elevador da Bica charming, the squares Praça de Comércio and Praça da Figueira of the Baixa and the famous shopping street Rua Augusta are among the friendliest and most beautiful sights of Lisbon.Sometimes you just can only be happy that an incompetent taxi driver leaves you 3 km away from your destination. In our case we had to traverse trough many narrow and winding streets and staircases before reaching our final destination Mouraria. Our first contact with Lisbon could not be better. Colorful, picturesque, local, charming, country, cozy ... it's only a handful of adjectives t...Read More

Lisbon day 2 - Belem, Amoreiras, Rossio

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Less than 10 km west of downtown Lisbon, is the Tagus to the Belém district, rich in museums and sights and monuments from the period of exploration. Although Belem today has become a modern residential area, it remains part of Lisbon in particular historical and cultural significance.Ponte de 25 de AbrilWe take the bus 714 from Praca da Figueira towards Belém. During the half hour ride along the banks of the Tagus is the Ponte 25 de Abril the only attraction, a massive bridge that is named after the day the revolution broke out in Portugal. If the sight of the Ponte 25 de Abril makes you think of the SF bridge , it is certainly no coincidence, it concerns the same maker. ...Read More

Lisbon day 5 - Castelo de Sao Jorge

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Alfama is for visitors to Lisbon synonymous with the imposing castle, Castelo de Sao Jorge (Castle of St. George) and the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, one of the main viewpoints of Lisbon.Castelo de Sao JorgeThe Castle of Saint George (Portuguese name: Castelo de Sao Jorge) is the most famous castle in Portugal and one of the most popular sights of Lisbon. The foundations for this building were already in the 6th century BC laid, but since then has undergone many changes and had different owners. In 1147 it was during the Siege Lisbon almost completely destroyed. According to legend, the knight Martim Moniz (who you find a statue inside the castle) during the battle have noticed that th...Read More

Lisbon day 3 - Jardim Zoológico

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At the Estrada de Benfica lies Jardim Zoológico to the east of the Palacio de Fronteira. This zoo dates from the last century and is home to more than 2000 animals. There is much entertainment: shows featuring dolphins and sea lions, demonstrations with birds, pelicans and sea lions feeding sessions, playgrounds, and a train ride through the park.Jardim ZoológicoA city trip to Lisbon is incomplete without a visit to the local zoo, the Jardim Zoológico. The zoo has had a bad reputation for a while, but the living conditions of animals in recent years have greatly improved. Meanwhile the Jardim Zoológico is known for their excellent work in the field of conservation, reproduction and ...Read More

Lisbon day 4 – Cascais

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Like Saint Tropez Cascais makes use of the image of the yachts, palm trees in the scarcely perceptible wind blowing and sports cars with roof tearing through the streets. Many wealthy English and French have their holiday here, but the town is also the perfect day trip if you stay in Lisbon.From Lisbon to CascaisFrom the train station Cais do Sodre in Lisbon you can take a direct train towards Cascais. This popular resort is just outside Lisbon and is a favorite retreat for the wealthy from countries like England and France. The train from Cais do Sodré follows the coastline and takes you past beach resorts like Estoril Oeiras before to arrive at Cascais.beachesMost...Read More