As part of our September trip with Christy, we toured Lisbon for 3 days. Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. One of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest in Western Europe, Lisbon is situated at the mouth of the Tagus River (see below).
Praca do Comercio (Commerce Square), was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake and tsunami, which destroyed the Royal Ribeira Palace. It faces a huge square with statues seen below.
The Avenue leading through the backside of the Arch of the Praca do Comercio.
Castelo de Sao Jorge Castle (11th century Moorish Castle) is a national monument, positioned on one of the 7 hills of Lisbon.
Below are buildings and different sites seen in Lisbon.
Rossio Square above and below, a great meeting place and located near Rossio Train station.
Rossio Railway Station, built around 1890, connecting Lisbon to Sintra area.
Street markets in Alfama, the oldest district in Lisbon, a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets, small squares, vendors, Fado (Portuguese melancholy music) restaurants, and old houses (above and below pics).
Santa Justa Lift, is an elevator connecting the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Carmo Square and a major tourist attraction.
One of the many trolleys on the streets of Lisbon. More pictures of Lisbon in the future when we return with Orontes II.