8 days in Portugal-5-11 to 5/18/2022

Day 1-Lisbon
Arrival/Igreja Sao Cristovao

Praça da Figueira, Confeitaria National
Praça de Comércio
Streets in Baixa and Alfama
Dinner at Farol De Santa Luzia
Day 2-Lisbon
Lisbon Cathedral
Church De Sao Vincente de Fora
Lisbon National Pantheon
Lunch at Time Out Market
Walking around
Dinner at Boi-Cavalo
Day 3-Lisbon
Belém Tower
Upper level
Jeronimos Monastery
Upper level/High Choir
Church of Santa Maria
Dinner at Basque
Day 4-Faro
Old town
Old town continuation
Church of San Pedro
Dinner at Villa Adentro
Day 5-Faro/Albufeira
Farmer Market

Sao Rafael Beach
Lunch at Rocha Palha
Old town, Albufeira
Stoll in Faro
Dinner at Pigs & Cows

Day 6-Faro

Ria Formosa

Desert Island

Desert island cont'


Faro Island

Dinner/Faro @ night

Day 7-Beja/Lisbon

Beja Castle

Beja Cathedral

Lunch-Adega 25


Bairro Alto, Lisbon


Day 8-Peniche/Lisbon

Surf beach

Old town

lunch @ Sardinha

Coast line

Dinner @ Ramiro

Lisbon at night

Day 3- Tower of Belem, upper level-5/13/2022

Part of the rampart facing the Tejo river.


View of the Tejo river from the 2nd level of the tower


The southern façade of the Belem Tower, facing the river, is the most impressive. It was built that way on purpose so that it could impress visitors who arrived at the harbor.





There are six turrets with small windows, where soldiers hid their guns and cannons.



On the left is a sculpture representing Our Lady of Safe Homecoming, who was believed to protect sailors.

The white stone structure has Moorish styled watch towers, much ornate design, and there are four stories of history to peruse.





The cloister view from above.


The inner cloister of the the tower.


Staying inline to get inside the tower.


Once in you had to climb a set a narrow staircase.


 1st floor is the Governor's Hall with a spiral staircase leading to the 2nd floor


There not much to see on this floor except for an interesting  narrow passage to the Governor's, big enough to let one person in a the time (you can see people go through the opening -in the center of the picture).


You can see the small narrow passage


Climbing more stairs to the 2nd level.


We are now on the 2nd floor which is the King's Hall ( the Royal Residence).

Vaulted ceiling and checkered pattern floor, there still exists a recess fireplace built in the wall that suggests the idea of palatial comfort.


View of the River Tagus from one of the large window.



View of part of the Bastion from the King's hall.


It is not very big-View of the entire room.




Nice view of the River Tejo from the 2nd floor of the tower.


The visit is over and we are on our way out.


Wooden bridge (gangway) providing access to the tower.


Along the harbor we saw this really cute vendor setting up some chairs facing the Tejo River and customer can order a glass of wine while enjoying the view.



NEXT.... Jeronimos Monastery




Our house


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