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 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 7- Bairro Alto, Lisbon-5/17/2022

From Beja we drove back to Lisbon, driving over the 25 de Abril bridge.

If the bridge looks familiar it is because it is similar to the Golden bridge in San Francisco. It is the longest suspension bridges in Europe.


The bridge is painted in the same color as the Golden bridge

Cristo Rei has many similarities and was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, Brazil.  It is located above the bridge.


We rented an Air B&B apartment in the Bairro Alto neighborhood this time.

Our apartment is located inside the green building on the 2nd floor.


We are walking the neighborhood.


Streets in the Bairro Alto neighborhood.

Bairro alto means Upper neighborhood because it sits at the top of a hill and it is the most recent of Lisbon's old quarters.


Laid out in 1513 it was the city's first planned district with a small grid of narrows streets.



Hilly street with Lisbon's iconic cable car.


Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo is Lisbon's most photographed street with the cable bar zipping through.


The view is amazing with the Tagus River in the background


In the center is Praca de Luis de Camoes.


Cable car circling around the square.


In the center of the square is a 19th century bronze statue of Luis de Camoes, a famous poet, that sits on a beautiful pedestal with historical and cultural figures.

This square is centrally located and close to the metro so it is often used as a meeting point for Lisbonites who are meeting downtown.




View from the square.  On the left is the Church of Dela Madonna De Loreto and on the right is the church of Nossa Senhora Da Encarnacao


Facade of Church of Nossa Senhora Da Encarnacao.  It was closed so we could not get in.


Church of Dela Madonna De Loreto, also closed so we only saw the outside.


This is the back of the church

This is the main entrance of the church


Restaurants usually set up tables outside so that people can enjoy the weather.


They set up tables pretty much where ever there is room for a table and chairs.


The Old Pharmacy is a wine bar. 

Hoa wanted to have a glass of wine before dinner.  They do have a lots of local wine.



It was converted from and early 20th century pharmacy but retaining most of the original decor.



Glass of wine and olives for snacks.



The cabinets are originally from the old Pharmacy.



NEXT.... Day 7-Dinner at Taberna Da Rua das Flores





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