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

Day 1-Lisbon
Arrival/Igreja Sao Cristovao
Praça da Figueira, Confeitaria
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 8- Old town, Peniche-5/18/2022

We are now in the Old town of Peniche.


Sao Pedro Church of Peniche is located in the heart of the historic center of Peniche and is the largest and main church in town.


It is a huge 16th century church with a very simple exterior.  It was closed so we could not get in.


Streets in the Old Town.


The houses are old but they the streets are really clean.


Main square in he Old town.  The Old Town is very small and you walk around in less than a few minutes.


Cod hanging in the open and left to dry.


The Cod is gutted, butterfly and hang on clothesline to get direct sunlight.


This is actually pretty cool to see this. 



Modern Urban art on the wall of one of the house in Peniche.


We are now headed to the harbor.


Colorful houses overlooking the Ocean.




Close view at the houses.




Cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


A nice wooden boardwalk leading to great view of the Pacific Ocean on the left and on the right is the view looking towards the houses


Gorgeous view!


This is part of the fortification wall.




Peniche Fortress located at the mouth of Peniche's harbor was built in the 16th century.

Built on the site of the former Castle of Atouguia da Baleia, of which only a few vestiges remain, initial construction took place in 1557 and 1558 but there have been numerous subsequent modifications.


Its defensive walls surround an area of about 5 acres, divided into upper and lower parts.


This is the view of the wall of the fortress from inside.



The fortress is at the end so we are walking towards it.


You can see the fortress up of a cliff.  This was the 1st Fortress built in the Peniche peninsula.

The end of the 19th century marked the end of the defensive needs and from then on the Fortress would be used for other functions. It was a political prison and a shelter for returned from the former Portuguese colonies (1975). Nowadays, it is National Museum of Resistance and Freedom.  It was closed so we could not get in.



NEXT.... Day 8-Lunch at Sardinha




Our house


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