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

Streets in Baixa and Alfama neighborhood

We are well rested and now on our way to dinner.  The restaurant is located in the Alfama district and about 20/30 minutes from the apartment so we decided to walk there.

Originally, we were going to rent a car but our air B&B recommended not to have a car if we are staying in this neighborhood.  Pretty much all the famous places are within walking distance and the streets are too narrow to park and it would be impossible to find a parking space.  This is a large square close to our apartment where there is a restaurant and plenty of tables outdoor. 


We are now walking in the neighborhood of Baixa.


A typical Portuguese building with Ceramic tiles facade.


A few more buildings with Ceramic tiles facade. Most of the tiles are produced in the mid to the late 1800s and cover thousands of buildings in Lisbon.

The variety of colors and designs on the streets of the Portugese capital is part of the city's identity and ther's alwats at least one small panel on every corner.


We are now reaching the Alfama district.  The view of the River Tagus is so beautiful.


This area is called viewpoint of Santa Luzia



Magnificent view.


Hoa found a bracelet from a local vendor.


Lovely narrow cobblestone streets winding their way up to the top of the hill.


 Lisbon has many steep slopes, served by the cable car, which opened in the late 19 century. It was originally opened as a means of transportation for citizens, but now it seems like a lot of tourists are riding for the experience.


We arrived at the restaurant (the orange building),  Cable car going by the front of the restaurant.


The entrance of the Farol Santa Luzia restaurant. 

Dinner is on the next page.  I am just showing streets in the neighborhood on this page.


Another Cable car passing by the front of the restaurant.


This the view of the restaurant from the street in front of the restaurant.

We are now over with dinner and we are walking back to the apartment.

Stone statue of St. Vincent holding in his hand a ship with two crows (the coat of arms of Lisbon). Legend tells that the remains of St. Vincent, a Spanish martyr who had been overthrown in the year 304, were obtained by D. Afonso Henriques and buried in the Cathedral of Lisbon in 1176, and were brought in a ship guarded by two crows.

The first studies for this statue were realized by Raul Xavier in 1949. The realization in stone only occurred between 1965 and 1967, by the hands of Raul's son, architect Luís Xavier. The statue was inaugurated on 25 October 1970


The neighborhood is even more beautiful at night.


The yellow lights just warm up the whole street.


More streets on the way back...


Next... Dinner at Farol de Santa Lucia






Our house


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