Day 17. Tram 28.August 24, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C
I didn't mention that last evening we were entertained by some some street dancers/acrobats who were very good.
What followed was a journey down into the bowels of the earth(Baixo Chiado metro station) to purchase day transport tickets for today.
Bright and early we were at tram stop to board the #28 tram. Am iconic tram on an iconic journey in Lisbon. The queue was so long it was the 3 rd tram for us.
It was great fun rattling around the streets, some so narrow you could touch the sides of the street. I have sympathy for the locals because the tourists take all the seats.
One good thing we discovered were the Basilica was and visited it. A much more impressive building. As the botanical garden was opposite a tour of that followed.
The #28 took us back into the centre for a visit to post some cards before a ride on the Elevator de Laura.
Lunch followed before we got out of the heat.
It was disturbing to see the armed police in Rua Augusta which is Lisbon's Las Ramblas. They normally are visible if they have cause for concern. We hope not.
A final stroll in the cool of early evening, a final Super Bock, dinner and we retired to prepare for an early departure tomorrow morning.Read more