Portugal
Graça

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  • Day58

    Lissabon & Aquarium

    August 26, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Angekommen in Lissabon ging es auf einem ziiiiiiiiemlich langem Weg zu unserem Ausflugsbus.
    Beim Bau des neuen Cruise-Terminals haben sie sich scheinbar überlegt, wie man den Weg möglichst lang gestalten kann. 🤓

    Irgendwann sind wir aber doch am Bus angekommen.
    Zunächst passierten wir einige Sehenswürdigkeiten von Lissabon, bevor wir das Aquarium ansteuerten.

    Vor Ort gab es leider Chaos, da der Guide die Tickets nicht korrekt verteilt hatte und so Erwachsene mit Kindertickets und andersherum vor dem Eingang standen und das Personal vom Aquarium akkurat darauf achtete, dass auch jeder ein richtiges Tickets hatte. 😪

    Nach etwas hin und her hatten wir es dann aber organisiert bekommen.

    Das Lissabon bei mir "die Stadt der verfluchten Ausflüge" sein würde, ahnte ich zu dem Zeitpunkt noch nicht... 😓
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  • Day4

    Igreja da Graca lisbon

    June 9, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Wandered up the hill to this church, also a good view were were told and indeed it was. lots of street festivals. we had our dinner here and the fellow who served us told us that all the neighbourhoods have their own parties so everywhere you go there are these tents set up for cooking and tables and mostly the menu is sardines, pork, cal do verde (green broth), sometimes bata (potato), and lots of beer and sangria.

    Look at the way that car is parked on a slope of 3 stairs.

    View of the Casle from this next church. the castle has the flags waving in the wind.
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  • Day4

    Jardine botto machado Lisbon

    June 9, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Now we wandered from the square next to the church, down Veronica street over to the Panteao nacional. the building with a cupola on it.

    there had been a flea market there and the city workers were cleaning up after it. quite a mess.

    across the street was another garden - jar dine mach ado Lisbon- where they have this circuit set up for exercise. We saw that in another park too. Colin exercising his arm!

    There was Pittosporum in the park, red pomegranate, a date palm (i think).

    I like the decoration on this apartment building across the street.
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  • Day4

    Igreja de S. Vicente da Fora Lisbon

    June 9, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    This is the big church we saw from the first lookout in the afternoon from the sun gate. it was off on the horizon.

    It is quite close to the Panteao Nacional. There is an arch that you go under to access it. there was a big truck trying to get up the narrow street with cars coming the opposite direction and other cars behind the trucks, quite the traffic snarl. I couldn't believe that this huge truck was actually negotiating those narrow streets, but it did. The passenger got out and had to get some of the drivers of the cars to move before he could advance. Considering how narrow these streets are the Portugeues are very good drivers.

    There was a street party in front of the church, many tents, one of them labelled Dolores....my middle name! means sorrow in spanish I think.

    You can see a very small Colin in the bottom of one of those pictures, it gives you a sense of the scale.

    there were lots of statues in the small niches, one of them may have been st george, but not sure. one of the cherubs seemed to have a lot of arrows in him.

    the pergola with the fountain (and a pigeon in the fountain) was next to the church, it had a sign inviting you in, but not at this time of night. it was closed and locked!
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  • Day8

    Graca Church

    July 21, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Really looking to see the interior of the Graca Church, which is right next to the 'Ponto de Vista' Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, but there was a wedding being held today, so will return in the week and find out more!

    This building was 'next door' but appears to be a part of the church itself and inside there is an exhibition of 'The Procession of Corpus Christi', which was instituted by Pope Urban IV in 1266

    In 1777 it was proclaimed that ...the procession shall have no heifers, giants, snakes, dragons and grass matts, cars or other similar things that used to represent the crafts, nor any kind of dance, nor the moors that used to accompany St George; no woollen pallium shall go in the procession but a richer one; the senate shall order the placement of chains in the entrance of the streets that lead to the procession
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  • Day11

    Church of São Vicente of Fora

    July 24, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The Church or Monastery of São Vicente de Fora; meaning 'Monastery of St. Vincent Outside the Walls' is a 17th-century church and monastery in the city of Lisbon. It is one of the most important monasteries and mannerist buildings in the country. The monastery also contains the royal pantheon of the Braganza monarchs of Portugal.

    The original Monastery of São Vicente de Fora was founded around 1147 by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques however the present buildings are the result of a reconstruction ordered by King Philip II of Spain, who had become King of Portugal (as Philip I) after a succession crisis in 1580. The church of the monastery was rebuilt between 1582 and 1629,
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  • Day11

    Feira da Ladra

    July 24, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    This 'Flea Market' has everything, located to the rear of the Panteao Nacional it extends towards the Church of Sao Vicente and down to Campo de Santa Clara

    Made up of permanent shops and stalls to simple allocations marked on the pavement for individuals to 'Boot Sale' their items, an incredible place runs on Tuesdays and SaturdaysRead more

  • Day11

    Panteão Nacional

    July 24, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The Church of Santa Engrácia (Igreja de Santa Engrácia, apparently pronounced is a 17th-century monument in Lisbon.

    Originally a church, in the 20th century it was converted into the National Pantheon (Panteão Nacional), in which important Portuguese personalities are buried. It is located in the Alfama neighborhood, close to another important Lisbon monument, the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Graça, Graca