Marquês de Pombal

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14 travelers at this place:

  • Day50

    Portugal / Lisbon

    September 5, 2017 in Portugal

    04th September 2017
    This morning we left Oporto by train and arrived in Lisbon at about 2pm.
    Very different to the other places we have been to. This is like a big cosmopolitan city. Not sure I like Lisbon.
    So many people....mainly tourists. And traffic everywhere. We stayed at Turim Hotel. Very nice. On the main street leading into the heart of the city. Had enough of walking on cobblestones.Read more

  • Day52

    Portugal/ Lisbon

    September 7, 2017 in Portugal

    More photos of Lisbon. Walking up to the top of the hill you come across all the back street with run down buildings and graffiti. Some houses have lovely tiles attached to their homes. Saves painting the outside as sea air quickly deteriorates the outside of the buildings.. even ruin sites get graffitied.Read more

  • Day52

    Portugal / Lisbon

    September 7, 2017 in Portugal

    More photos of Lisbon. We must have a real thing going with Tuk Tuk as we rode another one to the top of the highest hill to see this famous church. Not such a hair raising ride this time. They also have markets here every Tuesday and Thursday. Graham was like a pig in shit. He loves markets. Tuk Tuks everywhere up here as too narrow for tour buses.Read more

  • Day18

    Lissabon Day 1

    July 23 in Portugal

    Der Tag beginnt mit einem atemberaubenden Ausblick auf Lissabon vom Memmo Principe Real und einem tollen Frühstück im Zenith. Ausreichend satt ist kein Ausdruck. Da wir alle ziemlich platt sind, beschließen wir eine schnöde Doppeldecker Bustour zu machen. Die erste Tour geht nach Belem, dann steigen wir am Plaça Comercio aus und gehen ein bisschen shoppen... Im Spirituosen Geschäft. Die 2. Fahrt durch das neue Lissabon Richtung Flughafen verläuft lustig\ entspannt bis tiefgründig. Vero genießt Musik und schöne Aussicht. Diyan und ich reden über den Sinn des Lebens und Lissabon zieht an uns vorbei. Danach waren wir wie schon im Oktober im Madame Piscad essen. Danach ging es ins Airbnb und wir standen vor der Herausforderung alles Flughafen konform zu packen.Read more

  • Day72

    Lisboa - Alfama District

    March 12 in Portugal

    The hotel we are staying at is a 15 minute downhill walk to the centre of historic Lisbon. Although I would have preferred staying in an apartment, they were more expensive than this 4* hotel that came with a full breakfast buffet. Metropolitan Lisbon has a population of nearly 3 million people, which is about 27% of the country’s population. The city centre is surprisingly easy to navigate and very compact. Around every corner is another treed plaza and monument. In 1755 the Great Lisbon earthquake occurred, equivalent to an 8.5-9 on today’s Richter scale. The city was almost totally destroyed by the quake and the subsequent fires and tsunami. We did a self-guided walking tour using Rick Steve’s travel book, exploring the Alfama District that suffered very little damage. Lisbon is extremely hilly but the guide book directed us to an elevator that took us partially up one very steep hill. There are park-like viewpoints at the top that overlook the city. Then we gradually weaved our way down very narrow streets and stairways back to the river front.

    After 14 consecutive days of rain we were very happy to have a beautiful, 17 degree, mostly sunny day. We ate lunch at a patio restaurant, sipped on wine, and watched all the people. It’s unfortunate that there are so many smokers in Portugal, mostly young people, that interfered with our enjoyment of the outdoor patio.
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  • Day80

    Steps and Hills

    March 20 in Portugal

    Each day we walked an average of 8 km, with much of it going up and down hills or stairs. There was so much to see everywhere we went as Porto was spared from the 1755 earthquake that caused major damage in Lisbon. We did our old persons version of a pub crawl, all within one block. First we stopped at the Wines of Portugal Tasting Room. For €3 you could try about 30 ml of 2 different wines. They use an automated system which seemed a bit impersonal. Next stop was the Port and Douro Wine Institute that had a small museum explaining the industry, followed by another automated tasting. I passed on this one but John tried 3 or 4 samples and found a new, expensive liquor to love. Our 3rd tasting was at Oliva & Company where we got to taste 5 different olive oils. The shopkeeper had a wealth of knowledge about olive oil which he was excited to share with us. He was very interesting and the oils were tasty.Read more

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Marquês de Pombal, Marques de Pombal

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