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São Sebastião da Pedreira

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  • 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

  • Day8

    Damp

    June 7 in Portugal

    After much debate we decided that given the weather we would go and look at some art. The Gulbenkian seemed like a good choice, a good chronological stretch and some interesting stuff. Hmmmm
    We got off the metro and the Gulbenkian was discreetly hidden away but we found it thanks to Google maps. When we arrived it was 10e and no student discount. We were a bit miffed at the price, but it had such a good write up in Lonely Planet that we coughed up.
    Pah... It just didn't do it for us, no free range wandering, there was a set order. We were looking forward to the Mesopotamian pots we'd been promised. Nope, one panel and that was it. We hit the cafe as consolation, which also felt unsatisfactory in a nebulous fashion. After a restorative tea and scone we tried again but it didn't feel good. We grumped off to the metro and headed for the Mosterio at Belem. A busy tram and the rain was more serious but we arrived just in time for last entry and no queue unlike earlier in the week. It is an impressive space with some informative displays, especially the time line that layered work events, Portuguese history and the monastery history into a single display. Afterwards we emerged into the by now fairly persistent rain and headed to the tram stop. It was rammed. We had to stand all the way back to the centre and mostly there wasn't enough room to fall over, the crush of bodies held you upright even as the tram lurched.
    Finally we made it back, a quick sit down and we headed back around the corner to Taberna Baixa for dinner. Very good and Mandy came away with the little thimble that the cherry brandy was served in.
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  • 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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You might also know this place by the following names:

São Sebastião da Pedreira, Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, Сан-Себаштиан-да-Педрейра

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