Last week I visited Lisbon for the first time and fell in love with its quirky charm. We chose to stay in a cute apartment in the Baixa district, which put us within walking distance of many of the sights of the city, including Commerical Square and the Elevator Santa Justa, as well as being right in the middle of all the action in terms of shopping, eating and drinking.
Our trip was only a short one, but we enjoyed exploring the wide tiled shopping streets of Baixa and the quirky narrow maze-like streets of old-town Alfama, following the route of the vintage 28 tram up to the highest point of the Sao Jorge castle. And as first-time visitors we also took a trip over to Belem where some of the main sights and monuments are to be found. We made sure to try the famous Pasteis de Nata (the custard tarts of Lisbon), eat plenty of seafood and experience the amazing views of the city from several angles, and we also managed to fit in a day trip to the nearest beach (because when it’s 30 degree heat, why wouldn’t you?!).
As you can see I fell in love with Lisbon a little bit, and just I hope my picture-heavy post isn’t too overwhelming!
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