Sunday, May 21, 2017

Early October 2016 - Lisbon, At Last

Lisbon is a wonderful, small, old city, with fading glory from prior wealthy periods and overseas conquests.  The Portuguese were the first european overseas explorers and conquerors.  There are fantastic monuments to see from the water and from shore.  
Belem Tower
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Monument of the Discoveries wrapped in scaffolding unfortunately.
Lisbon is now Portugal's capital, main port and largest city.  It's compact and lively, and a popular tourist destination.   It was mobbed.
But wonderful sights to see
Cloister
 Centuries' worth of elaborate buildings ....
Like many european cities, cycling is popular, although Lisbon is very hilly. 
          Rossio Theater
Free bike self-service repair station...
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