Portugal – Sightseeing

Good morning! I’m sorry if you missed me yesterday, I went out of town over the weekend and got back late Sunday night so I didn’t have time to prepare a post. But today I have a post on Portugal. Like I did with Morocco, I will post the food shots in a separate post.
The first few pictures are from my first full day in Portugal. I arrived on Tuesday evening and met up with a friend of my aunt’s for dinner then just went back to my hotel. But on Saturday I headed out early and walked around Lisbon to go sightseeing.

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It was a great day for walking around – the weather was beautiful.

While I was walking I saw this piece of art.
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The old architecture made for some great photos.
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While I was walking I came across this old church.
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And I went to visit the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major, also known as Lisbon Cathedral, or the Se.
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After I visited the church I wandered through the city.
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I saw this random mural on my way.
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And this candle figure in front of what I think was a restaurant.
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While walking I came across this view point of the ocean.
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I asked someone to take a picture of me, it was a little washed out, but when you travel alone you have to rely on strangers for pictures.
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Next I walked up to St. George’s Castle.
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Unfortunately the line to get in the castle was so long and I had so much more I wanted to see so I decided to forgo taking the castle tour.
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Shots for a dollar? I passed.
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After the castle I took a bus to Belem. There I saw the PadrĂ£o dos Descobrimentos, a statue in Belem.Portugal   SightseeingIMG 6070 e1416879939659 682x1024

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Then I walked to see Belem Tower.
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After that I walked over to Jeronimos Monastery, where Vasco da Gama is buried.
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This is a fountain in front of the monastery.
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The monastery itself was quite breathtaking inside.
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Vasco da Gama’s tomb.
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After I toured Belem I made my way back to the center of Lisbon. I went to the Time Out Mercado da Ribeira in Cais do Sodre.
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The next morning, on Friday, I was supposed to fly home but my flight was cancelled due to an airline strike by the Portuguese airline. Instead, I was stuck in Lisbon an extra night so I spent the extra day trying to stuff in a little more sightseeing.
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I walked up to an area that had nice views of Lisbon and read a book.
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So that was my tour of Lisbon! Stay tuned for some food pictures of Lisbon!