Portugal, Lisbon 1

Lisbon is a huge open-air walking museum of history, culture, modern buildings, great monuments, beautiful harbor and exquisite food. It’s busy even in the shoulder seasons for good reason: prices are affordable. Renting a car is the only way to go to see the grand vistas, roadside flowers, the mountain snow, high altitude stone houses, historic ports, endless cafes, ancient castles, great universities and the unique castles in the town of Sintra. Lisbon has a population of about 552,000 and is one of the major economic areas on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest container ports on Europe’s Atlantic coast.

 

 

Portugal, Lisbon: street book market
Portugal, Lisbon: street book market...
Portugal, Lisbon: observation tower
Portugal, Lisbon: observation tower...
Portugal, Lisbon: convention center
Portugal, Lisbon: convention center...
Portugal, Lisbon: religious statues are common
Portugal, Lisbon: religious statues are common...
Portugal, Lisbon: bull ring
Portugal, Lisbon: bull ring...
Portugal, Lisbon: shady residential street
Portugal, Lisbon: shady residential street...
Portugal, Lisbon: water fountain and  decorative cobblestone plaza
Portugal, Lisbon: water fountain and decorative cobblestone...
Portugal, Lisbon: grocery store family planning shelf
Portugal, Lisbon: grocery store family planning shelf...
Portugal, Lisbon: grocery store Dead Sea skin products
Portugal, Lisbon: grocery store Dead Sea skin products...
Portugal, Lisbon: Richard and Michael in decorative Plaza Dom Pedro
Portugal, Lisbon: Richard and Michael in decorative Plaza Do...
Portugal, Lisbon: Peruvian pan flute musicians playing and selling music
Portugal, Lisbon: Peruvian pan flute musicians playing and s...
Portugal, Lisbon: tuk-tuk taxi (copied from Thailand)
Portugal, Lisbon: tuk-tuk taxi (copied from Thailand)...
Portugal, Lisbon: public rally
Portugal, Lisbon: public rally...
Portugal, Lisbon: public rally
Portugal, Lisbon: public rally...
Portugal, Lisbon: rally leaders
Portugal, Lisbon: rally leaders...
Portugal, Lisbon: overview of the city and Tagus River
Portugal, Lisbon: overview of the city and Tagus River...
Portugal, Lisbon: tourist resting by the Tagus River view
Portugal, Lisbon: tourist resting by the Tagus River view...
Portugal, Lisbon: cruise ship in harbor
Portugal, Lisbon: cruise ship in harbor...
Portugal, Lisbon: Lisbon Cathedral Roman Catholic;  oldest church in the
Portugal, Lisbon: Lisbon Cathedral Roman Catholic; oldest c...
Portugal, Lisbon: marble water fountain
Portugal, Lisbon: marble water fountain...
Portugal, Lisbon: cathedral with trolley and tuk-tuk
Portugal, Lisbon: cathedral with trolley and tuk-tuk...
Portugal, Lisbon: youth
Portugal, Lisbon: youth...
Portugal, Lisbon: art Deco entry door
Portugal, Lisbon: art Deco entry door...
Portugal, Lisbon: street orchestra
Portugal, Lisbon: street orchestra...
Portugal, Lisbon: Michael and Richard  about to get run over
Portugal, Lisbon: Michael and Richard about to get run over...
Portugal, Lisbon: nighttime photo of Plaza Comercio
Portugal, Lisbon: nighttime photo of Plaza Comercio...
Portugal, Lisbon: dinner, crab cakes and rice
Portugal, Lisbon: dinner, crab cakes and rice...
Portugal, Lisbon: nighttime photo of small Trinidad Theatre
Portugal, Lisbon: nighttime photo of small Trinidad Theatre...
Portugal, Lisbon: cafes are a way of life here
Portugal, Lisbon: cafes are a way of life here...
Portugal, Lisbon: decorative facade of classical figures
Portugal, Lisbon: decorative facade of classical figures...
Portugal, Lisbon: excavation and  reinforcement of ancient walls
Portugal, Lisbon: excavation and reinforcement of ancient w...
Portugal, Lisbon: bridge railing shadow
Portugal, Lisbon: bridge railing shadow...
Portugal, Lisbon: art Deco entries to a train station
Portugal, Lisbon: art Deco entries to a train station...
Portugal, Lisbon: Plaza Dom Pedro
Portugal, Lisbon: Plaza Dom Pedro...
Portugal, Lisbon: view of the river and harbor
Portugal, Lisbon: view of the river and harbor...
Portugal, Lisbon: art Deco facade
Portugal, Lisbon: art Deco facade...
Portugal, Lisbon: shadows on a stone wall
Portugal, Lisbon: shadows on a stone wall...
Portugal, Lisbon: decorative dimensional facade
Portugal, Lisbon: decorative dimensional facade...
Portugal, Lisbon: Fado Museum;   Fado music is a form
Portugal, Lisbon: Fado Museum; Fado music is a form of son...
Portugal, Lisbon: artful grafitti
Portugal, Lisbon: artful grafitti...
Portugal, Lisbon: imaginative facade
Portugal, Lisbon: imaginative facade...
Portugal, Lisbon: new walkway
Portugal, Lisbon: new walkway...
Portugal, Lisbon: Sintra train station; Sintra is a suburban town west
Portugal, Lisbon: Sintra train station; Sintra is a suburban...
Portugal, Sintra  Thee town is known for its many 19th-century
Portugal, Sintra Thee town is known for its many 19th-centu...
Portugal, Sintra  The town is known for its many 19th-century
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-centur...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra view of the valley
Portugal, Sintra view of the valley...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra town map made of tiles
Portugal, Sintra town map made of tiles...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra interior doll house
Portugal, Sintra interior doll house...
Portugal, Sintra king's bed
Portugal, Sintra king's bed...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace interior
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace interior...
Portugal, Sintra town central plaza
Portugal, Sintra town central plaza...
Portugal, Sintra view of the village
Portugal, Sintra view of the village...
Portugal, Sintra village walkway
Portugal, Sintra village walkway...
Portugal, Sintra restaurant advertising guy
Portugal, Sintra restaurant advertising guy...
Portugal, Sintra Lord Byron was a visitor here
Portugal, Sintra Lord Byron was a visitor here...
Portugal, Sintra tile landscape of the town
Portugal, Sintra tile landscape of the town...
Portugal, Sintra horse carriage in the village
Portugal, Sintra horse carriage in the village...
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline,  Islamic
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic,...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline,  Islamic
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic,...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline,  Islamic
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic,...
Portugal, Sintra  student sketching
Portugal, Sintra student sketching...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline,  Islamic
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic,...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace interior
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace interior...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace interior
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace interior...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace interior
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace interior...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace exterior
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace exterior...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace interior
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace interior...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace exterior
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace exterior...
Portugal, Sintra  city hall
Portugal, Sintra city hall...
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace exterior
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace exterior...
Portugal, Sintra  castle
Portugal, Sintra castle...
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Portugal, Sintra  two women in love, at the train station
Portugal, Sintra two women in love, at the train station...