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 plaza
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 Dom Pedro
Portugal, Lisbon: Peruvian pan flute musicians playing and selling music
Portugal, Lisbon: Peruvian pan flute musicians playing and selling music
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 church in the city; construction started in 1147
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 by a trolley
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 walls
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 song which can be about anything, but must follow a certain traditional structure.; a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia.
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 town west of Lisbon; it's known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Portugal, Sintra  Thee town is known for its many 19th-century
Portugal, Sintra Thee town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
Portugal, Sintra  The town is known for its many 19th-century
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
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 Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
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 Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
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 Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural
Portugal, Sintra The town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors
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 Romantic architectural monuments and castles with elaborate interiors; this is Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Islamic and Neo-Renaissance styles.
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline,  Islamic
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Islamic and Neo-Renaissance styles.
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline,  Islamic
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Islamic and Neo-Renaissance styles.
Portugal, Sintra  Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline,  Islamic
Portugal, Sintra Pena National Palace, a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Islamic and Neo-Renaissance styles.
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, Neo-Manueline, Islamic and Neo-Renaissance styles.
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
Portugal, Sintra  two women in love, at the train station
Portugal, Sintra two women in love, at the train station