Around town on our last day

TRAVEL DIARY: LISBON 4

Did you know that Uber fares are incredibly cheap in Portugal? We stumbled upon this discovery during our visit to Sintra when we opted for a taxi. Glad we found out because since then, Uber has become our go-to mode of transportation.

So this was our last day in Lisbon and we wanted to make the most of it. Here we were passing by some interesting spots that caught my eye.

First we went to the Lisbon Cathedral, better known as Sé de Lisboa. It is the oldest and most important church in the city since the 12th century.

This is located in the Alfama neighbourhood and is a very busy intersection with Ubers, taxis, tuktuks and trams all passing simultaneously.

The impressive interior of the Cathedral

And the exploration continues…

Passed by the Museo de Lisboa Teatro Romano. The mural on the facade looks amazing.

Walked our way downhill to the Tagus River where there were some modern sculptures and architecture.

Walked by the river front,

to get to the Praca do Comercio where we saw some modern sculptures by Tony Cragg.

Facing the Tagus is Praca do Comercio, which is one of the largest plaza in Europe. And this was where we had lunch.

A worm’s eye view of the Rua Augusta Arch. This is a historical building that was built to commemorate the city’s rebirth after the 1755 earthquake

Oh yes, we already had lunch but this was our last day in the city of Pasteis de Nata so we had to have one (or two). In front of the Santa Justa Lift.

Waiting for the tram i saw this impressive building. Don’t really know what it was but it was so photogenic.

Alighted from the tram at the Rossio Square where we immersed ourselves one last time with the Baroque style water fountains there.

And the murals

And here was the neighbourhood where we stayed at on our last theee days. It wasn’t as steep as Bairro Alto, where we stayed previously, but definitely lacked the character.

Photos from 23 October 2023

Our time in Lisbon was incredible. Despite the uphill battles, the city’s beauty, history, and culinary delights (and did I say the many Pasteis de Nata that I consumed) made every moment worthwhile. We leave with fond memories and a desire to come back soon ( maybe at the time when it’s not so rainy).

14 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    There’s always something new to see in Lisbon, Teresa. That Teatro Romano museum looks interesting. I’m sorry that I’m not really organised for a walk this week, but you know I’ll link you in next week. Thanks a lot!

    1. Teresa says:

      I am also out and about in Sydney so my posts are now just scheduled. Thanks Jo.

  2. sami veloso says:

    There are so many beautiful buildings in Lisbon. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Portugal Teresa. I’ve been seeing your images on Instagram. I missed a lot of those murals, or maybe they were painted after my visit to the city in July 2022. I was there in March 2023 but mainly spent time with my parents and did a couple of trips to the countryside.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes to that. So many buildings to admire. I missed a lot of murals in Lisbon since it was such a rainy time of the year so we really didn’t get to do the most of our exploring. Thanks for commenting Sami.

  3. Toonsarah says:

    I’ve been to Lisbon many times but never yet visited the cathedral – you’ve inspired me to do so next time!

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yes…not as grand as the others but it is definitely worth the visit. Thanks Sarah.

  4. PR says:

    Lovely! Looks different from when I was there a couple of years back. Should plan another trip 😀

  5. scooj says:

    Wonderful post – after reading this, Lisbon is rising to the top of my bucket list destinations

    1. Teresa says:

      Yup, so many things to do and places to see.

  6. Wind Kisses says:

    A wonderful look at Lisbon through your eyes. Loved all the street art. AND the food.

    1. Teresa says:

      Sometimes you can just be lucky where you venture. Thanks.

  7. Alison says:

    Great photos Teresa, I’ve not been yet so nice to have a walk around with you.

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh that’s strange. You haven’t been to a place that I have been haha You have been everywhere.

      1. Alison says:

        Haha very funny 🤣

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