Last Night In Lisbon

After our day in Belem, we headed back to Baixa and back out into the city for our final night of exploring. We wandered, meandered and soaked up the sights and sounds of this wonderful city one last time. I had spied the Gloria funicular earlier in the week, we decided to ride it. Just…

Exploring Belem

On our last full day in Lisbon Son and I woke up feeling queasy and off colour. Unsure what caused this we had a lie-in, a late breakfast and didn’t venture out until 11.30. We still didn’t feel on top form but were well enough to keep to our original plan to visit Belem. Tram…

Lisbon’s Oceanarium

We enjoyed our morning wandering around Lisbon’s Expo area – especially the cable car ride and after lunch it was time to visit the Oceanarium, originally our main reason for coming to this part of the city. After stacks of pre-trip research I read many times over this was one of the most impressive aquariums…

Exploring Lisbon’s Expo Area

On our penultimate day in Lisbon we decided to do something different. A speedy hotel breakfast then we hopped on the metro and whizzed out to the Expo area of the city. Once derelict, this whole place was redeveloped completely for the 1998 Lisbon Expo. Son was already keen to visit the famed aquarium here,…

Ferry Across The Tagus

After a great morning exploring the castle and the Alfama, we went from the highest part of Lisbon back down to the lowest to catch the ferry to the other side of the river. I had read all about Lisbon’s Christ Statue, we had a reasonable view of it from Commerce Square and it looked…

Wandering Around Lisbon’s Alfama Neighbourhood

After we had explored all nooks and crannies of the castle in Lisbon we strolled through the Alfama neighbourhood on our way back down towards the river. This is definitely a good plan if you want to save your legs. The whole area is super hilly and walking down rather than up through the steep,…

Lisbon’s Castle of Sao Jorge

The next place on our Lisbon list to explore was the Castle of Sao Jorge. We spent the morning in Commerce Square and dithered about whether to walk from there to the castle or take Tram 28. One tram passed us by while we debated, another was on the way and had space so we…

Lisbon’s Commerce Square

On our first night in Lisbon we headed for Commerce Square to dine at one of the restaurants there. It was beautiful at night, all lit up and sparkling but I wanted to return in the daytime and explore a little more. After breakfast at our hotel that is just what we did. The square…

Dining in Lisbon

Military precision is how I approach all elements of our trips and where we dine out in the evenings is never left to chance. Not until this time that is. I was more relaxed about that whole aspect of this holiday, we made no plans and I left it to Husband to decide where we…