Lisbon, Portugal (Capital)

Alfama Lisbon Portugal
Alfama - Lisbon, Portugal
Sintra Portugal
Sintra, Portugal
Wayne Dunlap Island of Ponta Delgada Azores Portugal
Wayne in the Island of Ponta Delgada 
- Azores, Portugal
Baixa Lisbon Portugal
Pedestrian Area of Baixa - Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal
Rossio Square Lisbon Portugal
Rossio Square - Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Lisbon Portugal
Belem - Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal (5/7-11/2009)

Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and largest city.

We had only one day in Lisbon but did a bunch of cool things that we recommend (see photos).

We took a Disneyland E-ticket ride on the famous Tram #28 that takes you through the narrow winding streets, followed by a visit to the fairytale village of Sintra and the Versailles-influenced palace Queluz

We also wandered (got lost!) the winding streets of the old colorful Moorish cobblestone Alfama, got caught in the rain in the pedestrian area Baixa, and had dinner in the Rossio Square, Lisbon’s main square.

Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with a contemporary culture that is alive and thriving and making its mark in today's Europe. 

Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is one of the rare Western European cities that face the ocean and uses water as an element that defines Lisbon. 

Lisbon enchants travelers with its white bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways, and an easy going charm that makes Lisbon a popular year round destination.

The Portuguese cities and towns are poorer than many other European countries but the people are friendly.

Fun Trams Rides Lisbon Portugal
Fun Trams Rides - Lisbon, Portugal
We had a beautiful crossing of the Atlanta Ocean on the Holland America Prinsendam cruise ship, an older elegant ship. After six days at sea we first landed in the Portuguese Azores on the island of Ponta Delgada (see photo), a nature wonderland far off to sea.

Please see our other 5 travel blog posts for Portugal:

Douro Valley (Portugal's premier port wine country)

Porto, Portugal (one of our favorite places in Potugal) 

Madeira, Portugal 

Algarve Faro & Praiada Rocha (Portugal's most popular tourist destination)

Medieval Towns of Obidos, Aveiro, Figuerira da Foz, &Coimbra, Portugal 

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1 comment:

  1. What an amazing adventure you're having. I am now working part time for a cruise travel agent so may get to join you sometime!!! Miss you. xoxox D


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