With two days to spare,i made sure that i have enough rest and enough beers.I did a bit of walking too,which made me judge and conclude that Lisbon is the most beautiful capital in Europe.At least from the list of capitals which i have seen so far.Here is a small account of places which i ticked off my list in Lisbon.
Rossio Square – Busy, historic oval-shaped square. Beautiful fountains and statues. Lots of shops and restaurants all around
Not so far away from the Rossi square is Praca de figueira.Surrounded by old traditional buildings, some are being refurbished at the time
Santa Justa Lift,i chose to watch it from a distance rather than going up at the top.You have to pay (5+ Euro) to get to the top plus there was a long queue and i did not wanted to be a part of it.
Iconic trams of Lisbon,old,classy,rustic and beautiful.
Beautiful landmark of Lisbon. It is nice to admire it from the floor and observing its uncountable details. Also, it is possible to pay an amount of Euros and go up to this place and observe Lisbon’s surroundings from the top.I chose to stay put on the ground 🙂
As you cross this arc,it opens up to a huge square.Popularly known as Comercio square.Lisbon’s largest and most scenic square – it’s definitely worth a visit, but is naturally surrounded by high-priced restaurants and cafes.There is a lifetime equestrian monument to the King Jose 1 at the center of the square.
Tagus river and the bridge in the distance almost looks like Golden Gate,must be inspired by it i guess.
Lisbon Cathedral – A beautiful and old church. Although not entirely in par with the architecture of churches belonging to the same era in Europe, it’s still a worthwhile place to visit.
On my way to the old castle,ran into some nice looking view points. The view of the city and the river were great from here..do not fail to notice the graffiti’s , the mosaic tiles and artists performing during the day time. It really attracts you and invites for a break from your walk.
Best thing about visiting the Castle in Lisbon is that it sits at the topmost point of the city.The views from this locale at the top of Lisbon are just stunning. The area at the top is splendidly cobbled with big trees shielding visitors from the heat. I really enjoyed walking up and down different vantage points. It has something for those usually more interested in castle structure itself, and for pure viewing pleasure as well.
National Sanctuary of Christ the King is a must visit if you are in Lisbon. This is an imposing statue of Jesus Christ. The surrounding area is peaceful and provides great views of Lisbon. The views get even better if you pay 5 euros to go up to the viewing platform near the top of the statue. I wish i could have taken that ride to the top.