Weekend trip to Lisbon.

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Praca do Comercio

I often do crazy weekend trips and my trip to Lisbon was no exception.  

On Friday November 30, I headed out to Newark on Northwest and then caught a TAP Air Portugal Airbus 330 to Lisbon.   I arrived into Lisbon at 5:30 am and within 30 minutes, I was on bus route 44 to downtown.  The cost was 1.35 Euro.  There is an airport express bus #91 but it does not start operating until 7:45 am.   I walked all around the area near Praca do Comercio and Rua Augusta.  I also walked up to Castelo Sao Jorge, which was a rough hike up hills and steps!   At around 9 am, I took tram 15 to Belem so I could see the Torre de Belem.  It was about a five minute walk from the Centro Cultural Belem stop to the Torre.

Torre de Belem
   From there, I walked along the banks of the Tagus River to the Discoveries monument.   I walked from there to the Pasteis de Belem shop which is located right on tram route 15 near the Mosteiro Jeronimos stop.  I had my pasteis and coffee and then returned to Praca do Comercio.   From there I walked up Rua Augusta to the Elevador Santa Justa for some views of the city.   I spent the rest of the day walking around this whole area, including Rossio Square.    I also took a bus over to the area near Oriente Station.

In the evening, I went to LIS Airport for my flight to Amsterdam.    I stayed out all night in Amsterdam and then went to Schiphol Airport for the Northwest flight to Detroit.   I arrived back in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon.

I really liked Lisbon and I think it may be my new favorite city in Europe.   The people are friendly, the food is good, and the climate is perfect.

bristolmoomin says:
A good place to spend the weekend. It's too on my list, should of gone last year, but ended up in Berlin instead :)
Posted on: Aug 03, 2010
nathanphil says:
Great photos...
Posted on: Nov 17, 2009
hummingbird50 says:
Gotta love the travel. :)
Posted on: Mar 01, 2008
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Praca do Comercio
Praca do Comercio
Torre de Belem
Torre de Belem
Praca do Comercio
Praca do Comercio
Rossio Square
Rossio Square
View from Castelo area
View from Castelo area
Se Cathedral
Se Cathedral
Torre de Belem
Torre de Belem
Torre de Belem
Torre de Belem
Torre de Belem
Torre de Belem
25th of April Bridge
25th of April Bridge
25th of April Bridge
25th of April Bridge
Discoveries Monument
Discoveries Monument
Discoveries Monument
Discoveries Monument
Pasteis
Pasteis
Pasteis de Belem shop
Pasteis de Belem shop
Rua Augusta entrance
Rua Augusta entrance
Elevador Santa Justa
Elevador Santa Justa
Elevador Santa Justa
Elevador Santa Justa
View from Elevador Santa Justa
View from Elevador Santa Justa
Castelo do Sao Jorge
Castelo do Sao Jorge
View from Elevador Santa Justa
View from Elevador Santa Justa
Rossio Square
Rossio Square
View from Elevador Santa Justa
View from Elevador Santa Justa
Se Cathedral
Se Cathedral
Lisbon and Tagus River
Lisbon and Tagus River
View from Elevador Santa Justa
View from Elevador Santa Justa
Igreja do Carmo
Igreja do Carmo
Monument to the Restoration
Monument to the Restoration
HRC Lisbon entrance
HRC Lisbon entrance
HRC Lisbon
HRC Lisbon
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