Lisbon Day 3

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Castle of São Jorge

On Saturday, Jessica wanted to go to the beach in Estoril, but Jill and I felt like a bit more Lisbon sight-seeing.  After splitting up, Jill and I headed for the Castle of São Jorge.  We opted for a taxi since we weren’t that excited about the climb up the hill.  We got there and had some coffee and breakfast in a small café nearby.  The entrance to the castle is a bit confusing.  Look for the line and that is probably the ticket building.  The actual entrance to the castle is farther up the hill on the left.  There is not much left to see inside the castle besides walls and towers.

view from Castle of São Jorge
 The view is fantastic though. 

We hiked back down the hill (only getting lost once or twice) and then decided on a stroll and window shopping on Avenida da Liberdade.  We were heading to a folk market we had heard about do to a bit of souvenir shopping.  The “market” turned out to be a single shop that was greatly overpriced compared to everything else we had seen, so we decided to go back to the hotel for a dip in the pool.

For dinner and evening entertainment, we went down to the Docas area.  Basically it is a long strip of bars and restaurants along the river.  We had a nice dinner and then decided to stop into a bar where we had heard some good music being played (Jill and Jessica love to dance).  We had one drink and started to realize we were definitely the oldest people in the place.  We migrated down to the next bar, only to realize everyone in the place was looking up above at the balcony area.  Apparently, there was a bachelorette party going on and there was a male stripper performing.  Amused by the fact that we got some free entertainment, we settled in for the night, ordering drinks and dancing the night away.
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Castle of São Jorge
Castle of São Jorge
view from Castle of São Jorge
view from Castle of São Jorge
view from Castle of São Jorge
view from Castle of São Jorge
view from Castle of São Jorge
view from Castle of São Jorge
Castle of São Jorge
Castle of São Jorge
street view
street view
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