Sighing at the view from the Gates of the Sun in Lisbon…

An Ahhhhhhh moment in Lisbon!

An Ahhhhhhh moment in Lisbon!

Lisbon is perhaps one of the most beautiful European cities TravelBella has been fortunate enough to visit. With the deep blue sea as far as the eye can see, windy cobbled streets, colourful trams and charming cafes and restaurants it really is the most wonderful place to spend a few days! Hop in a cab (or tram!) to the top of the hill by the mediaeval Castle of São Jorge, the Portuguese royal residence until the early 16th century in the Alfama district, the oldest district in Lisbon. Stop at the Miradouro das Portas do Sol (the Gates of the Sun) and take in the outstanding view! There are many bars and cafes here too so why not take it all in with an ice cold beer or sangria as you contemplate your good fortune at being in such beautiful surroundings! To do things in real Portuguese-style stay for an all-afternoon lunch of gambas (shrimp) and some ice-cold Vinho Verde before you set off for a stroll down the narrow cobbled streets ducking into the cool of the many churches en route and stopping to just take it all in with a resounding ‘aaaaaaaaaaah!’…

 

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