"Panoramas, up & down walking and good food!" Lisbon by LysDor
Lisbon Travel Guide: 5,164 reviews and 12,708 photos
I don't know how I'm still in so love with this city and Portugal in general (see my algarve page!!)!?
Maybe because my father took me here so many times when I was a young child.
I can still remember the smell of the fish-market we used to go to early in the mornings...
...the sandy white beach and the sea with all its treasures: seashells, mussels, seasnakes, and so on...
Once I played on the beach near the water and the tide caught me so that I swallowed some salty seawater. My mom was so desperate healing my soar throat that she stopped a passing ice-cream merchant and bought me a cooling delight.
I still can remember from time to time: the smell and taste of that ice-cream - It felt just like the white glue pot we were using at school at that time - funny!
The heart of Lisbon is a relatively new area called Baixa. After the 1755 earthquake this part was rebuilt as a trade center by Marquês de Pombal, thus earning the name of "Baixa Pombalina".
It is also one of the city's biggest traditional shopping districts. The main street is called Rua Augusta and has many cafés, restaurants and shops.
The original uniform, rectilinear architecture is still evident today.
The names of the streets parallel to Rua Augusta still allude to the traders and craftsmen based in the area since the Age of the Discoveries
There is still that feeling of a genuine OLD TOWN with cobble-stone narrow streets and beautiful houses, not to forget the pigeons flying all over you ;-)!!
Not a bad idea to come here before lunch time, do some shopping and stop to rest and taste some delicious Gambas à l'ail!
What on earth must have been going on in this person's mind? Collecting all this stuff? An amazing point for us... more travel advice
It However the best place to get the whole picture of it is at Bairro da Serafina. Notice also the blue azulejos. more travel advice
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