Walking through the streets of Lisbon, it is noticeable that many houses’ facades do not have the usual look, but are decorated with beautiful tiles. [Read more…]
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal a visit for us had long been fixed. In the south-west of Europe there are pleasant temperatures in the winter.
The Ponte 25 de Abril or bridge of the 25th April is one of the landmarks of Lisbon. Large and proud it crosses the Tagus, but crossing the Ponte 25 de Abril by foot is almost impossible.h. [Read more…]
Modern Lisbon can be found on the former Expo site of 1998 in the Parque das Nações (National Park). Modern architecture, the Oceanarium, an underground tile gallery, a shopping centre, cafes, restaurants, walkways and cycle paths along the Tagus were built on about 340 ha. [Read more…]
The LX Factory is located halfway between Belém and the city centre, below Ponte 25 de Abril (Bridge of the 25th April). Ideal for a short pit stop on the way back from Belém. [Read more…]
Belém is not really in walking distance from central Lisbon. We had therefore decided to travel by one of the regional trains. We set off from the Metro station Cais de Sodré (green metro line) to the stop Belém. This costs 1.30 € per person (on the rechargeable Viva Viagem card) and is an alternative to the 3.5 km walk. [Read more…]