Lisbon – Day 2

Saturday, February 6, 2016

We started out today at the Mãe d’Água, the reservoir that opened in 1834 at the end of the old aqueduct system. It brought fresh water to Lisbon for the first time.

 

 

Then we went to Belém a district a couple of miles west of central Lisbon. Although Belém has a monastery that is Unesco World Heritage Listed our first priority was coffee and the custard tarts (pastéis de nata) that are supposed to be the best in Lisbon.

We explored the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos the UNESCO listed monastery and then walked to the Torre de Belém which is also UNESCO listed. It is right at the entrance to the harbor. The wind was really blowing.

 

 

After taking the bus back to our hotel and having a rest, we went to one of the restaurants in the bullring near our hotel for seafood for dinner

 

 

It was pouring rain when we walked to dinner. We walked a lot today. Although we are tired and in spite of what theses pictures might make you think, we are having a great time.

 

 

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

3 thoughts on “Lisbon – Day 2”

  1. Duke is pretty good at posing. I don’t think he was that tired!! The pastries were very good. The place was packed! The sign said they had 400 tables! It reminded me of Wall Drug or Anderson Pea Soup!

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