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LISBON 2019 – Nightsky’s trip to this beautiful port city

LISBON (LISBOA):

In March/April this year (2019), I visited Lisbon for the first time, with my girlfriend. It think it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with incredibel steep hills, yellow trams, small picturesque lanes, impressive squares, wide avenues, two impressive bridges, beautiful historic and ultramodern buildings and many world class museums. Lisbon has a great location, facing the wide Tagus River, close to the Atlantic Ocean, and beach resorts as Cascais and Estoril in the metro area. It is also a fairly cheap city by EU standards, it is safe, and people are friendly. We also made a daytrip to Sintra, the mountain town where the impressive palaces can be found. We stayed for 8 days, but it was not enough to explore this city that has so much to offer. We stayed at an apartment in Madragoa in the old town, and the last night at the 4-star Holiday Inn Continental in Avenidas Novas in the North part.

You can read more about the trip, and facts about Lisbon, here (scroll down):

http://worldtravelimages.net/Lisbon.html

25th April Bridge 24 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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PRACA DO COMERCIO (COMMERICAL SQUARE):

Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), also known as Terreiro do Paço (Palace Yard, after the palace that was destroyed in the great 1755 Lisbon earthquake), is the heart of Lisbon. The square is facing the Tagus River, in Baixa Pombalina (Lower Town). In the middle of the square is an equestrian statue of King José I. Around the square you find imposing yellow buildings with important museums, such as Lisboa Story and the National Museum. The most significant monument stands at the center of the square's North side; a statue and an arch, Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta, that marks the entrance to the commercial pedestrian street Rua Augusta, that is filled with typical luxury designer chain stores. Many of Lisbon's famous yellow historical trams departs from Praca de Comercio, and runs along Rua do Prata, that is parallel to Rua Augusta. There is an observation deck on the roof of the arch of triumph.

Praça do Comércio 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praça do Comércio 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praça do Comércio 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praça do Comércio 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praça do Comércio 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praça do Comércio 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praça do Comércio 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praça do Comércio 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Arco do Rua Augusta.
Praça do Comércio 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Castelo de São Jorge (St George’s Castle) overlooks Praca do Comércio.
Praça do Comércio 17 by Nightsky, on Flickr
The yellow trams are significant for Lisbon.
Praça do Comércio 20 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praça do Comércio 23 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praça do Comércio 24 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praça do Comércio 25 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Lisbon_Comercio.html
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RUA AUGUSTA:

Rua Augusta 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Rua Augusta 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua Augusta 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua Augusta 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua Augusta 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua Augusta 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Typical Lisbon mosaic street pattern.
Rua Augusta 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr


STREETS AROUND PRACA DO COMERCIO:
Rua Augusta 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua Augusta 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua Augusta 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Elevador de Santa Justa, gothic elevator tower designed by Gustave Eiffel’s pupil.
Rua de Prata 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua de Prata 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Comercio area 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Comercio area 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Comercio area 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Lisbon_Comercio.html
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To be honest, people got stuck with fast food nowadays, I mean, visual stimulation, photos, short videos. It's mentally hard for us to read such many words, I mean, an article.

I don't have dyslexia, but, it's hard for me to read an article on this forum.
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To be honest, people got stuck with fast food nowadays, I mean, visual stimulation, photos, short videos. It's mentally hard for us to read such many words, I mean, an article.

I don't have dyslexia, but, it's hard for me to read an article on this forum.
Just look at the pictures then.
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25th OF APRIL BRIDGE:

Ponte de 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) ,is a suspension bridge South of central Lisbon, just North of Belem. Itis very similar to the Golden Gate Bridge, it is red, also a suspension bridge and was built by the American Bridge Company (that bult San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge but not Golden Gate). The 25th of April bridge was completed in 1974 and has both a road and a railway, and an observation deck with a museum near the west edge. It is 2277m long. Pilar 7 Bridge Expericence is a new, very cool exhibition with elevators that goes up to the level of the road of the bridge, with glass floors with views over Lisbon. It tells the story of the bridge and offers views

25th April Bridge 19 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 18 by Nightsky, on Flickr
The bridge from Belém.
25th April Bridge 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr

25th April Bridge 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr

25th April Bridge 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 13 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 14 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 17 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 20 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 21 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 23 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 25 by Nightsky, on Flickr

25th April Bridge 31 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge 32 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Lisbon_25bridge.html
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Lovely, thanks for the commentary as well. Would love to see this city in person someday!
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Lovely, thanks for the commentary as well. Would love to see this city in person someday!
Thanks! It was my first time in Portugal, and the weather was great in March this year.
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25th OF APRIL BRIDGE AT NIGHT:

25th April Bridge 27 by Nightsky, on Flickr

25th April Bridge 28 by Nightsky, on Flickr


PILLAR 7 EXPERIENCE:


Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 17 by Nightsky, on Flickr

VIEWS FROM THE BRIDGE:
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 20 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 21 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 22 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 23 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 24 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monsanto Park
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 25 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 27 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Towards Cascais
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 29 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 30 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 31 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 33 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 34 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 36 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 39 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 40 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 41 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 43 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 44 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 45 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 46 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 50 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 47 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Pillar 7 Experience, 25th April Bridge 49 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Lisbon_25bridge.html
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BAIRRO ALTO (UPPER OLD TOWN):

Bairro Alto is the upper town of the old town, and one of Lisbon's most popular tourist districts, with hilly narrow streets and lanes, and small squares and restaurants. We didn't see much of this part, but visited similar disitricts next to it, it can be quite hard to figure out where Bairro Alto begins and another, similar looking district begins.

Bairro Alto 02 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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Bairro Alto 05 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Bairro Alto 07 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Bairro Alto 06 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Bairro Alto 08 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Lisbon_Santajusta.html
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ELEVADOR DE SANTA JUSTA:

Elevador de Santa Justa (Santa Justa Lift), a historical neo-gothic steel elevator tower that was designed by one of Gustav Eiffel’s pupils. It is 45m high and opened in 1899, the only remaining vertical elevator. On the top there is an observation deck and a walkway that pass over the street. Even if the lift is large (there is one that goes down and one up), it doesn't take many people. Thus the waiting line is often long, we waited more then one hour in low season. From the top the views are great. The elevator leads from the lower town, Baixa Pombal, to the upper town - the small square Largo de Camo in the Chiado district.


http://worldtravelimages.net/Lisbon_Santajusta.html


Elevador de Santa Justa 01 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Elevador de Santa Justa 02 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Elevador de Santa Justa 03 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Elevador de Santa Justa 04 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Elevador de Santa Justa 05 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Elevador de Santa Justa 06 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Elevador de Santa Justa 07 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Elevador de Santa Justa 08 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Elevador de Santa Justa 10 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Elevador de Santa Justa 11 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Elevador de Santa Justa 14 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Elevador de Santa Justa 16 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
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CARMEN CONVENT:

Carmo Convent (Convento da Carmo) is a beautiful large white ruin church that can be visited. Inside is an archeological museum and the building overlooks Praca Dom Pedro IV. The gothic convent convent, built in 1389, was ruined during the great 1755 earthquake, leaving the church with bare roof, a very beautiful sight.

Carmo Convent 01 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmo Convent 02 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmo Convent 09 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmo Convent 14 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmo Convent 11 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmo Convent 12 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmo Convent 19 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmo Convent 21 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmo Convent 22 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmo Convent 27 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmo Convent 05 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Largo de Carmen.
Carmo Convent 28 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carmen Convent.

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VIEWS FROM THE SANTA JUSTA LIFT:

Views from the Santa Justa elevator 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Views from the Santa Justa elevator 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 13 by Nightsky, on Flickr
The cathedral in Alfama.
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 14 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama.
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 17 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praca Rossio.
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 19 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 23 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Santa Justa lift and views.
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 25 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Sao Jorge Castle.
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 29 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Towards Tagus River.
Views from the Santa Justa elevator 30 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sheraton Hotel and other tall buildings in the North part.

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PRACA ROSSIO (PRACA DOM PEDRO IV):

Near Restauradores and Rossio, at the end of Rua Augusta, you find one of Lisbon's most central squares; Praca Dom Pedro IV, also called Rossio Square. It is a beautiful square with curvy mosaic patterns, and here is a fountain, a pedestal statue of King Pedro IV and several white building, like the National Theater (Teatro Nacional de Maria III), Next to Dom Pedro IV is another large square, Praca da Figueira, where many yellow historical trams and modern buses depart. Next to Figueira is one of Lisbon's most beautiful churches, Igreja de São Domingos. It is a white baroque building, built 1241-1748. It was devastated and rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, and a fire in 1959! It didn't reoppened until 1994, and you can clearly see that the interior is still very damaged, creating a decaying beauty. Lots of open-air restaurants can be found in the area. As on other squares, drug dealers approach people that visit the squares, and the police and government doesn't seem to care about it.

Praça Dom Pedro IV 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Praça Dom Pedro IV 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Praça Dom Pedro IV 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Praça Dom Pedro IV 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Praça Dom Pedro IV 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Praça Dom Pedro IV 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr

PRACA DA FIGUEIRA:

Praça da Figueira 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Praça da Figueira 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr


Praça da Figueira 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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Wonderful tour, thanks! I'm guessing that in most of these older European cities, there's a modern high rise district outside the historic district, like in Paris. Haven't been to Lisbon since the mid-80's.
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ROSSIO STATION:

Rossio Station (Estação de Caminhos de Ferro do Rossio) is the main station of Lisbon, it opened in 1891. The beautiful main exterior (during our visit unfortunately large parts were covered by scaffoldings) is facing a small square at the edge of Rossio Square. The station building with its Neo-Manueline (Portugese Late Gothic) was designed by José Luís Monteiro. This is where you take the train to Sintra, like we did, a town where you find many imposing palaces in the same style as this station. The upper part of the station building borders to Barrio Alto, while the lower part Pombaline Baixa.

Rossio Station 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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Rossio Station 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
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Rossio Station 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Rossio Station 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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Rossio Station 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Rossio Station 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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Wonderful tour, thanks! I'm guessing that in most of these older European cities, there's a modern high rise district outside the historic district, like in Paris. Haven't been to Lisbon since the mid-80's.
Thanks a lot. That's true, Lisbon has a very modern district called Parque das Nacoes, built for the 1998 world fair in the Northern outskirts next to the Tagus river. Most highrises are situated there, nothing really tall though, the tallest ones have only 20-30 floors, but some really cool buildings and monuments, plus cablecars can be found there. I will show you in one of the upcoming posts.

There are also some smaller highrise areas in the Northwests part of the city.
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ALFAMA:

Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon, and one of the most hilly, situated right next to the city center and the Tagus River. Alfama derives from the Arabic word Al-hamma, which means "hot baths". The most famous of Lisbon's historical yellow trams, Tram 28, climbs the hills of Alfama. Alfama is the foremost district where you can listen to the traditional melancholic fado music, there is even a fado museum here.
Since Alfama survived the big 1755 earthquake, it is the part of Lisbon that is most intact, and most picturesque. Sé (or Metropolitan Cathedral of St Mary Major), Lisbon’s gothic/Romanesque/baroque cathedral from the 12th-13th centuries, was built in stone and is situated on a hill in Alfama. It is the oldest church in the city since it has survived many earthquakes and is a national monument since 1910. The Lisbon Cathedral, as it also is called, is also the seat of the Archdiocese of Lisbon. Many of Lisbon's characteristic tuktuks stop outside the cathedral to attract customers. Several imposing, white churches with landmark towers have survived, Igreja de São Vicente de Fora (also a monastery built in mannerist style 1147-1629), Santa Luzia, Igreja de Santo Estevao. Panteao Nacional (National Pantheon), also called Igreja de Santa Engrácia is a 17th century monument and church, situated on another hill in Alfama. It is a white building with a dome.
At the Santa Luzia church there is an impressive viewpoint over Lisbon, Miradouro De Santa Luzia, with open-air restaurants.


Alfama 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Alfama 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Alfama 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Alfama 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr


Alfama 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tuktuks waiting outside the cathedral.


The historical skyline of Alfama:

Alfama 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Alfama 13 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Alfama 14 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Alfama 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr

National Pantheon.

Alfama 20 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Santa Apolonio Station.

Alfama 17 by Nightsky, on Flickr


LISBON CATHEDRAL (SÉ):

Sé, Lisbon Cathedral 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sé, Lisbon Cathedral 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sé, Lisbon Cathedral 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sé, Lisbon Cathedral 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Sé, Lisbon Cathedral 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sé, Lisbon Cathedral 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sé, Lisbon Cathedral 14 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Cathedral.


Alfama 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Alfama 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Alfama 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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ALFAMA BY NIGHT:

Around the Santa Luzia church there is a viewpoint where you can see all Alfama’s churches and other monument, and the Tagus River, at night.

Alfama by night 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama by night 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama by night 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama by night 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama by night 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama by night 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama by night 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama by night 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama by night 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama by night 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alfama by night 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Lisbon_Alfama.html
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