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FRIENDLY FRIDAY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Tiles from Portugal

beautiful tiles on the houses in Lisbon

 

You said tiles? Tiles immediately remind me of our honeymoon in Portugal five years ago :). We spent a wonderful week in Lisbon and explored the surrounding area as well. We have even visited the National Tile Museum to admire some very colourful Portuguese tiles.

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Lisbon castle and other sights (Sept 2014)

Every princess needs a castle, right? Sometimes my mum calls me principessa which is Italian for princess :). So, if there’s a castle around I just have to check it out. My husband and I reached São Jorge Castle by tram number 12. To our joy it was an old, rickety, wooden tram and the ride resembled a ride in an amusement park. Perfect! I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. At some point if you put your hand out of the window you could touch the walls of the houses on the street. The tram had to navigate narrow streets and steep hills before it let us out near Largo das portas do Sol-a beautiful viewpoint. So, we took in the view of Lisbon and proceeded on foot to the castle. It’s a pity that we didn’t have enough time to explore more Alfama neighbourhood but I had a lot planned for that day and we had to move on. We got discount for the castle ticket because of our Lisbon card which also gave us free crazy tram rides 🙂 . In my opinion the best views of the city are from the castle’s observation terrace and the castle walls. Just look at the photos. Amazing, right?

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