PORTUGAL Road Trip: LISBON ~ Exploring the City

June 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016


After 4 days of relaxing in the Algarve, it's on to lovely Lisbon to explore the city, sample Ginjinha and eat even more delicious Portuguese food.

 


LISBON


Known for it's cable cars, tiled buildings and cobblestone streets, the pocket-sized capital of Portugal has a ton to see - Lord knows I did my obligatory guidebook research so my list was long. But my list started to feel less and less important as we roamed the city's neighbourhoods and settled into the casual vibe of everyday life in Lisbon. 

Today is all about exploring the city, and you'll have to excuse my laziness - not in the mood to write, but the photos and captions do a pretty good job of showing what we checked out on our first day in Lisboa!

 

The street our apartment is on  Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneThe street our apartment is on The street our apartment is on thanks to Airbnb we're living like locals


View of the 25 de Abril Bridge from in front of Palácio das NecessidadesLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneView of the 25 de Abril Bridge from in front of Palácio das Necessidades We're also a 5-minute walk to the Palácio das Necessidades that has this awesome view of the 25 de Abril Bridge 


Hot AF outside, but watching some Portuguese show being filmed - Lisbon, Necessidades PalaceLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneHot AF outside, but watching some Portuguese show being filmed Hot AF outside, but watching some Portuguese show being filmed


Palácio das Necessidades Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePalácio das Necessidades — historic building that serves as headquarters of the Portuguese Foreign Ministry Palácio das Necessidades — historic building that serves as headquarters of the Portuguese Foreign Ministry


Praça do Marques de Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePraça do Marques de Pombal — with it's very detailed and imposing statue on the roundabout at the end of Avenida da Liberdade Praça do Marques de Pombal — with it's very detailed and imposing statue on the roundabout at the end of Avenida da Liberdade


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneMonument with a statue of the marquis Monument with a statue of the marquis


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneBeautiful buildings on Av. da Liberdade Beautiful buildings on Avenida da Liberdade 


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePraça dos Restauradores — a public square, close to Rossia Square and a less expensive spot to find a terrace to drink or eat at Praça dos Restauradores — a public square, close to Rossio Square and a less expensive spot to find a terrace to drink or eat at


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneA painted tram A painted tram 


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneTime for a Ginjinha Time for a Ginjinha


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePraça do Rossio — the main, central square of Lisbon Praça do Rossio — the main, central square of Lisbon 


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneOn R. de Santa Justa heading to the Elevador de Santa Justa On R. de Santa Justa heading to the Elevador de Santa Justa


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneElevador de Santa Justa — opened in 1902 to take residents up and down (a much better option than walking up at ton of stairs in the beating sun) Elevador de Santa Justa — opened in 1902 to take residents up and down (a much better option than walking up at ton of stairs in the beating sun) 


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneChafariz do Carmo on Largo do Carmo — a picturesque square with plenty of terraces and plenty of trees for shade Chafariz do Carmo on Largo do Carmo — a picturesque square with plenty of terraces and plenty of trees for shade


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneConvento do Carmo (Carmo Convent) — ruins of a convent damaged by an earthquake Convento do Carmo (Carmo Convent) — ruins of a convent damaged by an earthquake


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneThe view from Bellalisa Elevador The view from Bellalisa Elevador restaurant 


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneView from the top entrance of the Santa Justa Elevator View from the top entrance of the Elevador de Santa Justa


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneRooftops of LIsbon Rooftops of Lisbon


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePraça do Rossio from the Elevador de Santa Justa Praça do Rossio from the Elevador de Santa Justa


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneGorgeous wrought-iron staircase going up for an even better view Gorgeous wrought-iron staircase going up for an even better view


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneView of R. de Santa Justa and Castelo de São Jorge on the hill View of R. de Santa Justa and Castelo de São Jorge on the hill 


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneMaking our way to Praça do Comércio Making our way to Praça do Comércio


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneArco da Rua Augusta Arco da Rua Augusta 


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneArco da Rua Augusta at Praça do Comércio Arco da Rua Augusta at Praça do Comércio


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneStatue of King José I – Praça do Comércio Statue of King José I – Praça do Comércio


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePeople chillin' by the Tagus River People chillin' by the Tagus River – Praça do Comércio


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLots of live musicians here too – Praça do Comércio Lots of live musicians here too – Praça do Comércio


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneAdmiring the beautiful buildings Admiring the beautiful buildings 


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneEven the not-so-beautiful buildings have a certain charm to them Even the not-so-beautiful buildings have a certain charm to them


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneThink it's time for another Ginjinha Think it's time for another Ginjinha


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon's famous trams Lisbon's famous trams


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneTime to wine and dine Time to wine and dine


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneWonderful spot on Largo da Anunciada – Champanheria Do Largo Wonderful spot on Largo da Anunciada – Champanheria Do Largo


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneAbsoluely divine Patty Shrimp – Champanheria Do Largo Absolutely divine Patty Shrimp – Champanheria Do Largo


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneMy fave app – fried Bacalhau (cod fish) – Champanheria Do Largo My fave app – fried Bacalhau (cod fish) – Champanheria Do Largo


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneWild rice and shrimp – Champanheria Do Largo Wild rice and shrimp – Champanheria Do Largo


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneSome sort of fish with an amazing sauce Some sort of fish with an amazing sauce – Champanheria Do Largo


Lisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneLisbon, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePork, zucchini and eggplant – Champanheria Do Largo Pork, zucchini and eggplant – Champanheria Do Largo


Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON


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