Like in Salvador, an elevator and funiculars connect the upper with the lower part of the city. From the highest platform of the elevator one has a dream view of the Tjeo, the lower part of town and to the Castle St. George. Beautiful parks, cobblestoned laneways, wildly extravagant Manueline architecture and pedestrian precincts are just as present as small, steep narrow lanes up to the old part of the town.
The ride by the age-old tramway belongs to the touristiest highlights. We ride up with this nostalgic vehicle to the Alfama. From there, over steep stairs we went through this beautiful old town quarter, down to the centre. On the way up we had spectacular views on the city again and again.
Another Sightseeing trip is to visit Belem with the Jeronimus monastery, a Manueline masterpiece, the imposing limestone Monument to the Discoveries, and the landmark of Lisbon the Torre de Belem, the much-photographed symbol of Portugal's maritime glory. Our 5-day stay was much too short and we are sure we will come again.
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