Hey all you wanderlust crazy guys,

some cities drew you in at the first moment you arrived to it.  That’s it with Lisbon.

When we arrived at the central station of Lisbon we wanted to hire a taxi to get to our appartment in the Alfama. So not every taxi driver is used to drive through the extremely narrow streets of Lisbon’s Alfama. They discussed a while and then we found a person who did that job. This taxi driver did it very well. Wow, that’s a pretty challenge to go by car through the Alfama and not have a crash with the buildings or other parking cars.

You will find pretty and extraordinary restaurants with great food just around every corner in the Alfama of Lisbon.

 

Every human who spend a long time in Portugal and got homesickness to the kitchen of Germany or Austria; here is the best advice from me for you.  Kaffeehaus in the city center of Lisbon. They got really great food that you can find especially in Austria.

If you are in Lisbon, take a trip  with  a Tuk-Tuk and you’ll have a great city-guide at the same time. I promise you, you will have a lot of fun!

I was so excited about this rooftop style.

I’m so in love with this beautiful view to the river Tejo and its Ponte de 25 Abril that is quite similar to the architecture of the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

You will get a stunning view to Lisbon at the Castelo do Sao Jorge which is also a beautiful mediaval castle in the heart of the city.

Yes, and we also did the visit to the crazy colored National Palace of Pena up on the hill of Sintra that is always and in every guide highly recommended. But I tell you, it would have been better to spend this day in Lisbon. Here are some good reasons, not to plan a trip to this place in high season:

  • ticket counter of the central station of Lisbon is completely overcrowded
  • the train to Sintra is also extremely overcrowded
  • hard to find a taxi to get up on the hill to the National Palace of Pena (it’s quite expensive), because the little town is obviously overcrowded by all the tourists (the way up to the palace will take about 1 hour by foot)
  • you have to classify you in a long queue, what isn’t very funny at high temperatures
  • ticket fee is quite expensive

Here are some impressions of the National Palace of Pena in Sintra:

Oooh, I love this beautiful view to the river Tejo from our appartment in the heart of the Alfama.  Suppose, one day we’ll meet again. I’m looking forward this.

 

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