Column honors Pedro IV, king of Portugal and emperor of Brazil
Tolley ride in Lisbon
"Elevador de Gloria" took us to Bairro Alto neighborhood
Sao Pedro de Alcantera Park
Bust honors founder of Lisbon's first daily newspaper (19th century) and delivery boy
Sao Roque Church
Restaurante Aldeia Bairro Alto
Neighborhood restaurant on colorful sidestreet in Bairro Alto
Poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935)
Frequent patron at Cafe A Brasileira
Mercado da Rebeira
Portable booth for Fado tickets
On a stroll from the Bairro Alto and Chiado down to the Baixa
Tempting sandwiches to go
Flying over the Tagus River
Stone patterns evoke waves encountered by Portugal's great explorers
At the top of "Elevador da Gloria" trolley route
View from Sao Pedro Alcantara Park in the Bairro Alto
Looking from the Bairro Alto to Baixa
Cafe A Brasileira
100 year old cafe on shopping street in upper neighborhood of Chiado. Georgeous art nouveau inside and out.
Dinner with Linda and Ray
Restaurant Aqui Ha Peixe in Chiado neighborhood
Santa Justa Lift
150-foot-tall iron elevator connecting lower and upper parts of Lisbon. Built in 1902 by architect who studied under Eiffel.
Sao Jorge Castle
Built by the Moors in 11th century. Taken by Portuguese in 1147. Castle is a big snore by day.
Downtown Baixa neighborhood
Rainbow in Lisbon
Lisbon manhole cover
Originaly a shop selling Brazilian products,
Dinner at Aqui Ha Peixe
Pastel de Nata
Clotheslines in Castle Town below the castle
Glass bottoms in the wall prop up sticks when in use.
25th of April Bridge spanning Tagus River
Marks the bloodless military coup restoring democracy to Portugal in 1974
On the riverfront. Site of former royal palace destroyed in 1755 earthquake. Today home to government ministeries.
San Pedro de Alcantara Park in Bairro Alto
Neighborhood famous for writers, poets, publishers and bohemians
Cervejaria de Trindade in the Bairro Alto
Lisbon's "oldest" beer hall, once a dining hall for monks. Older tiles have Christian themes
Joyce at Cafe A Brasileira
We dropped in for refreshments following our walk in the Bairro Alto and Chiado neighborhoods.
Street art in Chiado neighborhood
Linda and Ray in the Bairro Alto
Rossio Square, Lisbon's bustling cultural heart
Once a Roman racetrack, now home to National Theater
Tile map identifies the buildings from this viewpoint
16th century Jesuit church in Bairro Alto
Linda and Joyce at Cafe A Brasileira
Rossio Railway Station
A Ginjinha Bar in Baixa neighborhood
Offers small sips of sweet liquor of ginja berries (like sour cherries)
Dinner on Praca de Fugueira (Fig Tree Plaza) in Baixa
Assembled tasty tidbits from food booths in a covered open market.