Hello my dear friends! We spent the second day of our beautiful long weekend in one of the most magical district of Lisbon: Alfama, where São Jorge Castle dominates the city from the top .
Once visitors have reached the top of this fortress walls, they can walk along bastions and enjoy the panorama. Nearby you can see the magnificence of the Cathedral Sé built by Alfonso Henriques, this Roman church is one of the city’s great landmarks .
Miradouro de Santa Luzia, decorated with with plants and azulejo panels (ceramic tiles), it is a very romantic place. From this look out point, the view of the red roofs of the houses is absolutely breathless.
If you will be in town during the weekend, you can’t miss every Saturday the Feira da Ladra, the traditional flea market where are sold a myriad of all sorts of second-hand and new products, simply displayed on a stretched-out blanket.
While we were walking down the hill, we bumb into the famous poet Fernando Pessoa drawing with coffee.
Bairro Alto is a picturesque working class quarter that has traditionally been the city’s bohemian haunt of artists and writers. To reach this part of the city I suggest you to take the typical tram.
To the west is the district of Estrela, dominated by a huge domed basilica, one of the symbols of Lisbon and in front of it you can rest a while in the popular gardens of the city: Jardim da Estrela built in the second part of the XIX century.
And after this long day, drinking Porto at Pavilhão Chinês it’s obliged! A truly place out of the ordinary!