Lisbon city break - March '22

Originally planned in March 2020 (do you see the issue!) a long postponed trip finally arrives!

Plenty of walking to balance the mountains of delicious food we ate... and a few cultural venues too.

It was pretty grey and sometimes wet out but nothing us mountain folk can't handle wink

Lots left to see and do for the next time. Hopefully not another 20 years! Last time here was December 2002 for new years!


Bit windy out! This could be... erm... interesting! wink First flight in ages - how exciting! grin


Well good evening Lisbon! Little stroll around before finding some food. Nice to be back after 20 years or so!


Dinner in Alfama: cheese/olives/bread/black pudding & orange/steak/octopus/rice/chips/few veggies/couple beers. Nom!


Lisbon hotel breakie: unlimited pasteis de nata & other goodies. Nom! Gonna need lots of walking to burn this off! grin


Doing the tourist thing today so need a photo here in daylight too wink Bit bright this morning but told it won't last.


Churches everywhere in Lisbon. Feels like on every corner! A couple of the more ornate ones we wondered into today.


Random squares of Lisbon. Please don't ask me to name them all! wink


Wandering few of the more neglected streets in Bairro Alto/Chiado. Still plenty character left here!


On a grey day, every city needs a pink street with rainbow umbrellas above! smile


Time Out Market Lisbon: had high hopes but felt too much like a mall food court sad Those doughnuts do look good tho!


Ceramic (tiled) walls are par for the course in Portugal but... well... this wall is a whole new take on that, eh?!


Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA). Not that we know about art, but spent 3h+ here enjoying the pretty colours wink


Gallery'd & church'd out but looking for more indoor activity. Money Museum of course! Bit odd, but some cool stuff!


In MNAA at lunch & couldn't find open tapas bar after. Had to settle for snack of pulled pork & cheese balls. Doh! wink


Ah-ha! Now this one (think) I can name: The Rossio (aka. King Pedro IV Square). Still grey but TBH beats baking sun!


Church of St Dominic. Almost destroyed twice by earthquake & once by fire. Guess it's why there's not much art here!


St Anthony's Church. Right next to much larger cathedral but much more beautiful from what I can see (am no expert!).


We probably shouldn't but it's an international city so by request (Pratiwi!) Peking duck & Korean beef for lunch! wink


Sublime meal at O Trigueirinho (Alfama). Garlic pork out of this world. Amazing food for silly small money! Loved it!


Lisbon metro. Makes me almost miss such eccentrics. Sign on little trolly reads, "Anything but a backpack day" LOL grin