Getting around, Lisbon
walk, walk, walk!! If you don't you don't get to see many hidden things.
Fondest memory: Www!!! I saw a man that really impressed me, I even had to take a picture, I had never seen anything like this, just in case I didn't do it with any kind of malice I just really had to take a picture of this!!
Go up the Elavador de Glória and look out at the castle and the city as the sun is setting - (photo is a bit earlier in the day.) Another day go up to the castle itself at sunset.
Fondest memory: Probably eating outside at the Rei dos Frangos with dancers on the edge of the square in view.
see the Pantheon
(picture on the left) and take a trip on the typical old
trams (picture on the right). This one is very peculiar: it was built
in order to climb up a very steep road.
Walk up towards the castle. You'll come across narrow old streets that you don't see from the trams. It may look a fair climb, but it really isn't that strenuous and the views from the top are breathtaking.
Fondest memory: My best memory was up at the castle one night during the beer festival in July and looking over the city.It really was amazing.
The best was probably the trolley rides clang-clanging up and down the steep, narrow, and utterly charming old streets in the sections of Lisbon not flattened by the earthquake of 1755, or otherwise modernized.
Fondest memory: Sintra, a two dollar and forty minute train ride away was awesome. Old Moorish fortifications and castles nestled on top of steep little mountains set in a natural park was simply wonderful.
Favorite thing: When you continue by walking upriver (somebody said it´s not so far away, but it took a lot of time!) from Belém towards the city center,...
...In order to get there take this tram-like Elevador da Gloria from Praca dos Restauradores.
FUN but EXTRA-short trip!