Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara

In the background the S&stilde;o Jorge Castle, which was closed during my stay.


A sales both in the city center.
Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara Flowers


A view across the city center at the castle.



Lisbon is haunted by graffiti sprayers, more than any other city.

Graffiti Graffiti

Cable car

Also obliterated by graffiti, the cable cars are one attraction of Lisbon.

Rail Car Rail Car


In 1755 the city was destroyed by a powerful quake. The ruins of Igreja do Carmo remained as a memorial.

Igreja do Carmo Igreja do Carmo


A memorial of Joseph I.


Praça dos Restauradores.
Joseph 1. Memorial Praca dos Restauradores

Ponte 25 de Abril

A huge suspension bridge connecting Lisbon with the other side of the Tagus river, Almada. Painted the same color, it resembles the Golden Gate in San Francisco.

Ponte 25 de Abril Ponte 25 de Abril

Ponte 25 de Abril


The Christo Rei memorial was built after WWII.


A more detailed look of Ponte 25 de Abril.
Christo Rei Ponto 25 de Abril

Santuário de Christo Rei

Planning started in 1940 as a plea to keep the war away from Portugal. It worked.

Christo Rei Christo Rei


The locals say that Jesus is directing the traffic on the bridge and blame his gesture for the jams during rush hour.

Lisbon from Christo Rei

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

A monastery, one of the few buildings, which survived the 1755 earthquake. It hosts several museums.


Lisbon is a maritime city.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos Yachts


The Belém Tower or Tower of St Vincent is one of the highlights of Lisbon. Built of limestone, its white walls deliver a nice contrast in the evening light. A visit to the inside of this small fortress is interesting, albeit a nightmare at the same time. Long waiting lines and the narrow staircases turn a visit into a nerve-racking experience.

Belem Tower Belem Tower
Belem Tower Belem Tower


The river bank of Belém makes for a nice walk especially in the evening hours.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos

A monument build in honor of the world-exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Crane Padrao dos Descobrimentos


The Tajo (Tagos) at its mouth.

Ponte 25 de Abril