Torre de Belém

We continued our way along the Tagus river to the Belém Tower, a fortified tower from the 16th century in Manueline style. It was possible to go up the tower to enjoy a view over the river, but we decided not to. The queue was quite long, the weather had cleared up beautifully (so weContinue reading “Torre de Belém”

Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Our first destination in Portugal was Belém, a relatively short distance from the city centre of Lisbon. We decided to take the electric tram 15E…and so did what seemed like millions of others. My goodness, it was probably the worst tram ride in my life. In retrospect, travelling by tuktuk would have been more comfortableContinue reading “Padrão dos Descobrimentos”