For a major European capital, I was surprised by just how quaint it was. The architecture is beautiful and very pretty. No skyscrapers or modern buildings at all.
Many buildings are adorned with exquisite tiles.
This beautiful baroque fountain is one of two on The Praco Dom Pedro IV, which is the main central square in the Baixa district of Lisbon.
At the north side of the square is the Teatro Nacional, in front of which is the second fountain. The mosaic pavement is so intricate and very striking.
To the south of the square is the pedestrian street, Rua Augusta which I mentioned in a previous Lisbon post and in which I also wrote about our trip to the top of the triumphal Arch seen behind me here.
As well as having an excellent Metro system, Lisbon is served by trams both as a means of public transport and as a tour vehicle.
These photographs were taken from the back of our tram.
The Hills Tour starts and ends at Praca do Comercio, accessed from Rua Augusta through the Triumphal Arch.
And this is the River Tagus...
...from which the 25 de Abril suspension bridge can be seen in the distance.
I would absolutely love to return one day.
Love Liz x
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