We only spent a couple of days walking around Lisbon, both of which we mainly just wandered about a bit aimlessly. We started our first day in Belém, which is an area in the south of Lisbon. We began our day at the Torre de Belém (the Tower of Belém). It’s conveniently situated right along the Tagus River so it has it’s own little moat.
After gazing at the Tower a bit (and a few group photos), we headed along the river to the Praça do Imperio (Imperial Plaza) which has a rather imposing monument.
Turns out it’s for Christopher Columbus. Also turns out that I don’t remember early American history very well. I could only remember one of his ships (the Santa Maria), but Rambo knew the other two (the Pinta and the Nina).
Directly across from the Praça do Imperio, is the gorgeous Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. We snapped a few photos of the outside, but everyone decided the queue was a bit too big for something that they were only mildly interested in seeing. (Next time I get to Lisbon, I’m defo going inside.)
After our wee walk, we set off in search of the famous pastels de nata from the Pasteis de Belém. Check back Friday for my thoughts on these!