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Nice photos. Thanks. I'm surprised to see so many signs and advertisements in English.
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Nice photos. Thanks. I'm surprised to see so many signs and advertisements in English.
Thanks! Yes, it is a surprisingly international city. Most people can speak a few words English as well, though not very good.
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VIEWS OVER PARQUE DAS NACOES FROM THE LISBON TELECABINE CABLE CAR:

There are several cable cars and it costs only 5 euro to enjoy this amazing view of River Tagus and the ultramodern buildings of Parque das Nacoes!
Views from the Telecabine cable car 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 13 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 14 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 16 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 17 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 18 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 19 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 20 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Views from the Telecabine cable car 21 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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BELÉM:

Belém, that means Bethlehem, is a former suburb, now a district, to the West of Lisbon's city center. It can be reached by Westbound trains. It is a wealthy district with many old, colourful buildings, hills and some famous sights. It has a long riverfront along Tagus River, facing the 25th of April Bridge and the Southern suburbs, and beaches. Belém has about 17 000 inhabitants. At least one whole day during any Lisbon trip, is required to explore Belém. The town center is centered around Rua de Junqueira and is filled with colourful, picturesque, old buildings. We also passed a small police station with several police cars.

Rua da Junqueira, Belém town center 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Rua da Junqueira, Belém town center 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua da Junqueira, Belém town center 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua da Junqueira, Belém town center 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua da Junqueira, Belém town center 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua da Junqueira, Belém town center 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua da Junqueira, Belém town center 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Jardim da Praça do Império 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Jardim da Praça do Império 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Palácio de Nacional de Belém 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Palácio de Nacional de Belém 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Palácio de Nacional de Belém 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
VIEWS FROM BELÉM’S RIVERFRONT:
Tagus River, Southern suburbs from Belém 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tagus River, Southern suburbs from Belém 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tagus River, Southern suburbs from Belém 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tagus River, Southern suburbs from Belém 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge seen from Belém 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge seen from Belém 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
25th April Bridge seen from Belém 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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BELÉM SIGHTS:

Torre de Belém is one of Lisbon's mostt famous landmarks. It is a historical former customs tower and defense tower that is situated in the water on the banks of River Tagus. It was built 1514-1519, designed by Francisco de Arruda, ,and is one of the finest examples of Portugese Manueline style, with Moorish details. It consists of a bastion and a 30m high tower, that can be visited. The official name is Torre de São Vicente. Since 1983 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. It is often mentioned as a symbol for both Portugal and the Age of Discoveries.
Torre de Belém 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Torre de Belém 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Torre de Belém 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Torre de Belém 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Torre de Belém 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery, also Hieronymites Monastery) is a huge former monastery in late gothic Manueline style, situated near the riverfront and town center of Belém. Part of the monastery is a beautiful church, Paróquia de Santa Maria de Belém, where you find the tomb of Vasco da Gama and the poet Camões, and the museum of natural history. The monastery was secularised in 1833 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The construction was completed in the 17th century, the building withstood the 1755 earthquek with only minor damage. The inner courtyard is very beautiful, with Manueline details. Both the monastery and the church is open to public.
Facing the monastery is the square park Jardim da Praca do Império. Next to it is the park Jardim de Belém, with Vasco da Gama Garden, where you find a small Thai temple, imported from Thailand.

Monastery of Jerónimos 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 13 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 18 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 17 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 19 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 32 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 41 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 39 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 40 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 49 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 55 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 54 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 51 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 56 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 66 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Monastery of Jerónimos 65 by Nightsky, on Flickr
The tomb of Vasco da Gama.

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Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument of the Discoveries) is a 52m high monument from 1958 on the bank of Tagus River with an observation deck and sculptures of historical seamen, with Henry the Navigator in the front. This modern classicist monument celebrates the Age of Discovery (15th-16th century). It overlooks a huge compass rose and a mappamundi (medieval map of the world). The monument was a gift from the Union of South Africa. Espaço Espelho d'Água is a white, beautiful modern lowrise restaurant building in the middle of a pond, right next to the monument.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Padrão dos Descobrimentos 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Padrão dos Descobrimentos 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Padrão dos Descobrimentos 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Padrão dos Descobrimentos 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Padrão dos Descobrimentos 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Padrão dos Descobrimentos 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Padrão dos Descobrimentos 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Padrão dos Descobrimentos 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Padrão dos Descobrimentos 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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MAAT & Tejo Powerstation in Belém:

MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is a futuristic modern art museum, that opened in 2016 in Belém, facing River Tagus. The modern building has sweeping, curvy lines, that harmonizes with the nearby 25th of April Bridge. It was designed by the British architect Amanda Levete. There is also a large old wing, in the former thermoelectric power plant, Tejo Powerstation, a huge red brick building with four chimneys on top. It is now the Electricity Museum. During our visit there was a cool exhibition about robots in the old powerstation wing. In the new wing there was an exhibition about municipal waste and architectural photography, not by far as interesting as the building itself. Click here to visit these museums.

MAAT museum 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 14 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 16 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 18 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 23 by Nightsky, on Flickr

MAAT museum 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
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MAAT museum 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 32 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 33 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 34 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 35 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 36 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 45 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 46 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 47 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 46 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 50 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 59 by Nightsky, on Flickr
MAAT museum 60 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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MADRAGOA:

Madragoa is a district West of the city center, right north of Santos Station and Tagus River. It has a typical Lisbon character with very picturesque old buildings, somewhat runddown but modern on the indside and colourful, steep hills and laundry hanging across the streets. It has more of a residential feeling and is less touristy. Universidade Europeia (Eurpean University) is a large modern highrise building with diagonal lines at Avenida Dom CArlos I, that ends at the riverfront.

This is where we stayed for the first days, in a rent apartment called the Madragoa Apartments, in a typical bohemic residence building s above the street Rua Madres, but top modern inside with laundry machine and a modern kitchen (with oven and microwave), living room and bedroom.
The apartment was a short but steep uphill walk to a Pingo Doce store, Portugal's leadiong supermarket chain. There are problems finding apartments to live in central Lisbon, because so many rent them to tourists.

Madragoa 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 13 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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MORE MADRAGOA:

Madragoa 16 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 17 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 18 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa 19 by Nightsky, on Flickr

THE MADRAGOA APARTMENT:

Madragoa Apartments 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa Apartments 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa Apartments 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa Apartments 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Madragoa Apartments 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Last night we stayed at the Holiday Inn Continental in the North part, see former posts.

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NORTHERN OUTSKIRTS:

This is a tour in the North part with the sightseeing bus, passing by avenues with modern buildings. It is the area between Portela Airport and the North end of the city center (at Parque Edoardo VII):

AVENIDA JOSÉ MALHOA, NORTH PART:

Avenida José Malhoa 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Avenida José Malhoa 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Avenida José Malhoa 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Avenida José Malhoa 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Avenida José Malhoa 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Avenida José Malhoa 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Avenida José Malhoa 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Avenida José Malhoa 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Avenida José Malhoa 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Avenida José Malhoa 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
AVENIDA ANTÓNIO AUGUSTO DE AGUIAR:
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Around PARQUE EDOARDO VII:
Campo Grande 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alameda Cardeal Cerejeira, Parque Edoardo VII 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Alameda Cardeal Cerejeira, Parque Edoardo VII 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr

CAMPO GRANDE:

Campo Grande 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Campo Grande 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Praca Entrecampos, Campo Grande 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Lisbon_outskirts.html
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MORE FROM THE NORTHERN OUTSKIRTS:

Lisbon Northern outskirts 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Lisbon Northern outskirts 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Lisbon Northern outskirts 13 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Lisbon Northern outskirts 14 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Lisbon Northern outskirts 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua Ramalho Ortigão 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua Ramalho Ortigão 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua Ramalho Ortigão 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Rua Ramalho Ortigão 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr

AQUEDUTO DAS AGUAS LIVRES:
Northwest of central Lisbon is Aqueduto das Águas Livres, an aqueduct from the 1700s designed by an Italian architect (not an ancient Roman aqueduct as many might think). It survived the 1755 earthquake, that occured around the time it begun to supply water to the citizens.. Today a modern highway passes through underneath it. As it is quite hard to reach for pedestrians from central Lisbon, we only had the opportunity to take pictures from the train windows. There are opportunities to visit and cross it though, if you visit the Museu da Agua (Water Museum).
Aqueduto das Águas Livres 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Aqueduto das Águas Livres 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
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PICTURES FROM ABOVE, DURING INFLIGHT TO LISBON AIRPORT:

Inflight Lisbon 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Inflight Lisbon 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Inflight Lisbon 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Inflight Lisbon 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Inflight Lisbon 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Inflight Lisbon 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Inflight Lisbon 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Inflight Lisbon 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Inflight Lisbon 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Inflight Lisbon 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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