Hello & welcome to day I of my Lisbon travel photo diary!
On the Saturday of my trip we headed down into the city centre for a good ol’ explore. I loved the pastel coloured buildings with metal wire balconies and patterned tiles that are typical of Portuguese architecture here. They were unlike anything I’ve seen before, and though the country did remind me a little of Italy in some respects, these aspects made it unique in it’s own right.
After wandering around the centre, we made our way to the Elevator Do Castello which takes you up high into the Castello area, home to castle ruins, restaurants and quaint pottery shops.
Shortly after arriving at the top and admiring the views we stopped off at a small wine bar where we sampled 6 different types of wine between us (ahhmazing), the origins of which were explained thoroughly by our friendly and attentive waiter. Our final choice was then accompanied by the cheese and meat selection boards as seen above, which were every bit as delicious as they look. Whenever I think of great cheese, meat and wine I think of France or Italy, but these were some of the best I’d ever tasted, and they were incredibly cheap in comparison too
After heading back to the hotel in the late afternoon, we ended the day with a trip back to Castello to eat in the Mozambican ZamBeZe Restaurant which boasts a huge terrace and far-reaching views over the city. Though Portugal is known for its seafood I opted for an amazing spiced chicken dish, followed by a choice of desserts from a buffet-style table.
I’ll be posting the rest of my explorations on here over the coming week, so keep an eye out (too many photos, not enough time!)