Behind this statue is Castelo de São Jorge, Castle of São Jorge, a Moorish, hilltop castle in Lisbon, Portual overlooking the Tagus River.  While I didn’t get a chance to get any closer to the medieval structure, it still looked impressive from this angle. On Today’s Date in the Past: Cactus and Contrast The Country Club […]

Rossio Square has been one of Lisbon, Portugal’s main squares since the Middle Ages. Over the years it has been the backdrop of revolts, celebrations, bullfights, and executions.  Today it is a lovely, open space frequented by locals and tourists. Here are three photos from Rossio Square.  What do you think?  Do you have a […]

My last day in Lisbon, Portugal, I had three hours to see as much of the city as I could before my flight.  I’m not sure what building this was or where I was in town, but this doorway it is a great example of the amazing architecture I saw during those three hours. On […]

Christo Rei, or Christ the King, is a colossal statute of Jesus inspired by Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It stands on a cliff that is is the highest point in Lisbon, Portugal.  While I didn’t get a chance to visit the Monument while I was in Lisbon, it was conveniently located […]

Our dinner at Lisboa à Noite in the Bairro Alto neighborhood of Lisbon, Portugal, was amazing!  This area of the city developed in the second half of the 15th century in response to the social and economic growth of the region.  It is known for Portuguese-inspired cuisine, especially fish and seafood, as well as an extensive […]