The Tower of Belém is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is a must-see when you visit Lisbon. Although most of the tower treasures are now housed at the Fine Arts Museum in Lisbon, it´s the surroundings and the design of the tower that´s worth climbing for.
birds-eye view of Lisbon from the top of the tower
I must warn you though that the climbing part is quite a tedious process because there´s only one set of tiny stairs and so going up and down can be a hassle if you don´t like rubbing elbows (literally) with the other visitors but it´s worth it, at least for me. ;)
This is another view from the top. That bridge is called the 25 de Abril Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. To me, the bridge looked liked the San Francisco bridge in California. Aha, I wasn´t wrong about the similarity because it was was built by the same builders of the Golden Gate! ;)
On another note, if you want a more spectacular view of the city, take the ¨funicular¨ to see this:
Sunset photo from a ¨mirador¨/ vantage point of the city where you can see an old palace on top of the hill.
The sunset and lovely view is much sweeter if you share it with somebody close to your heart. So I´m presenting to you my travel guide, room mate, reluctant photographer of my outfit photos and most of all my ¨bag carrier¨when I´m tired from too much walking and climbing hills:
He makes my life colorful and traveling more fun because we laugh, we fight ( yes we do!) and later we reconcile ( then later we fight again) along the way while visiting interesting places. Now that my dahlings ISN´T boring. ;)
Enjoy your Saturday, peeps! :)
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